reaching IXTAPA-ZIHUATANEJO, we stopped at Troncones, a small
fishing village located 40 km (24 miles) from IXTAPA. It is
a quiet place with a large beach ideal for surfing. In this
village, there are no huge hotels but only comfortable inns,
bungalows and private villas. Troncones is an excellent quiet
place before the tourist swarm of the neighboring cities !
Located 250 km (150 miles) north from Acapulco,
Zihuatanejo is a nice fishing village converted into a sea resort.
In the seventies, they built a huge hotel complex, called Ixtapa,
replacing coconut tree plantations. These two resorts share
the same airport. It is a popular place. Mexican families come
here for weekends or holidays. It is the anti-Acapulco.
People come here for sports or looking for tan.
See the special
chapter about Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo
Map of the city :
Ixtapa map :
See the special chapter about Acapulco
One day in Paradise
of Guerrero map :
On the road from Acapulco
to Puerto Escondido,
you will pass along the Costa Chica, the only place in Mexico
where the population is from Africa.
Stop at Playa Ventura, 7 km (4.3 miles) from Copala. It is a
very small village with a few hotels and restaurants. There
is a huge open virgin beach. You can take a boat tour with Luis
and the company Dica Tour. Stop also at Marquelia to watch the
washerwomen in the river.
Another small village : Cuajinicuilapa, inland, with the beautiful
museum of Afro-Meztizo Culture (Open Mon-Fri-10 AM-2 PM and
4-7 PM), just off the main street by the Zócalo. There
is an ATM on the main street as well as gas and a Bus station.
You can also stop at Jamiltepec, a small village with a market
run by Indians (Mixtec).
In the state of Oaxaca, going
towards Puerto Escondido,
stop at the Pinetopa Nacional : You can have a tour
on the Corralero Lagoon. The Puerto
Escondido Tourist office recommends Hotel Gaviotas and Hotel
A lot of accomodations and restaurants are available in the cities or villages of that region :
San Marcos/ Florencia Villarreal/Copala/Marquelia/Azoyú/Ometepec/Cuajinicuilapa/Igualapa/
San Luis Acatlán/Ayutla/Tecoanapa/Xochistlahuaca/Tlacoachistlhuaca.
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