Ixtapa Zihuatanejo - Location, Local Time, Weather, Temperatures, etc.

For average temperatures, rains, weather forecasts, etc., see bottom of page


Aereal view

Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo is located southwest of Mexico City in the coastline of the State of Guerrero, in the area know as The Golden Pacific which is part of the famous Mexican Riviera.


If you'll like to know the exact location of our little paradise on earth...
101.33 degrees West (meridian)
and 17.38 degrees North (parallel)

We are on Mexico's Coastal-Highway MEX-200, at 250 kms. (156 miles) northwest of Acapulco and 115 kms. (72 miles) southeast of Lazaro Cardenas, Michoacan. It is only a 45 minutes plane ride from Mexico City or City of Toluca and 55 minutes from the City of Guadalajara in the State of Jalisco.

From cities in USA and Canada on direct flights the approximate times are: Los Angeles 3h15m, Denver 3h30m, Dallas/Fort Worth 2h45m, Houston 2h20m, Chicago 4h15m, Seattle 5h15m, New York 5h15m, Minneapolis/Saint Paul 4h20m, Edmonton 5h35m, Toronto 4h55m and Montreal 5h30m.

Location Map

In regard to the clock, Mexico has 3 time zones. Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo is located in the Central Time (CST) zone which it's minus 6 hours from GMT (Greenwich Meridian Time). We go into Horario de Verano (Daylight Saving Time - CDT) during the summer months and it applies from the first Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October, so we will be minus 5 hrs. GMT during this period.

Northwest Mexico is on Mountain Time (States of Sonora, Chihuahua, Sinaloa, Nayarit and Baja California Sur). Baja California is the only state on Pacific Time. The rest of Mexico is on Central Time.

We have the same time as Mexico City.

Clock will refresh itself every minute

In Mexico, most boards, brochures, information signs, etc. that refers to schedules for services (flight times, bus runs, show times, etc.) are posted based on a 24 hours clock or also known as "Military Time". So 13:00 means 1:00p.m., 14:00 means 2:00p.m., etc.

Zihuatanejo and Ixtapa are 6 kms. (4 miles) apart from each other connected by a four lanes freeway that extends all the way up to the International Airport.

Satellite Map

To view above satellite map in Interactive Mode, with zoom-in, zoom-out, scrolling, etc. click here (Courtesy Google Maps, a pop-up window will open)


We enjoy a semi-tropical climate year around with an average of 300 sunny days a year and temperatures ranging from 23 to 33 degrees Celsius (73-93 Fahrenheit).

Our rainy season goes from late June through September and sometimes to middle October with precipitation usually in the evenings or nights, which still gives you many sunny hours per day to spend on the beach and outdoors activities.

At this time of the year the countryside and the mountains turn brilliantly green with multicolored blossoms of trees and flowers. A few months after the rainy season, vegetation turns gradually brown until the rainy season begins again.

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In Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo casual and beachwear clothing is suggested for all year round.

It's recommended to take along a light sweater at nights if planning to dine outside near the beach from November to April. After sundown the wind-chill factor will usually go down due to sea breeze.

If you'll like to read more information about our climate...
  Average Annual Temperatures by month

  Average Rain Precipitation by month
  Average Water Temperatures by season
  Forecasts for next three days
  Links to Weather Channels
  Sunrise and Sunset Hours
  Weather' Satellite view...
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