Chances are, you’ve never heard of Zihuatanejo, Mexico. Drive 100 miles northwest of Acapulco and you’ll find yourself in Zihuatanejo, a Pacific escape that’s been described as paradise…and a destination that’s long attracted thinkers, dreamers, and rebels from all over the world. Find how why and where to stay on your visit!
Quiet and Private Beaches
Compared to the crowded, cool beaches of Pacific North America, the expansive stretches of tropical Southern Mexico will spoil you rotten.
The rural villages between the highway and the Pacific Ocean are sleepy, colorful and filled with kind people. You’ll be able to soak in the culture and meet new people along the way! Stop for quesadillas, beer, or drink out of a coconut!
Rainy season along Costa Grande, the tide also picks up making it the perfect location for surfers and adventure seeking people.
Any time you get the chance to see wild horses, take it. There is something so amazing about seeing something so majestic in its natural habitat. Not only do you get to experience the nature, food, and it’s people, but really try to notice what’s going on in the wildlife around you.
Horse Ride on the Beach
And while you’re at it, take a chance to ride some horses on the beach!
This has been said many times to be the best spot in Zihuatanejo, hands down. It feels like you are getting away with something just by being there. An epicenter of creativity and misfits, LOOT is reminiscent of Warhol’s factory. Introduce yourself because they are a family and everyone is welcome. Stop by for breakfast (and amazing coffee), lunch, or dinner. There’s always something going on.
Where to Stay
La Casa Que Canta
Pure romance of the white-wine-at-sunset and walk-on-the-beach variety is the allure at this 25-suite hideaway above La Ropa Beach. All rooms have a cool Mexican contemporary vibe, ample ocean views, and private terraces (televisions are notably absent); 11 have private plunge pools.
Las Brisas Ixtapa
All 416 of the modern rooms have terrace hammocks to enjoy the superlative views over the hotel’s private beach, a gorgeous swath of white sand buffeted by frequently rough surf—the reason most guests confine their swimming to the four cascading pools.
Formerly Tides Zihuatanejo, this resort recently reopened palm-shrouded villas and palapas on a quiet beach.
La Villa Zihuatanejo
Just a two-minute walk from Zihuatanejo Bay’s secluded palm-fringed beach, this seven-villa property designed by local architect Enrique Mueller is down-to-earth elegant and almost half the price of its neighbor The Tides.
Although a place like this is untraditional from your typical honeymoon resort, look for some place unique, like Zihuatanejo.
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