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Experience Ixtapa Zihuatanejo

Ixtapa Zihuatanejo Overview
Fast facts
  • Explore two diverse destinations just four miles apart
  • Relax at the modern resorts and beach clubs of Ixtapa
  • Unwind in the laidback vibe of Zihuatanejo's boutique, artsy feel
  • Excellent diving and snorkelling; plus world-class golf

Set on Mexico's stunning Pacific coastline, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo is commonly thought of as one destination. But in reality, these two beach towns just four miles apart boast distinct cultures and experiences. Ixtapa's luxurious beach clubs and stylish shops cater to travellers that seek all the modern amenities and comforts of home. In contrast, Zihuatanejo boasts a more Bohemian vibe with small boutiques, galleries and food vendors on its sandy beaches and winding streets. Whichever resort you choose, it's easy to explore the attractions and wander the charming streets of Zihuatanejo on day trips. Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo's draws include incredible diving excursions through underwater caves, arches and tunnels, rounds of golf at designer courses, memorable dolphin swimming experiences and days whiled away on soft, sandy beaches.

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Travel tips

National language: Spanish

Currency: MXN (Mexican Peso). We recommend travellers bring USD (United States Dollar) for their vacation to exchange to pesos at their resort.

Language notes: Hola! While the local language is Spanish, English is widely spoken in resorts and tourist areas.

Voltage: 110V

Travel tips: Canadian devices use 120 V and will work with 110 V. Many resorts have 120 V plugs. For older devices, items using motors or heating (heated beauty tools, electric toothbrushes) and three-prong plugs we recommend bringing an adaptor with voltage conversion.

What to pack: Don’t know what to bring? Don’t worry. Click Here for a full checklist to print and refer to when packing for your all-inclusive vacation in Ixtapa-Zihuatenjo.

What to buy: You'll likely spend days in Ixtapa-Zihuantanejo unwinding on the beach — perhaps swaying in the comfort of a hammock. Explore the area's flea markets for a handmade hammock or beach pareo to take the relaxing vibe home with you.

Getting around: Your local Sunwing Experiences representative will handle your airport transfers, providing you with round-trip transportation from the airport to your resort and back. To discover all the incredible things to do and see, Sunwing Experiences will take you on a range of exciting tours and excursions.

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Sunwing makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information contained herein and cannot be held responsible for changes, errors or omissions. Please note that all pricing listed is subject to change with or without notice.

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