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According to the Press Bulletin 1072 of our Convention & Visitors Bureau, our resort has been Certified as "Specialized Resort To Serve The LGBT Market" (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender) on June 2015.


The INE (National Electoral Institute) and IEPCGRO (Electoral and Citizen Participation Institute of Guerrero) delivered the Certificates of Majority to the winners of the elections of June 7. For State Governor to Hector Astudillo Flores (PRI); for Municipal President of Zihuatanejo to Gustavo Garcia Bello (PRD); for Congressman District 11 to Maricarmen Lagunas Cabrera (PRD); for Congressman District 12 to Crescencio Reyes Torres (PRD) and for Federal Congressman District 3 to Ricardo Barrientos Rios (PRD).
Since November 2015 they are re-paving the roadway "Escenica to Playa La Ropa" (Scenic to La Ropa beach road). There is only one lane open, so depending on the traffic in the area, it may take a while to go thru. There is no alternate route available.
On April 5th Mexico advanced their clocks one hour went into "Daylight Saving Time" which will be in effect until the last Sunday in October.
On February 26th TAR AEROLINEAS began a new flight from Los Mochis to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo with one stop in Guadalajara, on Thursdays and Sundays. Link in "Transportation to Town"
On December 10th the Zihuatanejo Pier has been reopened with a temporary structure. It's operational for embarking and disembarking to Playa Las Gatas beach and fishing trips.
On July 14th, 2014 TAR AEROLINEAS began a new non-stop flight to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo from the city of Guadalajara, Mexico. Also, one stop flights from the cities of Durango and Monterrey, Mexico. Link in "Transportation to Town"
For weather conditions around our area, present and forecasts, check "Location and Weather" in menu.
Zihuatanejo was chosen by TripAdvisor® in their list of "Top 10 Destinations in Mexico". March 2015. Click on logo to go to their website and see full list. (new window will open)

Trip Advisor

Two hotels in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo were chosen by CNN-Mexico® in their list of "The 10 best hotels for a vacation in Mexico". February 2015. Article in Spanish. Click on logo to view list. (new window will open)

CNN Mexico

Our City of Zihuatanejo has become a "Certified International City of Peace" by I.C.O.P. organization on February 2015.  Click logo to view certification. (new window will open)

City of Peace

Playa La Ropa beach has been selected as one of the "Best Beaches of Mexico" by Gente Bien® magazine. January 2015. Click on logo to view full list. In Spanish. (new window will open)

Gente Bien

Two hotels in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo were chosen by US News® in their list of "10 Best Hotels in Mexico 2015" for the second time. January 2015. Click on logo to go to their website and view list. (new window will open)

US News

One hotel in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo was chosen by TripAdvisor® in their list of "Top 25 Hotels in Mexico" for the second time. January 2015. Click on logo to go to their website and see full list. (new window will open)

Trip Advisor

Four hotels of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo were again recognized by the American Automobile Association (AAA) with its "Four Diamonds Award". January 2015. Click over logo to visit AAA homepage and view hotels. (new window will open)


La Ropa beach in Zihuatanejo was chosen by iBazar® as one of the 10 most preferred tourist resort of Mexico. March 2014. Click logo to view full list. Article in the Spanish language. (new window will open)


Playa La Ropa beach in Zihuatanejo was chosen by TripAdvisor® travelers as one of the top 10 beaches of Mexico in 2014 (two years in a row). March 2014. NOT LONGER LISTED IN INTERNET

Trip Advisor

Two hotels in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo were chosen by Condé Nast Traveler® in their "Gold List 2014" of the best 100 hotels in the world. December 2013. NOT LONGER LISTED IN INTERNET


Playa El Palmar beach in Ixtapa has been certified as "Clean Beach" and awarded the Blue Flag by the Foundation for Environmental Education®. June 2013. To see certification click flag. (new window will open)

Blue Flag

 EVENTS 2015...

