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Location: Pacific Coast, Guerrero State
Distance from Mexico City: 280 miles southwest
Closest Major Airport: Zihuatanejo International Airport (ZIH)
Time zone: Central Standard Time
Climate: Wet/Dry with wet season from May through November.
Ixtapa, one of the most beautiful beach destinations in Mexico,
is located in the Pacific coast state of Guerrero on what is known
as the Mexican Riviera. Meaning white place in Nihuatl, the resort
town of Ixtapa was founded in 1972 by FONATUR (the National Fund for
of the countries most exciting vacations spots, Ixtapa features
a number of first-class resorts, golf courses, restaurants, and of course,
incredible beaches. Keeping in line with the original mission of FONATUR
which is to maintain half of the property free from commercialism, the
hotels of Ixtapa are all centrally located on a two-mile stretch of
beach, making them convenient to virtually everywhere.
the many attractions, some of the more popular activities include scuba
diving, surfing, and deep sea fishing for sailfish, marlin and yellow-knife
tuna. Ixtapa hosts a popular annual winter offshore tournament, held
at the Port of Zhihuatanejo.
also a top recreational activity for visitors to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo.
With a handful of outstanding courses designed by the best golf course
architects in the world, including Robert Trent-Jones II, one has a
wide variety of options for all skill levels and budgets. One secret
that these beaches have to offer during winter months is the great whale-watching
during their annual migration.
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