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On December 23rd after an intensive rehabilitation, the Zihuatanejo Pier was reopened for embarking and disembarking to Las Gatas beach and for fishing trips, also for passenger of pleasure cruisers that have a stop-over in our destination.
On March 17th, 2016 VOLARIS airlines will begin operations to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo from Mexico City.
For weather conditions around our area, present and forecasts, check "Location and Weather" in menu.


Three hotels of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo were chosen by Conde Nast® in their "Top 20 Resorts in Mexico, Pacific Coast, Readers Choice Awards 2015" October 2015. Click on logo to go to website and see full list. (new window will open)

Conde Nast

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)


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 2016...

FEBRUARY 8th to 15th...
SAILFEST 2016 (15th 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 4th to 13th...
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 (?)...  Pending confirmation
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
JUNE 1st...
MEXICAN NAVY DAY. Celebration at main pier in Zihuatanejo.
JULY (?) to AUGUST (?)...
EL PARAISO DE LOS NIÑOS (The Children's Paradise, 9th edition). At no cost, beach activities, children shows and cinema. From Wednesdays thru Saturdays in Ixtapa and in Zihuatanejo. 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 Note: in 2015 it was cancelled due to economic issues.
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 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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CHALLENGE IXTAPA-ZIHUATANEJO TRIATHLON. Categories: Sprint (38km), Olympic (51.5Km) and Half (112.5Km). Ixtapa. More information in English at challenge-ixtapa.com
SAILBOATS OCEAN RACE (2nd edition). Start and finish at noon. Zihuatanejo.
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
RUCCO SURFER REUNION 2016 (9th edition). Categories "Surf Rucco" 50 to 59 years old, "Surf Legend" 60+ years old. Also Boys and Girls 8 to 11 years old, 12 to 15 years old and Girls Open. Las Escolleras, Ixtapa.
DECEMBER 23rd...
ANNIVERSARY OF THE CREATION OF OUR MUNICIPALITY IN 1953. Celebration at City Hall grounds, Zihuatanejo.
IXTAPA OUTDOORS 2016. 5K (3.1 miles), 10K (6.2 miles) and 16K (9.9 miles) marathons. Marina Ixtapa bicycle path, Ixtapa. Also children race.
DECEMBER 31st...
END OF THE YEAR FIREWORKS GALA. Fireworks in Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo.

 EVENTS 2017...

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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