This Sleepy Beach Town Might Be One Of Mexico’s Best-Kept Secrets

May 6th, 2019

Zihuatanejo, Mexico

While resorts continue to spring up, “Zihua” remains determined to maintain its small-town flavor. The brick-paved “fisherman’s walk,” a nod to the region’s seafaring roots, stretches along the town center. Because the nightlife is mostly informal, Zihua is particularly appealing to couples and those seeking an escape from coastal party towns.

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Where to Stay in Zihuatanejo:

Tentaciones Hotel

“Tentaciones Hotel” is a luxurious four suites boutique hotel overlooking Zihuatanejo’s bay. Architecturally designed with elegant thatched palapa roof, thick tropical wood, sweet water infinity pool and three spectacular ponds adorned with the legendary Egyptian blu water lilies where one can be in touch with nature. Located conviniently between Zihuatanejo downtown and La Ropa beach, all main Zihuatanejo comerce and tourist attractions are at hand. 

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What to Do in Zihuatanejo:

Las Gatas Kayaking and Snorkeling Tour

Playa Las Gatas, or “Cat Beach,” is a laid-back, white-sand beach cove, famous for its colorful coral life and warm, turquoise waters. If you’re looking for the ultimate day of fun, then skip the hassle of arranging your own transportation and meals. During this all-inclusive beach day, you’ll be free to soak up the sun and waves and top off the day with a kayaking adventure.

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Las Gatas Beach Tour

The tranquil beach of La Gatas, one of Zihuatanejo’s main attractions, is the perfect prescription for a harried life. On this 5-hour tour, wade in the calm water and relax in a comfy lounge chair with that book you’ve been meaning to read. Get a kick out of the 18-foot bronze statue of Jesus underwater, and partake in water activities as you like (own expense). A delicious grilled lunch and hotel transport from Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo are included.

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