Trapped in Zihuatanejo Mexico

Trapped in Zihuatanejo Mexico, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico (B)

To be honest, we had never heard of Zihuatanejo in Mexico until we applied for a two week Housesitting assignment there, we never expected to remain for five weeks. Checking the internet, we found that “Zihua” as it is locally known, is located on the Pacific Coast in the State of Guerrero 150 miles north-west of Acapulco. A typical Mexican sleepy fishing village located in a well-protected bay, Zihua offers the traveller a peaceful location to holiday in compared to the busy, high rise tourist development of Ixtpa a few kilometres away.

Using our travel planning services we flew in from Mexico City via Interjet and was impressed with the views from the plane of the long ocean beaches and the green tropical landscapes. Zihua’s airport is a few kilometres our of town. It has a quirky baggage retrieval system. As you enter the terminal, there is a small area on your left that is roped off, bags are unloaded into this area, then the pushing and grabbing starts, chaos everywhere, people tripping over one another to try and reach for their bag underneath the ropes, whilst airline staff try to deliver the right bag to the right person. Luckily there is checkpoint where your bags and receipts are checked before you exit the terminal. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Trapped in Zihuatanejo Mexico
Guide Location: Mexico » Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Jane Dempster-smith
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Playa Madera
  • Playa La Ropa
  • Paseo del Pescador
  • Hotel Aura Del Mar
  • El Cafecito
  • Pizza Locas