Zihuatanejo Travel Guide

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Zihuatanejo Overview

Zihuatanejo is a village turned tourist destination in the Mexican state of Guerrero. Along with its sister town Ixtapa they are now promoted as Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo but developed separately and are about 5 miles apart. While Itapa is a planned destination, Zihuatanejo is still the village, while it plays host to some guests.

Spread around the bay are the resorts and the fishing boats and luxury boats. Zihuatanejo is still a sleepy village that wakes up a little bit, keeping its old charm and having none of the high rise hotels of Ixtapa. There is still a small town center called "EL Centro". The walkway along the local city beach is full of great food and many local shops selling crafts and everything a visitor needs. The plaza in front of the municipal beach hosts many kinds of events yearlong. It is truly a community here that you are visiting while nearby Ixtapa was built and planned as a hotel destination. For those into more than the local beaches that spread around the bay like the relaxing Playa la Ropa, there are activities like sport fishing and all types of boating. Locals can be hired for any number of trips.

The bay here is sheltered well from the open ocean ringed by beaches with various levels of accommodation and gentle waves. In town one will find the cheaper B&B type of establishments and guesthouse or hostel type of rooming. For those wanting a more serene experience in the Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo region, Zihuatanejo with many activities, abundant nature and local wildlife and even horseback riding on some beaches as well as dolphin watching and turtle conservation, may keep you busy and relaxed at the same time.

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