Discover our Destinations – IXTAPA

Ixtapa Zihuatanejo is located at the famous Mexican Rivera; in the coastline of the State of Guerrero in the area known as The Golden Pacific.

How to pronounce it?

Ixtapa:  eeks – TAH – pa, meaning “the white place”

Zihuatanejo: Zee-wat-a-NEH-o, meaning “woman’s land”


Which is Ixtapa’s time zone?

Central time UTC-6 and during the summer UTC-5.


How is the weather?

Most of the year the temperature ranges from 23ºC to 33ºC. The rainy season is between June and September however it mostly rains in the night so it gives you many sunny hours during the day to enjoy your activities.

How to get there?

If you fly down you will arrive to the Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport located only 15 minutes away from downtown Zihuatanejo and only 20 minutes from the main Boulevard Ixtapa.


What is the common language?

Spanish, but English is also common among the population.


 What currency is used?

Mexican pesos, but U.S. dollars are widely accepted. For other currencies, you can exchange them at banks or money houses to avoid any inconveniences.


What is the Voltage?

The common volt is 110. The frequency used is 60 Hz and the plug type is A/B.


What is the typical food?

You must try the region’s specialties like the fish tacos, ceviche, shrimp tacos, fresh oysters, and the exquisite Zihuatanejo’s Tiritas made by thin fish strips marinated with lemon juice, red onions and hot peppers.

What activities can you do?

While staying in Ixtapa you can enjoy all water sports like snorkeling, scuba diving, parasailing, banana boat ride, surfing and so much more.

For those who love fishing, live a unique lifetime experience by catching the fish of the day.

Shopping Tip

You may find many boutiques, jewelry stores and arts and crafts markets at the downtown area. Many of the buildings have preserved their traditional coastal appearance which makes ideal scene for pictures.


Where can you stay?

AMResorts offers 1 resort where the whole family can live an unforgettable vacation:

Sunscape Dorado Pacífico Ixtapa

Surprise your family with an Unlimited Vacation Getaway and discover IXTAPA together!


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