In an unusually beautiful site, in the heart of the Mexican Pacific, surrounded by mountains covered with tropical forest that come down to the coast, lies the peaceful, picturesque fishing village of Zihuatanejo with its wonderful combination of tranquility, exuberant surroundings and affordable tourist facilities. Its superb semi-tropical climate, with temperatures oscillating between 73 and 91ºF and its nearly two miles of beach have made this one of Mexico's most popular resorts.
Although it has been modernized, Zihuatanejo still retains the village atmosphere that has made it famous throughout the world.
Although its main attraction is the golden beaches that surround its gorgeous bay, wandering round the cobbled streets in the town center is also extremely pleasant. There you will find restaurants serving national and international cuisine, picturesque shops and typical markets carrying everything from traditional handicrafts to the latest international fashions.
Also worth visiting is the archaeological museum where you will be able to find out about some of the history of the region. For those in search of nightlife, Zihuatanejo offers night clubs and small, intimate bars with live music.
Just over 4 miles outside of Zihuatanejo lies the modern tourist complex of Ixtapa (meaning "Place of White Sands" in Náhuatl, which, together with Zihuatanejo, forms what is known as the "Dorado Pacífico.