Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo Travel Guide
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.
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