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Popular amenities for Ixtapa Zihuatanejo vacation rentals

Stay near Ixtapa Zihuatanejo's top sights

Hotel Las Brisas Ixtapa3 locals recommend
Playa Linda Crocodile Farm24 locals recommend
Marina Ixtapa30 locals recommend
Playa Quieta14 locals recommend
Krystal Ixtapa5 locals recommend
Cala de Mar Resort & Spa Ixtapa7 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo

  • Total rentals

    1.7K properties

  • Rentals with a pool

    1.5K properties have a pool

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    270 properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    1.2K properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    26K reviews

  • Nightly prices starting at

    ﺩ.ﺇ37 before taxes and fees

Your guide to Ixtapa Zihuatanejo

All About Ixtapa Zihuatanejo

Nestled between Mexico’s Pacific Coast and the sprawling Sierra Madre mountains, Ixtapa Zihuatanejo is a city of contrasts. The city itself comprises the neighboring towns of Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo. They come together to offer picture-perfect beach resorts and authentic Mexican culture, making it an ideal spot for the indecisive traveler. Over the last 50 years, Ixtapa has experienced impressive growth, after its evolution from a quiet coconut plantation to the well-known vacation hotspot it is today. Zihuatanejo, on the other hand, retains its old world flavor with its village-like, easygoing atmosphere.

With only four miles separating the two locations, you can spend one morning lounging on Ixtapa’s white sand beaches and shuttle over for a romantic evening strolling Zihuatanejo’s brick-paved fisherman’s walk overlooking the water. After a day of fun in the sun, treat yourself to mouthwateringly fresh seafood or savor the island life by watching the sunset from a hammock among the palms.


The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo

With clear blue skies and gentle sea breezes all year round, there is no wrong time to visit. Although Mexico is known for its rainy season during the fall, Ixtapa Zihuatanejo’s prime location on the coast means showers are scarce and typically bound to late afternoons in September. For music lovers, March offers an incredible experience with Zihuafest. A famous guitar festival, Zihuafest brings in first class talent from all around the globe for a week-long musical immersion. February brings sporting and volunteering together through the six-day SailFest. Auctions, sailboat races, cook offs, and regattas raise funds for Zihuatanejo’s local children. Regardless of when you go, keep in mind that there is no off-season and no shortage of vacation rentals in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo.


Top things to do in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo

Isla Ixtapa

Isla Ixtapa is number one on most must-see lists for a reason. Hop on a water taxi and you’ll find yourself in paradise in under 10 minutes. Boasting four unique beaches all within walking distance of each other, you are sure to find one to suit your needs. The crystal-clear waters are perfect for snorkeling, kayaking, and diving.

Ciclopista bike path

If your vacation isn’t complete without a spot of exercise, the Ciclopista bike path will get your heart pumping while immersing you in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo’s natural beauty. The path will take you through five miles of breathtaking scenery featuring nature reserves home to native crocodiles, rainforests boasting 40 foot trees, and ending with the crystal-clear waters of Playa Linda. Book a local tour or experience the blissful sights solo.

Whale watching

From November to April, thousands of whales make their way to Ixtapa Zihuatanejo’s warm waters to give birth. The yearly migration brings both grey and humpback whales to the coast. If you’re lucky, you might even be able to catch a glimpse from the shoreline. For a more up close and personal look at these gentle giants, diving and sailing companies offer whale watching expeditions.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo?

    Ixtapa Zihuatanejo typically has a tropical climate with average temperatures ranging from 70°F (21°C) to 90°F (32°C) year-round. The dry season, from November to May, sees less rainfall. However, the rainy season, from June to October, can still offer sunny mornings and afternoons, with showers occurring mainly in the evening.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo?

    In Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, you can engage in activities such as snorkeling in the clear waters of Playa Las Gatas, exploring the Ixtapa Island, or strolling along the Paseo de Pescador in Zihuatanejo. You can also take a fishing tour, a popular activity among visitors.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Ixtapa Zihuatanejo?

    The most popular time to visit Ixtapa Zihuatanejo is during the dry season from November to May. A notable local event during this period is the Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival held in March, drawing music enthusiasts globally.

  • What are the best places to stay in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo?

    Some of the frequently suggested places to stay in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo include the resort-filled area of Ixtapa, the tranquil Playa la Ropa, or the charming downtown Zihuatanejo for its traditional vibe. Another popular location is La Madera, known for its scenic beachfront restaurants.

  • What are the best places to visit in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo?

    In Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, you can explore places like Playa la Ropa, a beach known for its calm waters, or the Archaeological Museum of the Costa Grande for local history. You might also want to visit the El Refugio de Potosi Wildlife Shelter, a sanctuary home to many native species.

  • What are some hiking trails in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo?

    For hiking enthusiasts, the trails around Parque Aztlan eco park provide an opportunity to explore the area's tropical flora and fauna. Another recommended trail is the one leading up to the Cerro del Vigia, a hilltop viewpoint providing panoramic views of Zihuatanejo Bay.

  • What are some family activities to do in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo?

    Families visiting Ixtapa Zihuatanejo can enjoy a day at Delfiniti, an interactive dolphin center, explore the Magic World Aquatic Park, or visit the Xihuacan Museum and Archeological Site for a cultural excursion. A family-friendly boat tour to Ixtapa Island is also a popular choice.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo?

    Consider visiting the tranquil village of Troncones for a day, known for its surfing spots. You might also explore the nearby Barra de Potosí, a unique ecosystem of lagoons and mangroves. The charming town of Petatlan, with its famous church and gold market, is another popular day trip.

  • What types of vacation rentals are available in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo?

    Uncover the perfect home-away-from-home with our diverse selection of vacation rentals in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo. From over 490 house rentals to over 370 condo rentals, we've got you covered. For even more variety, explore our Airbnb Categories to find the ideal space for your getaway.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 600 vacation rentals in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

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