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 NEWS...

VOLARIS airlines will begin direct flights to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo from the city of Tijuana, Mexico in middle October.
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 RECOGNITIONS... We only list from the last three years

Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo was chosen by customers of Expedia.mx® as one of "Mexicanos escogen sus destinos preferidos de Mexico" (Mexican choose their preferred resorts of Mexico) August 2018.

Expedia.mx

Playa La Ropa beach in Zihuatanejo was chosen by TripAdvisor® in their list of "Top 10 Beaches in Mexico". April 2018.

Trip Advisor

Ixtapa was chosen by customers of Expedia.mx® as one of the "25 destinos preferidos por los mexicanos para festejar Año Nuevo" (the 25 preferred destinations of Mexican people to spend New Year) December 2017.

Expedia.mx

Zihuatanejo was chosen by Expedia.mx® in the "Las mas bonitas y mejores playas de Mexico" (The most beautiful and best beaches in Mexico). April 2017.

Expedia.mx

Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo was chosen by Expedia.mx® in their "15 Mejores Ciudades para Visitar en Familia" (15 best cities to visit with the family). November 2016.

Expedia.mx

Zihuatanejo for the second year in a row was chosen by TripAdvisor® in their list of "Top 10 Destinations in Mexico". April 2016.

Trip Advisor

Playa La Ropa beach in Zihuatanejo was chosen by TripAdvisor® in their list of "Top 10 Beaches in Mexico". April 2016.

Trip Advisor

Two hotels in Zihuatanejo were chosen by TripAdvisor® in their list of "Top 25 Hotels in Mexico". April 2016.

Trip Advisor

Three hotels in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo were chosen by US News® in their list of "10 Best Hotels in Pacific Coast". February 2016.

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.

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.

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.

CNN Mexico

Playa La Ropa beach has been selected as one of the "Best Beaches of Mexico" by Gente Bien® magazine. January 2015.

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

 CERTIFICATIONS...

Ixtapa was given the "Silver Certified Status" by EarthCheck® Organization. August 2016. Click on logo to see article. (new window will open)

Expedia.mx

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 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

Playa El Palmar beach in Ixtapa has been certified and awarded the "Bandera de Playa Limpia" (Clean Beach Flag) by the Instituto Mexicano de Normalización y Certificación® (Mexico Normalization & Certification Institute). January 2013.

IMNC

 EVENTS 2018...

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. Event and conferences.
OCTOBER 20th...
XTRAIL CHALLENGE (3rd edition). Cross country races (jungle and beach). Distances: 5Km (3.1 miles), 17Km (10.5 miles) and 37Km (22.9 miles). Ixtapa. More information in xtrailmexico.com
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 (?)...
MONSTER ENERGY FREERIDE - JET-SKI CHAMPIONSHIP (2nd edition). Ixtapa. monsterenergy.com (info in Spanish)
DECEMBER (?)...
WELLNESS FEST IXTAPA (2nd edition). Yoga events and related activities in the open. Ixtapa.
DECEMBER 23rd...
ANNIVERSARY OF THE CREATION OF OUR MUNICIPALITY IN 1953. Celebration at City Hall grounds, Zihuatanejo.
DECEMBER 31st...
END OF THE YEAR FIREWORKS GALA. Fireworks in Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo. Live music.

 EVENTS 2019...

FEBRUARY (?)...
SAILFEST 2019 (18th edition). Sailboats race from many nations, sailboat tour trips, other fun activities, Zihuatanejo Bay.
MARCH (?)...
ZIHUATANEJO INTERNATIONAL GUITAR FESTIVAL (15th edition). Various locations in Zihuatanejo. Free and paid events.
MARCH (?)... PENDING CONFIRMATION (IN 2017 & 2018 WAS CANCELLED)
CARNIVAL FEST IXTAPA-ZIHUATANEJO. Parades, troupes, carnival floats, shows, etc.
CARNIVAL FEST

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APRIL (?)...
PETATLAN'S COUNTY FAIR. During Holy Week in nearby Petatlan (20 min. from Zihuatanejo). Palenque (cock fights), shows, livestock exhibit, fairground rides, games, Mexican and regional food stands, etc.
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 and pickups, also special prices. Zihuatanejo Pier. More info at sociedadcooperativa...com (English on top right corner)
MAY (?)...
ITU PANAMERICAN CUP TRIATHLON (33rd edition). Categories: Olympic, Sprint, Junior, Relays, Only Rookies (Females), National Elite and International Elite. More information in Spanish at asdeporte.com
JUNE 1st...
MEXICAN NAVY DAY. Celebration at main pier in Zihuatanejo.
JULY (?)...
VERANU MUSIC 2019 (3rd edition). Musical event with renown artists and DJ's. Playa El Palmar beach, Ixtapa. FREE ADMISSION. Check at your hotel for exact location of the event.
JULY (?)...
EL PARAISO DE LOS NIÑOS (The Children's Paradise, 10th edition). Beach activities including snow and water ramps, aqua splash, blockemania, sand castles and more. Thursdays thru Sundays. FREE ADMISSION to all events. Check at your hotel for activities of the day and place.
EL PARAISO DE LOS NIÑOS (The Children's Paradise)

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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, 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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Variedades RTG

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