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 NEWS...

On March 17th, 2016 VOLARIS airlines began operations to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo from Mexico City.
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 RECOGNITIONS...

Zihuatanejo for the second year in a row was chosen by TripAdvisor® in their list of "Top 10 Destinations in Mexico". April 2016. Click on logo to go to their website and see full list. (new window will open)

Trip Advisor

Playa La Ropa beach in Zihuatanejo was chosen by TripAdvisor® in their list of "Top 10 Beaches in Mexico". April 2016. Click on logo to go to their website and see full list. (new window will open)

Trip Advisor

Two hotels in Zihuatanejo were chosen by TripAdvisor® in their list of "Top 25 Hotels in Mexico". April 2016. Click on logo to go to their website and see full list. (new window will open)

Trip Advisor

Three hotels in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo were chosen by US News® in their list of "10 Best Hotels in Pacific Coast". February 2016. Click on logo to go to their website and view list. (new window will open)

US News

Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo was chosen by Expedia.mx® in their "10 Ciudades en Mexico para una Escapada Romantica" (10 cities in Mexico for a Romantic Escape). February 2016. Click on logo to see article and list. In Spanish. (new window will open)

Expedia.mx

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.

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.

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.

Trip Advisor

Four hotels of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo were recognized once again by the American Automobile Association (AAA) with its "Four Diamonds Award". January 2015.

AAA

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...

JULY 20th to AUGUST 13th...
EL PARAISO DE LOS NIÑOS (The Children's Paradise, 9th edition). Beach activities, children shows, cinema and more. Wednesdays and Fridays in Zihuatanejo, Thursday and Saturdays in Ixtapa. FREE ADMISSION to all games, shows, etc. 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.
SEPTEMBER (?)...
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.
SEPTEMBER 27th...
CELEBRATION OF WORLD'S TOURISM DAY. Events and conferences.
OCTOBER 31st...
ANNIVERSARY OF ALVARO SAAVEDRA Y CERON TRIP IN 1527.
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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NOVEMBER (?)...
CHALLENGE IXTAPA-ZIHUATANEJO TRIATHLON. Categories: Sprint (38km), Olympic (51.5Km) and Half (112.5Km). Ixtapa. More information in English at challenge-ixtapa.com
NOVEMBER (?)...
SAILBOATS OCEAN RACE (2nd edition). Start and finish at noon. Zihuatanejo.
NOVEMBER (?)...
ZANKA FEST (3rd edition). Surf, Music and Art. Las Escolleras, Ixtapa.
NOVEMBER (?)...
CAMPUS YOGA (3rd edition). Encounter with renown yoga experts. Ixtapa. Free and paid events.  More information (Spanish) at campusyoga.mx
DECEMBER (?)...
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.
DECEMBER (?)...
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...

FEBRUARY (?)...
SAILFEST 2017 (16th edition). Sailboats race, many nations, Zihuatanejo.
MARCH (?)...
ZIHUATANEJO INTERNATIONAL GUITAR FESTIVAL (13th edition). Various locations in Zihuatanejo. Free and paid events.
APRIL (?)...
PETATLAN'S COUNTY FAIR. During Holy Week in nearby Petatlan (20 min. from Zihuatanejo). Palenque (cock fights), shows, livestock exhibit, fairground rides, games, typical food stands, etc.
APRIL (?)...
CARNIVAL FEST IXTAPA-ZIHUATANEJO (10th edition). Parades, troupes, carnival floats, shows, etc.
CARNIVAL FEST

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MAY (?)...
INT'L SAILFISH TOURNAMENT (34th edition). Prizes: Sailfish from 1st to 6th place; Marlin 1st place and Dorado (Mahi-Mahi) 1st. place. Prices are cars, pickups and scooters, also special prices. Zihuatanejo Pier. More info at sociedadcooperativa...com (English on top right corner)
MAY (?)...
ITU PANAMERICAN CUP TRIATHLON (33rd edition). Categories: Sprint and Olympic., Men Elite, Ironkids and Only Rookies (woman). More information in Spanish at asdeporte.com
MAY (?)...
ITU IRONKIDS TRIATHLON. Categories: Ironkids and Only Rookies (woman). More information in Spanish at asdeporte.com
JUNE 1st...
MEXICAN NAVY DAY. Celebration at main pier in Zihuatanejo.

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.

National

Excelsiot
El Universal
Milenio
El Financiero

National in English

The News
Mexico Star
Mexico News Daily

State

El Sur
El Sol de Acapulco

Sports

Esto

Magazines

Proceso
Etcétera
Vertigo Politico

Local

ABC de Zihuatanejo

Despertar de la Costa

El Diario de Zihuatanejo
La Voz de Zihuatanejo
Rafaga Noticiera

Tourism

Turistampa

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Radio stations

Operation hours are usually from 6:00a.m. to midnight (local time). In Spanish.

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