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beach of TronconesBefore 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

view of Zihuatanejo


Left picture : view of Zihuatanejo



Back from fishing in Zihuatanejo




     Right picture : Back from fishing in Zihuatanejo



Map of the city :

playa Linda in Ixtapa
Left picture : playa Linda in Ixtapa


playa coral of Ixtapa Island





      Right picture : playa coral of Ixtapa Island





Barra de Coyuca beach

      Right picture : barra de coyuca

     Ixtapa map :








Ixtapa bay




        Left picture : Ixtapa bay






Acapulco bay



Left picture : Acapulco bay





See the special chapter about Acapulco


      Right picture : Acapulco


One day in Paradise

Acapulco bay and Condesa beach



Left picture : Acapulco bay and Condesa beach







      Right picture : Condesa beach



divers of la Quebrada



Left picture : divers of la Quebrada






divers of la Quebrada

      Right picture : divers of la Quebrada

divers of la Quebrada




Left picture : divers of la Quebrada





view of Puerto Marquès

Left picture : view of Puerto Marquès

flower of Acapulco



sunset next to Acapulco bay

Left picture : sunset next to Acapulco bay

Right picture : flower of Acapulco







     Acapulco map :

     State of Guerrero map :

Nice views of Acapulco  

Costa Chica

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 Pepe.

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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