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At about a mile in length and with gentle waters, Playa La Ropa is the favorite beach of many locals and visitors to Zihuatanejo. Sunbathing, swimming and simply strolling along the sand are the main pastimes of choice here, though plenty of...
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Just one among the more than 50 archaeological sites in the area surrounding Zihuatanejo, Xihuacan opened to the public for the first time in 2013. While it lacks the scale and grandeur of larger archaeological sites in Mexico, such as Chichén...
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A beach and a coconut plantation are the backdrops for horseback rides in Zihuatanejo. Mild-mannered steeds know the route and are suitable even for travelers who are horse-shy. Go earlier in the day to avoid the intense heat and crowds (and be...
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Paseo de la Darsena, Interior Casa Club Boulevar Paseo Ixtapa., 40880 Ixtapa, Guerrero, Mexico
Golfers will likely enjoy the Robert von Hagge–designed course at Marina Ixtapa, where saltwater inlets challenge players not only with their width but with a particularly interesting natural feature: crocodiles. If your ball slips into the drink,...
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Centro, 40890 Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico
There are more than 50 archaeological sites near Zihuatanejo, and if you can't visit them, the next best alternative is to visit Museo Arqueológico de la Costa Grande. The collection isn't grandiose, but its scope is: More than half a millennium's...
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The eponymous Carmelita is the matriarch of both her family and this restaurant, where breakfast, lunch and dinner menus all feature authentic Mexican fare. Tortillas are made by hand in view of diners, who sit surrounded by plants beneath the...
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Ejido 18, Centro, 40890 Zihuatanejo, Gro., Mexico
You know you can't go wrong when a restaurant is filled with locals who are tucking into heaping plates of regional specialties, including those included in the restaurant's name: tamales and atoles. The latter is a warm drink made of corn and...
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Travelers who want to acquire an original item of jewelry handmade by a Mexican craftsman who has designed rings for royals, rockers (Paul McCartney) and celebrities should stop by Alberto's, where every piece is unique. Mother-of-pearl and...
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Calle Heroico Colegio Militar 120, Centro, 40890 Zihuatanejo, Gro., Mexico
If you fancy redecorating your home with some of the beautiful furniture and accessories you've seen in your travels around Mexico, stop by La Casa de Tierra, a shop stocked with artisan-made chairs, tables and other items. Looking for smaller...