JUNE 1st...
MEXICAN NAVY DAY. Celebration at main pier in Zihuatanejo.
JULY 14th to AUGUST 8th... Tentative dates, it may be slightly changed
EL PARAISO DE LOS NIÑOS (The Children's Paradise, 9th edition). At no cost, cultural activities, shows, musicals and cinema. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Check at your hotel for activities of the day.
EL PARAISO DE LOS NIÑOS (The Children's Paradise)

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AUGUST (?)...
TELEVISA DEPORTES 10K & 5K RACE (6th edition). Distances 10 Km (6.2 miles) and 5 Km (3.1 miles). Categories: Youth (15-19 yrs), Open (20-39 yrs), Master (40-49 yrs), Veterans (50-59 yrs) and Veterans Plus (60+yrs). More information (Spanish) emociondeportiva.com
5K WALK, RUN & JOG RACE (2nd edition). 5 kms (3.1 miles). Ixtapa area. More information at metadeportes.com (in Spanish)
SEPTEMBER 15th & 16th...
MEXICO'S INDEPENDENCE DAYS. City Hall grounds on the 15th. Parade in Zihuatanejo's downtown area on the 16th.
OCTOBER (?)...
STAND UP PADDLE RACES (2nd edition). Categories: Children, Woman Amateur 4K, Man Amateur 4K, Pro 10K, Tech 4K and Relays.
OCTOBER (?)...
REVOLUTION3 TRIATHLON IXTAPA-ZIHUATANEJO (2nd edition). Olympic Rev: 1500mts/40km/10km; Half Rev: 1900mts/90km/19km. Ixtapa. More information at rev3tri.mx
OCTOBER 31st...
NOVEMBER 1st & 2nd...
DAY OF THE DEAD FESTIVAL (Memorial Day, 4th edition). An ancestral Mexican tradition to honor the dead. Main Square in Zihuatanejo and/or Col. La Madera, Zihuatanejo.
DAY OF THE DEAD (Memorial Day)

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ZANKA FEST (3rd edition). Surf, Music and Art. Las Escolleras, Ixtapa.
CAMPUS YOGA (3rd edition). Encounter with renown yoga experts. Ixtapa. Free and paid events.  More information (Spanish) at campusyoga.mx
SURF OPEN TOURNAMENT (2nd edition). Las Escolleras, Ixtapa.
IXTAPAYASOS (3rd edition). Clowns parade and show. Downtown and Main Square in Zihuatanejo. 5:00pm to 9:00pm. Free admission.
DECEMBER 23rd...
ANNIVERSARY OF THE CREATION OF OUR MUNICIPALITY IN 1953. Celebration at City Hall grounds, Zihuatanejo.
DECEMBER 31st...
END OF THE YEAR FESTIVAL. Music and fireworks in Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo.

 EVENTS 2016...

SAILFEST 2015 (14th edition). Sailboats race, many nations, Zihuatanejo.
IXTAPA-ZIHUATANEJO FESTIVAL, ART, CULTURE & TRADITIONS (7th edition). Shows and expos for all the family. Tuesday & Thursday at Main Square in Zihuatanejo, Wednesday & Friday at Kiosk in Ixtapa. From 6:00pm. Free admission.

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MARCH (?)...
ZIHUATANEJO INTERNATIONAL GUITAR FESTIVAL (13th edition). Various locations in Zihuatanejo. Free and paid events.
MARCH (?)...
MARIACHI FESTIVAL. Extension Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo (3rd edition). Locations in Ixtapa and in Zihuatanejo. Free and paid events.
MARCH (?)...
CARNIVAL FEST IXTAPA-ZIHUATANEJO (9th edition). Parades, troupes, carnival floats, shows, etc.

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MARCH (?)...
PETATLAN'S COUNTY FAIR. In nearby Petatlan (20 min. from Zihuatanejo). Palenque (cock fights), shows, livestock exhibit, fairground rides, games, typical food stands, etc.
APRIL (?)...
IXTAPA-ZIHUATANEJO MAR Y TIERRA FAIR (2nd edition). Games, Theatre, Palenque (cockfights), food stands and more. Grounds of Unidad Deportiva in Zihuatanejo.
MAY (?)...
INT'L SAILFISH TOURNAMENT (33rd edition). Categories: Sailfish 1st, 2nd and 3rd places; Marlin 1st place and Dorado (Mahi-Mahi) 1st. place. Great prices. Zihuatanejo Pier. More info in English at sociedadcooperativa...com
MAY (?)...
TELEVISA SPORTS INT'L TRIATHLON (31st edition). Categories: Youth, Sprint, Olympic, Men Elite, Ironkids and Only Rookies (woman). More information in Spanish at asdeporte.com

Newspapers from Mexico

If you'll like to read the latest news from our country, state and city or articles on politics, economy, sports, tourism, etc. use these links from prestigious newspapers and magazines. In English under "National in English" all others in Spanish only.


El Universal
El Financiero

National in English

The News
Mexico Star
Mexico News Daily


El Sur
El Sol de Acapulco




Vertigo Politico


ABC de Zihuatanejo

Despertar de la Costa

El Diario de Zihuatanejo
La Voz de Zihuatanejo
Rafaga Noticiera



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