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Zihuatanejo and Ixtapa, Mexico

In Zihuatanejo and Ixtapa, Mexico, just sit back, relax and enjoy.

A tale of two cities.

Zihuatanejo and Ixtapa, Mexico have a lot in common. These beautiful beachfront destinations are more than just neighbors, they also share a rich history steeped in peaceful ambiance. While Ixtapa was once surrounded by pristine coconut plantations in an ideal setting, Zihuatanejo used to be a quiet fishing village nestled by the sea. But while the plantations and sleepy town may have disappeared, the serene atmosphere of these gorgeous areas never left. So if you’re looking for the perfect way to watch the sun set over the Pacific Ocean, then Zihuatanejo and Ixtapa, Mexico are well worth the trip. These quaint Mexican towns are known as some of the best places to just kick back and relax with a tropical drink. Plus, there’s a number of unexpected ways to taste authentic seafood, engage in amazing sights and get your heart pumping with exciting adventures.


The historic charm of these ideal locations is evident in every relaxing moment. Almost anywhere you stay in Ixtapa, Mexico is just steps away from the gorgeous Pacific shoreline. And with most of the resorts lining the coast, you can easily walk outside, lounge on the beach all day and unwind with amazing perks like infinity pools. Similarly, Zihuatanejo offers a chill city vibe with folk art, small boutiques, and unique locations like the popular beach, Fishermen’s Passage.

Relax in Ixtapa 
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For centuries, these turquoise colored waters and breathtaking Pacific sunsets have been an awe-inspiring place of recreation and relaxation for the Tarascan monarchs.


Zihuatanejo and Ixtapa, Mexico aren’t just incredibly relaxing beaches, they’re also home to incredibly exciting adventures like snorkeling, diving, surfing, swimming, tennis, horseback riding and bird watching. Plus, you can still tap into the traditional spirit of the area with laid back activites like fishing for sailfish and marlins, exploring more than 30 world class scuba diving sites and cutting loose with a few rounds of golf at Club de Golf Palma Real Ixtapa.

Explore Ixtapa 
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There are a variety of guided tours to explore, including archaeological visits to ancient Mayan ruins and sunset cruises through breathtaking local bays.


Zihuatanejo and Ixtapa, Mexico are overflowing with great places to grab unique bites. And since seafood is an important part of this area’s past, and still the prominent cuisine of choice, there are plenty of spectacular spots to enjoy like Deli’O and Carmelitas Cafe. Then, there are simple café’s like Cafeteria Nueva, Mexican food places like Captain Meuro, and of course, the international favorite Senor Frog’s.

Eat in Zihuatanejo and Ixtapa 
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There are a seemingly endless number of dishes to discover including smoothies, arrachera platters, burgers, chiles rellenos, tacos, fajitas, octopus, shrimp, fish and other amazing seafood delicacies.

Support while you're in Zihuatanejo & Ixtapa

Funjet’s end-to-end service means we also support you in destination. Our network includes a relationship with Operadora Turismo Internacional (OTI), an established DMC with over 40 years of experience in the tourism industry. They are there to greet you when you land, provide you with door-to-door transportation to your hotel, help you find activities beyond the resort and to be there for you and answer any questions you may have. Your representative can be reached by calling +52 (755) 55 327 16

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And we’re always here, of course. You can reach us 24-hours a day, 7 days a week while you are on vacation.  Just call +1 414-934-1535 or emailing

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