Zihuatanejo travel guide

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You're Going to Love Zihuatanejo

Zihuatanejo is one of the most popular destinations in the Guerrero state along with Ixtapa. While Ixtapa is a busier and more modern resort, Zihuatanejo has preserved its typical small Mexican town atmosphere.

The Bahía Zihuatanejo is the perfect place to enjoy the ocean. The white sand beaches are lined with bars, seafood restaurants, and souvenir shops, but you can find quieter spots as you get further from the Centro area.

Zihuatanejo is an ideal destination if you are looking for that authentic Mexican fishing village vibe and want to discover the Guerrero state. You are going to love the busy fish market by the pier, the beaches, and the narrow streets of the Centro area!

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When to Visit Zihuatanejo

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Zihuatanejo can get crowded during the summer months since it is a popular destination among international and Mexican tourists. The weather can also get warm and humid in the summer. It is best to travel to the Guerrero coast between November and May to avoid crowds.

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How to Get to Zihuatanejo

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Where to Stay in Zihuatanejo

There are many luxurious resorts on the beach, including the Amuleto and the Viceroy Zihuatanejo. If you are looking for more affordable accommodation, consider the Catalina Beach Resort or the Hotel Aura del Mar.

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Shopping Streets

There are several strip malls along the Paseo del Palmar where you can shop for clothes, jewelry, and accessories. If you want a more authentic shopping experience, explore the streets of the Centro area to find small shops that sell clothes, souvenirs, and handmade crafts. The pier and Playa Municipal are also great places to shop for souvenirs and unique crafts.

Groceries and Other

The fish market near the pier and the Mercado Municipal are the best places to shop for fresh food. You will also find a Sam's Club and a Comercial Mexicana northeast of the Centro. A loaf of bread should cost Mex$27, a dozen of eggs should cost Mex$24, and you will pay Mex$45 for a pound of ground beef.

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C$ 3.08
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A pair of jeans
C$ 18.45
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Single public transport ticket
C$ 0.44
C$ 1.86

Where to Eat in Zihuatanejo

Your trip to Zihuatanejo is the perfect opportunity to enjoy some fresh seafood and some foods that are typical of the Guerrero state. Porto di Mare is one of the best spots for fresh fish and fine dining. If you want a more affordable seafood spot, try the Café América. Make sure you try the pozole and the tripe served at Fonda Doña Licha and go to Casa Elvira near the fish market for traditional Mexican fare. Book at table at Rossy's for an unforgettable upscale experience and an amazing view over the water. Expect to spend Mex$50 on a meal at an affordable restaurant and Mex$150 or more for an upscale seafood place.