Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo Travel Guide


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Plan Your Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo Vacation

Although they couldn't be more different, Ixtapa (eesh-tah-pa) and Zihuatanejo (zee-wha-ta-NEH-ho) are marketed together as a single resort destination, and both have gorgeous bays and beaches. They may also be the friendliest of Mexico's major resort areas. Ixtapa is quite pleasant, and filled with beachfront hotels. Zihua also has many beachfront hotels, but more of an authentic Mexico feel. There are plenty of beachfront hotels, and the cluster of pedestrian-only streets close to the marina is completely touristy.


Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo Hotels

Fodor's local writers visit every hotel we recommend. Look for our discerning Fodor's Choice picks or search by price and location.


Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo Restaurants

Find the best Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo restaurants in every price category with our top picks.

Things To Do

Things To Do in Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo

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Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo Experiences


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