Experience Ixtapa Zihuatanejo

Ixtapa Zihuatanejo overview
Fast facts
  • Discover two beautiful destinations just four miles apart
  • Relax by the stylish beach clubs of Ixtapa
  • Tour the charming streets of laidback Zihuatanejo

Located on Mexico’s golden Pacific Coast, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo offers travellers two unique vacation experiences in one. Travellers can stay on the pristine shores of modern Ixtapa, lined with beautiful beachfront resorts and popular hotel chains; or in the historic Zihuatanejo, once a charming fishing village that’s now a sought-after destination for laidback getaways! Vacationers looking for a classic all inclusive getaway can head to the shores of Ixtapa, where they’ll find a host of properties catering to every traveller. Sun-seekers can lounge on the pristine beach or explore the natural beauty of Ixtapa Island with a hike through the lush jungle and a snorkelling adventure off the coast of Playa Coral. Travellers that want a more authentic Mexican experience may choose to stay in Zihuatanejo, featuring charming resorts that reflect the laidback feel of this quaint destination. Explore the golden-sand shores or try a host of non-motorized water sports. Discover the local culture as you stroll along the cobblestone streets of downtown Zihuatanejo and visit local restaurants, bars, artisan studios and more.

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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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