Zihuatanejo, in the Mexican state of Guerrero, offers the absolute best of Mexico to vacationers looking for a romantic adventure. Narrow cobblestone streets, white sand beaches, tales of pirates, world-class sport fishing, along with delicious restaurants and charming shops tucked into unexpected places, make this jewel of Mexico’s “Costa Grande” a place you’ll want to slow down, take your time, and explore. Whether you vacation to seek out exciting new experiences, or you long for lazy days on sunny beaches, Zihuatanejo has what just what you need. Coconut Club Vacations reviews more about this beautiful coastal hot spot and why you won’t want to miss it.
For the adventurer, Zihuatanejo offers some of the best sportfishing in the world. Majestic sailfish, stunning black and blue marlins, dorado, and yellowfin tuna abound in calm, warm waters. Inshore fishing is also an exciting option where you can bring in roosterfish as big as 50lbs. If you prefer to spend time underwater, you’ll find snorkeling and scuba diving that features reefs and caverns to challenge and delight you, as well as a face wall that reaches down over one hundred feet.
If you are looking for beautiful beaches and crystalline water, you won’t be disappointed. In or near the village of Zihuatanejo, there are five beaches, each with their own unique characteristics. Playa Las Gatas has calm, clear waters that are perfect for families with children. Playa Larga is a treat for couples who love wading pools, hammocks, and palapa restaurants, but don’t like crowds. Playa Municipal is a fantastic mix of fishermen, open-air restaurants, and shops, where you can watch the boats come in, try a new food, or search for your next treasure. Rest and relax at peaceful Playa Madera, which is just west of Playa Municipal. At the end of the day, Playa La Ropa offers the best view of the sunset.
After dark, Zihuatanejo comes alive with fiestas, festivals, and parties. Hotels and resorts in the area host grand celebrations that are open to hotel guests and the general public. Dine on delicious local specialties and dance the night away. Because of its beauty, history, and charm, this little town grew from a sleepy fishing village to one of Mexico’s most popular vacation destinations.