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The twin resorts of Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo are located in the state of Guerrero on the Pacific Coast of Mexico 144 miles northwest of Acapulco along the coast known as La Costa Grande. Zihuatanejo is a thriving old-world Mexican community that has grown from a small fishing village. It is composedIxtapa-Zihuatanejo of a natural bay surrounded by several beaches and no high rises. Despite its gradual growth as a popular tourist stop, Zihuatanejo has retained their heritage of a fishing village culture. Due to an influx of tourist in the 70s when resort towns like Cancun and Acapulco were being developed FONATUR looked to make Zihuatenejo the next resort town, however the town people refused the idea of drastically changing the look of the town by having tall buildings blocking the view of the bay. As a result in 1968, Fonatur (Federal Bureau for Tourist Development), expropriated a large coconut plantation and mangrove estuary near Zihuatanejo to create a new resort. They named it Ixtapa. The two towns, just four miles apart commonly referred to as Ixtapa - Zihuatanejo make the perfect combination for enjoying the best of both worlds while on vacation...
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Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo beaches

Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Attractions

Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo is known for their amazing beaches; some of the beaches are private and can only be explored by boat. Small pangas (boats) run to the beaches several times per day. Visit the Museo Arqueologico de la Costa Grande in Zihuatanejo; known for its murals, maps and archaeological objects, on display...
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Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Activities

Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Fishing
The waters around Zihuantenejo have long been known for the abundance and variety of game fish, like yellowfin tuna, Dorado, blue and black marlin can all be hooked up year-round. Enjoy a day of golf at one of Ixtapa’s top notch golf courses. Explore more than 30 different dive sites ranging from deep canyons to shallow reefs...
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Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Restaurants

Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo restaurants
Along the malecon and the beaches is where most of the restaurants and cafes can be found. In Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo you can expect fresh seafood and a variety of Mexican dishes as well as cuisine from around the world...
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Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Lodging

Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo hotels
Zihuatenejo has several nice vacation rentals, bed and breakfast and smaller quant hotels. If you want luxury head to Ixtapa. Ixtapa is filled with luxury high rise resort hotels and accommodations that will range from 4 to 5 star...
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