Zihuatanejo…Still Old-World Mexico


If hearing “let’s go to Mexico on our next vacation” brings to mind long buffet and drink lines at “all-inclusive resorts” in beach towns that have been Americanize to the point you could have just driven to a beach on the Texas coastline, you’re not alone.

Golden beaches line both sides of this beautiful country with sportfishing being one of the biggest tourist attractions. However, one of the best beach towns in Mexico is a little town on the Pacific coastline nestled around a true horseshoe bay, Zihuatanejo. Zee-what-a-knee-ho? Never heard of it? Most people haven’t but some have heard of the town three miles down the road, Ixtapa. The Zihuatanejo - Ixtapa area still has traditional Mexico charm.