Zihuatanejo Vacation Attractions, Pacific Coast Village, Mexico
How to Reach Zihuatanejo
Long distance first class buses run along coast road Route 200 from Acapulco to the city of Lazaro Cardenas. Zihuatanejo is mid way, four hours south of Lazaro Cardenas. Estrella Blanca serves Zihuatanejo from Puerto Escondido and from Morelia and Mexico City. From the north buses serve from Mazatlan,Guadalajara area and then to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo,
From the south buses from Puerto Escondido, reach Acapulco and then Zihuatanejo. Bus lines serve Zihuatanejo from Mexico City. through Morelia and Uruapan. Service is frequent out of Guadalajara and Morelia.
Route 200, the coast road runs through Zihuatanejo between Acapulco and Lazaro Cardenas.
High speed roads reach Zihuatanejo from Morelia and Mexico City
Reliable friendly English and Spanish- speaking Taxicab driver:
Rene Brooks Morales Tel. 755-108-7043
Call for lift anywhere, hire for private tour, 200 pesos per hour
Very helpful, friendly and accommodating
Zihuatanejo offers a walkway along the bay starting at Municipal beach and extending for over a mile along the beaches. Shopping and dining line the walkway along with the Archeology museum.
Zihuatanejo Vacation Attractions on the Pacific Coast of Mexico include the small town ambiance imparted by pedestrian only cobble streets and painted sidewalks where walking, sightseeing, and shopping for handcrafts is relaxing. Perfect weather
Zihuatanejo Vacation Attractions include deep sea fishing, diving, parasailing end ecotours.
The climate of Zihuatanejo is ideal year round, summer months the warmest with afternoon thunder storms likely. November to May Ideal
Zihuatanejo lies 150 miles north of Acapulco on Mexico’s Pacific Coast.
Until the 1970s construction of the resort area of nearby Ixtapa, five miles to the north on Route 200, Zihuatanejo was a small fishing village in a wide sheltered bay surrounded by steep hills. With the building of new superhighways, Zihuatanejo, Ixtapa is now 6 hours from Mexico City and has become the most popular Mexican tourist destinations after Cancun and Puerto Valarta.
Zihuatanejo is world famous as a sport fishing port for the taking of large bill fish such as Marlin and sailfish. An international sailfish tournament is held on the first weekend of May. The Blue and Black Marlin are sought by sport fishermen who fish five miles offshore. Sport fishermen also take Dorado, Wahoo, and Tuna.
- Zihuatanejo Sport Fishing
A lagoon south of Zihuatanejo offers ecotours by kayak to observe the birds and animals indigenous to the area. The Potosi Lagoon, Laguna de Potosi, is about ten miles south of Zihuatanejo village along a stretch of sand beaches near the airport. The beaches are open ocean beaches dangerous for recreational swimming but good surfing. Playa Larga, Blanca, and La Pozas continue south to Barra Potosi where the Laguna de Potosi offers bird watching kayak trips.
On the main beach near the zocalo the fisherman’s path, Paseo del Pescador, passes in front of the Museum of Archeology where artifacts from the ancient cultures of the area are on display. The museum is located on the Municipal beach just a short distance east of where the fishing boats pull in.
Artifacts at the museum include shell, stone, and ceramic from various cultures, including Olmec and Aztec, that lived in and visited the area.
The pedestrian only streets of Zihuatanejo offer relaxed shopping for silver handcraft, leather, ceramic, and wood works of art. The Mercado de Artisanias offer over 250 craft shops of local workmanship in shell, Ceramic, silver, stone, paper, cloth, and wood.
Air service reaches Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo International Airport (IATA:ZIH) from Mexico City and from the US and Canada.
Continental reaches Zihuatanejo from Houston, US Airways from Phoenix, Alaska Airways from LA and Air Canada serves from several Canadian cities.
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