NCL Sun at anchor in Zihuatanejo
NCL Sun at anchor in Zihuatanejo
Local fish market on the beach
Visiting the market of Zihuatanejo
Ready to go to Playa La Gatas...
Excellent weather, gorgeous natural setting, small-town atomsphere retained
It's occupants are all very poor, but that is the fact of life in Mexico.
It's sometimes unbearably hot in Mexico during the summer. A British friend of mine moved to Puerto Vallarta a couple of years ago, and she comes back to the States for a couple of months each year because she can't take the heat. This is how we cooled off on our trip...
In Barra de Potosi, about 30 minutes south of Zihuatanejo, there is an amazing new wildlife sanctuary Refugio de Potosi. Butterflies, hummingbirds, caged scorpions and more iguanas than you can shake a stick at. It is not far from the seafood restaurants. For an overnight...
Amazing Deep Sea Fishing
Deep sea fishing IS the thing to do in Zihua! Every night we'd go out to dinner a little late, around 9:00 pm. And we couldn't figure out why the town was so quiet each night. Where did everybody go? We finally figured it one morning when we awoke at 5:00 am to get to the...
boating around the bay
we headed down to where the fishermen are after the morning catch, and we were hoping to negotiate a price for a boating excursion. well, we were approached, and we negotiated about $20 per person, for an all day adventure, with just ourselves and the two boat hands! it was...
English and/or French lessons
Hello,If you enjoyed your holidays in Zihuatanejo, and if you want to discover another side of the city and the population,Come back and help our association! We organize English and French lessons for the citizen of Zihuatanejo from 4th July to 22nd August 2008.We need your...
La Casa Que Canta
1 Review and 239 Opinions Beautiful! If you want only the best, either here or The Tides are your options.
1 Review and 124 Opinions In everyone's lifetime, they should experience a place like Casa Cuitlateca at least once. This...
ITA Cafetería Restaurant y Arte: Best Breakfast and Lunch in Zihua!
Located on a quiet and cozy street in Zihuatanejo, ITA Cafetería Restaurant y Arte is a hidden gem. Open for breakfast and lunch, this restaurant serves authentic and traditional Mexican cuisine. The food is absolutely amazing! The meals and ingredients are fresh, colorful,...
Cafeteria Nueva Zelanda: Lonely Planet calls one correctly (for once)
We had read about this Cafe in the Lonely Planet Travel Guide. Milk based espresso drinks were highly recommended. We were not disappointed.This cafe has two entrances, one on the bigger street it is located on and one from the smaller street in the back. Both sides have...
Cocodrilo's Cafe: Watch your Feet!
Its not named Cocodrilo's Cafe for nothing. Just a few footsteps away is a lagoon full of crocodiles and there's nothing between you and them, but some beautiful white sand. This hotel restaurant serves fresh local seafood and fresh juices, and also caters to the tourists...
Rufo's: Bananas Flambe
Rufo's is a divine outdoor restaurant on a street corner, in a quiet neighbourhood just behind Playa Madera, just down the hill from Casa Adriana where we stayed. The owner, Rudolfo, was extremely friendly and polite, and made a Bananas Flambe that was out of this world!...
Blue Mamou: Blues and Barbecue
The Blue Mamou opened in November, 2004 - a great spot for live music in Zihuatanejo, with some killer guest musicians coming in from all parts. The club was open the 1st year through the end of April and will open again in the late summer/fall of 2005, hopefully to stay open the whole year. Full bar with barbecued ribs and chicken being served.
Dress Code: Whever goes... in a beach location like Zihuatanejo, expect to see and wear anything from neat long dresses and pants to short-shorts and t-shirts. Dancing is always better barefoot!!
Updated Apr 4, 2011
Address: Camino Escenico a Playa la Ropa s/n
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http://www.zihuatanejo.net/localtransport.htmlthe buses will get you around town for about 55 cents. from the main bus station, you can get to other cities by simply looking at the kiosks that sell the tickets and reading the destinations. you can ask for the price or it...
Zihuatanejo – Acapulco Intercity
There are three bus stations in Zihuatanejo sitting side by side along the highway. The Elite / Futura station is the largest, with Estrella Oro in the middle and finally the independents in an office closest to town but not much larger than a convenience store. Having not...
Zihuatanejo – Ixtapa Connection
The two towns, Zihuatanejo and Ixtapa, are so close together that you only need to take a local bus for 7 pesos and 15 minutes later you're in the other town. The buses are frequent, well marked and easy to get on and off. In Zihuatanejo, the main embarkation point where...
We bought some lovely blankets at a very good price at the flea market near the church.
Updated Dec 24, 2003
military check points
it is common to be traveling on a bus, either during the day or night, and be stopped at a military checkpoint. don´t be alarmed. this is routine. i was told by a local that they like to interrogate foreign women. they came onto the bus, one person guarding the front of the...
this area has one of the 16 most polluted beaches in all of mexico, according to an environmental survey. you will see the trash, especially during june, july and august, in the height of the mexican tourist season. DON´T DRINK THE WATER and i would absolutely steer clear of...
Zihautanejo Warning Drug War has arrived !
I am supposed to fly to Zihua Sunday and am quite anxious. The Drug gangs have attacked the police twice this week, killing four yesterday. If I had known it would be like this I would not have booked my trip. I would advise thinking long and hard about traveling there at...
overbooked bus fares
we arrived at the main bus terminal in zihuatanejo, and because all the direct buses to puerto escondido were sold out, i had to buy a ticket to acapulco (4 hours) then connect with another bus to puerto (6-8 hrs). the total fare was about $50 for this overnight bus....
Sometimes you just need to exchange cash. Be sure that when you do, you keep a REALLY good eye on what they are counting back at you, and that they do it on top of the counter where you can see. One time we needed $1200 pesos but the girl only gave us $1100, and when we...
Taxi ride from the Airport
Aparently there are busses that are at the airport that are available to take you to Zihua. We couldn't find them, so be prepared to shell out some money for a taxi. Its about $20 - 30, depending on how much they think they can take advantage of. Although this is definatly a...
Explore Deeper into Zihuatanejo
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