It won’t be hard to convince you to visit Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo.
The two are a must when visiting the glorious coasts in the state of Guerrero.
The two are twin towns, separated only by a 6.
) stretch of land.
Despite their twinship, the two towns have very different attitudes and histories.
Ixtapa used to be an enormous coconut plantation that was transformed into a town with great hotels and resorts, great restaurants, and great shopping.
Zihuatanejo, on the other hand, used to be a small fishing village, and today it is a favorite destination for backpackers and travelers who enjoy small and hidden streets, full of art galleries, artisan shops, and craft stores.
Pay a visit to the boutique hotels and the rustic palapas where you can find restaurants selling some of the best fish in the region.
This is also an fantastic romantic destination, ideal for an unforgettable honeymoon.
Scuba divers, backpackers, and travelers interested in discovering the culture of the place will always remember the simplicity, hospitality, and warmth of the people of “Zihua,” the nickname the locals gave this town.
In Ixtapa almost all hotels are a few steps away from the beach.
The toughest decision to make here is whether to spend your afternoon poolside or on the beach, and this won’t be too difficult since they’re right by each other.
Have a refreshing drink, take a dip in the Pacific Ocean, and then linger in the pool for a day of relaxation.
If you are walking around Zihuatanejo, your decision will involve picking a place to eat, and choosing whether to go right or left when picking your next street to get lost in.
Only a few kilometers away from the hotel zone is this lovely place where you can hire snorkel gear to explore its delicious waters and then rest in a relaxing restaurant as you try some of the best fish you will ever try.
The bay of Zihuatanejo does not lag behind.
With its peaceful waves it invites you to enjoy a boat tour to Las Gatas Beach, where the legend is that a king had the by this beach built so his daughters could swim in peace.
Here you can try some of the best fish tacos in the region.
You can find them in different restaurants and stands under the shade of palm trees.
We also recommend snorkeling to find sea turtles and rare species of fish.
If you consider yourself an expert swimmer and enjoy an adrenaline rush, the excursions to the Morros de Potosi are your best option.
These are enormous white rocks that time has turned into the homes of pelicans and seagulls.
Under the sea, scuba divers can find an amazing cave system, with arches and tunnels that will make for an unforgettable experience and an intense rush.
This is how these two paradises, Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo, will suit the tastes of any visitor.
Everything here becomes simple, no decision is hard: a relaxing massage by the sea, or an unforgettable restaurant on Adelita street? Few things are better than finding two unbeatable destinations so close to each other.
This is Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo.
Things to see and do
swimming, fishing, golf, tennis, surf, snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming with dolphins, ATV trails, bird and turtle watching, horseback riding, hiking, ecotourism, gastronomy, art.