Located 240 km. North of Acapulco, on the Pacific Coast. The Zihuatanejo International Airport is located 7 km. away from Zihuatanejo and 15 Km away from Ixtapa
Ixtapa is located 240 Km North of Acapulco, in the Pacific Coast. This resort town was built in 1972. Zihuatanejo, a fisher quaint village is only 7 km away from Ixtapa. The Zihuatanejo international airport is located 15 km away from Ixtapa.
Ixtapa has 2 golf courses, a marina, a commercial area, a 9.5-km bike track, crossing the jungle and ending in Playa Linda. You can take a boat and cross to the Isla Ixtapa and find snorkeling areas or enjoy a day at the beach tasting a delicious fresh seafood lunch in the restaurants. Ixtapa has a nice variety of international and regional restaurants which offer excellent value and service. You can also enjoy all sorts of water sports such as surfing, scuba diving, swimming, windsurfing, fishing and many others.
Zihuatanejo best known beaches are La Ropa, La Madera and Las Gatas. This small town has two large super markets (Bodega Aurrerá and Comercial Mexicana) where you can find from groceries to tools, clothes, stationery and pharmacy. Go early in the morning to the market to get fresh fish, vegetables and fruit. Both towns have art crafts markets where you can find ceramic, silver, and all kinds of souvenirs.
Local buses charge $10 pesos for a ride from Ixtapa to Zihuatanejo – which are 7 km apart. Taxis in Ixtapa or Zihuatanejo charge $50 to $55 pesos per ride and $70 pesos between the two towns. The airport van charges $150 pesos per person for a ride to Ixtapa or $300 pesos for a private ride and the city taxi charges $150 pesos for the taxi service from Ixtapa to the airport.