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On April 6th Mexico changed to Daylight Saving Time. Clocks were set ahead one hour.
On March 15th, 2014 TAR AEROLINEAS began operations to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo from the cities of Queretaro and Acapulco. Check "Transportation to Town (How to get here)" for link to the airline's website.
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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 see full list. Article in the Spanish language. (new window will open)


Four hotels of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo were recognized by the American Automobile Association (AAA) with its "Four Diamonds Award". March 2014. Click over logo to visit AAA homepage and see hotels. (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. Click on logo to see TripAdvisor's choices. (new window will open)

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Two hotels in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo were chosen by US News® in their list of "10 Best Hotels in Mexico 2014". January 2014. Click on logo to go to their website and see list. (new window will open)

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One hotel in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo was chosen by TripAdvisor® in their list of "Top 25 Hotels in Mexico". January 2014. Click on logo to go to their website and see full list. (new window will open)

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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. To see full list click logo. (new window will open)


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)

Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo was chosen by CNN-Mexico® as one of the "Seven Ideal Paradises in Mexico for Discerning Travelers". December 2012. Article in Spanish. Click logo. (new window will open)

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 EVENTS 2014...

APRIL 14th to 20th...
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 19th (Tentative date)...
ACUATLON 2014 (5th edition). Combination of run race and swimming tournament. Playa La Ropa beach. Different categories from Children to Open.
APRIL 24th to 27th...
INTERNATIONAL BODYSURF TOURNAMENT (8th edition). Las Escolleras, Ixtapa.
MAY 1st to 5th...
COPA AMADO (Amado Cup). Ford Mustang Expo-Show and Drag Race (2nd edition). Ixtapa. Car registration copaamado.org.mx (in Spanish)
MAY 2nd to 4th...
INT'L SAILFISH TOURNAMENT (31st edition). Categories: Sailfish 1st, 2nd and 3rd places; Marlin 1st place and Dorado (Mahi-Mahi) 1st. place. Great prices. Zihuatanejo Pier. More info at E-MAIL

Fishing Tournament


MAY 24th...
PATCO-TELEVISA SPORTS INT'L TRIATHLON (30th edition). Swim: 1.4 Kms (0.93 miles); Bike: 39.7 Kms (24.6 miles); Run: 10 Kms (6.2 miles). Ixtapa area. More info at asdeporte.com



MAY (?)...
CHILDREN'S FISHING TOURNAMENT (2nd. edition). Zihuatanejo.
JUNE 1st...
MEXICAN NAVY'S DAY. Celebration at main pier in Zihuatanejo.
JUNE (?)...
KING OF THE GROMS (3rd edition). Surfing tournament for under 16 years old. Latin qualifying round. Playa Linda beach, Ixtapa.
JULY (?)...
UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST (2nd edition). For scuba divers.
JULY (?)...
EL PARAISO DE LOS NIÑOS (The Children's Paradise, 8th edition). At no cost, beach activities, artistic workshops and musical shows. Contests and tournaments with prizes for participating children. 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 (5th 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).
SEPTEMBER 15th & 16th...
MEXICO'S INDEPENDENCE DAYS. City Hall grounds on the 15th. Parade in Zihuatanejo's downtown area on the 16th.
OCTOBER (?)...
COOK OF THE YEAR CONTEST. Regional semifinal.
OCTOBER 31st...
NOVEMBER 1st & 2nd...
DAY OF THE DEAD FESTIVAL (Memorial Day, 3rd edition). This is a 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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CAMPUS YOGA (2nd edition) Encounter with renown yoga experts. Free and paid events. Ixtapa.
MOTO-IXTAPA FESTIVAL (3rd edition). Motorcycles show and expo.
VOCHERO FESTIVAL (2nd edition). VW cars expo with Beetles, Vans and Thing (Safari). Classic and tuned-up vehicles.
NOVEMBER 20th to 23rd...
ZANKA FEST (2nd edition). Surf, Music and Art. 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 Main Square, Zihuatanejo.
DECEMBER 31st...
END OF THE YEAR FESTIVAL. Music and firewoks.

 EVENTS 2015...

JANUARY (?)...
FICA FILM FESTIVAL in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo. Main Plaza, Zihuatanejo.
JANUARY (?)...
MARIACHI & MEXICAN TRADITIONS FESTIVAL, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo extension. (2nd edition). Kiosk in Ixtapa and Main Plaza in Zihuatanejo.
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 (12th edition). Various locations in Zihuatanejo. Free and paid events.
MARCH (?)...
CARNIVAL FEST IXTAPA-ZIHUATANEJO (9th edition). Parades, troupes, carnival floats, shows, etc.

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Newspapers from Mexico

If you'll like to read the latest news from our country, state and city or articles on politics, economy, 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
Inside Mexico


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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