Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo are only four miles apart, yet deliver the best of both worlds! Ixtapa is a modern world class resort area with a 600 slip marina, restaurants and nightclubs, golf courses, and twenty miles of golden beaches perfect for watersports. A fishing port for centuries, Zihuatanejo returns you to a simpler time with seaside cafes, hillside inns, and old-world charm. This area is ideal for honeymooners, snorkelers, and cultural travelers who appreciate Zihua's laid-back vibe and postcard-worthy scenery of rocky cliffs, sand, and sea.
In Ixtapa, choose from a wide variety of exciting excursions. Partake in the adventure of a lifetime, with amazing deep sea fishing right off the coast. Underwater fans will enjoy the scuba at the over 30 sites in the region. Tours are available for the most advanced divers to beginners. Snorkeling at Ixtapa Island is one of the most popular activities. Ixtapa's two world-class, 18 hole golf courses make this tropical destination a haven for golf enthusiasts. The courses are located at opposite ends of Ixtapa's main hotel strip along Palmar Beach.
Ten minutes from Ixtapa, the fishing port of Zihuatanejo is a popular choice among backpackers. This Mexican village has cobblestone streets, quaint cafes, and markets that charm vacationers. The winding streets lead to galleries, folk art shops, small boutique hotels, and palapa style seafood restaurants that offer the fresh catches of the day. Although they offer a diverse vacation experience, Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo share an ideal climate and 16 miles of beautiful golden sand beaches.