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Ixtapa, Mexico is 360 miles southwest of Mexico City along the Pacific Ocean. The Ixtapa area is shared by Zihuatanejo (Zihua) which create a consistent beach front full of resorts. Ixtapa is home to new resorts with modern amenities while Zihua is the home of an ancient all natural undeveloped village. Guest from all over the world benefit from both extremes in one vacation area. The towns are four miles apart from each other. Four miles separate the ancient all rustic feel to the luxurious manicured resorts. The Ixtapa - Zihua airport is 15 minutes away.

In an unusually beautiful site, in the heart of the Mexican Pacific, surrounded by mountains covered with tropical forest that come down to the coast, lies the peaceful, picturesque fishing village of Zihuatanejo with its wonderful combination of tranquility, exuberant surroundings and affordable tourist facilities. Its superb semi-tropical climate, with temperatures oscillating between 23 and 33ºC and its nearly three kilometers of beach have made this one of Mexico’s most popular resorts.

Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Mexico managed to preserve all the attractions that have made it so highly sought after; virtually unspoiled beaches, year-round sun, a calm, clean sea, exuberant vegetation and exotic birds. It also has a first-rate infrastructure, hotels and restaurants to suit every budget, golf course and above all, facilities for water sports, excursions and walks.

Zihuatanejo is traditionally know as a fishing town. The town and resort area are located along the surroundings of the Zihuatanejo Bay. Along the "Malecon" visitors eat and dine as they enjoy the daily life of Zihua. Have some coffee or tea.

Sports in Ixtapa - Zihua - plenty of golf, tennis, good food, music, tropical tours, horse back riding along with many water sports. Start your day fishing, end the day either kayaking or scuba diving.

Hotels in Ixtapa are mostly clustered in the hotel zone named Palmar Bay. Full of large hotel chains, Ixtapa has almost exclusively deluxe hotels. Cheaper hotel alternatives can be found in Zihuatanejo. Among the many hotels in Ixtapa - Westin Brisas Ixtapa is probably the most stunning hotel in Ixtapa. It is a huge pyramid-shape hotel with comfortable rooms including a balcony with hammock and ocean view. Hotel Krystal Ixtapa is the original Krystal hotel known for its quality rooms and service. It is also one of the best choices for families in the area including Club Krystalito, a recreational center for children.

Nigh life in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo - Nightlife in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo can be active, relaxing or very romantic. When nightfall music and merriment invades the friendly atmosphere of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, where you can find a Mexican Fiesta in progress, live music at one of our many charming Restaurant and Bars or dancing in our Discotheques, full of colors, lights and happiness. Ixtapa Zihuatanejo has many discotheques, including one of the most famous in Mexico called Christine Club Ixtapa, definitively worth a visit.

Fun for children in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo - Besides all the entertainment you'll find for your kinds in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, for an extra fun time, you can take them to "MAGIC WORLD" which is an aquatic recreation park in the Ixtapa area that is fun for all ages. Open to the public from 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., "DELFINITI - Swim with Dolphins" in Ixtapa. Daily from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 6 p.m. For children and adults, 45 minutes session or "HAPPY PLANET" in Zihuatanejo. Interactive games for small children.

Hotel Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa, Mexico

An oceanfront luxury hotel located eight miles from Jose Azueta International Airport. This is an independent hotel that is actively managed by the owners, resulting in higher levels of services, as well as personalized attention to its guests. The Dorado Pacifico sits in a premium location, the middle of Ixtapa's central bay. Within a ten-minute walk from the hotel, guests will find nightclubs, a marina, miniature golf, a water park for kids, a movie theatre and the Dolphinarium. The town of Zihuatanejo is only a ten-minute drive away.

The guest rooms of the Dorado Pacifico are all ocean front and they are extremely well appointed, as one would expect from a luxury hotel of this type. All the standard guest rooms have a terrace, while the Junior Suites are equipped with a living area and two separate terraces. This hotel offers onsite dining and is also within walking distance of many restaurants, offering a wide variety of cuisines. This hotel has the largest swimming pool in the area, with two waterslides. There is also a therapeutic massage center on the property, and beauty treatments are also offered.


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