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Highlights Zihuatanejo

  • Ancient ruins
  • Biking
  • Walkable village
  • Beaches
  • Diving
  • Whale watching tours

Prices and availability

Current Vacation rental prices Zihuatanejo

$216for 1 Apr - 8 Apr
$247 annual average
Average price per week

Current vacation rental availability Zihuatanejo

< 1%for 1 Apr - 8 Apr
0% annual average
Percentage of available rentals

Vacation rentals in Zihuatanejo

A quiet coastal village

Nestled along the Pacific Coast in the state of Guerrero in Mexico, Zihuatanejo is a quaint old fishing village in a peaceful bay. The contrast of Zihuatanejo’s tranquil atmosphere is particularly apparent as it neighbors the popular and busy resort of Ixtapa. Zihuatanejo offers a simple and wholesome cultural experience to its visitors, untouched by modern commercialism. Here you can explore the town's rich history and culture, charming seaside cafés, and pristine beaches. It’s the perfect destination for couples and travelers seeking a laid-back getaway in a colorful, charming setting.

An idyllic vacation rental on the coast

Bask in the tranquility of a vacation rental in Zihuatanejo. This Pacific Coast destination is home to an abundance of rentals for all types of travelers. Choose from oversized beach rentals, to cozy Bohemian accommodations, to rentals with traditional Mexican-inspired decor. Opt for a rental with a private pool to cool off from the tropical heat. Many rentals come with a private garden so that you can fall asleep to the sounds of nature and awake to the gentle chirping of birds. The majority of rentals in Zihuatanejo are open-plan designs with plenty of natural light and tasteful, tropical-inspired decor. Pet-friendly rentals are available for people traveling with pets.

Vacations in Zihuatanejo

The area and getting around

Arriving in Zihuatanejo

Zihuatanejo is served by Ixtapa-Zihuantanejo International Airport, which is just 8 miles away from downtown Zihuatanejo. You can either take a public bus or a taxi from the airport to Zihuatanejo. Private shuttles are also available for larger groups but need to be booked in advance.

Getting around Zihuatanejo

Zihuatanejo is a small village with most of its sites, attractions, restaurants, and beaches all within a short distance of each other. If you enjoy walking, then you will have no trouble getting around on foot during your time here. Renting bikes is also a great option for getting around. It’s easy to walk or bike from the center of the town to the beaches and to the many restaurants.

Travelers and activities

Zihuatanejo for couples

Enjoy a romantic vacation in this alluring and peaceful fishing village with your significant other. Stroll along the Paseo del Pescador, a paved pathway that follows the shoreline in downtown Zihuatanejo This path is buzzing with activity and leads directly to the main square which is full of live music, dancing, street food, and more. For a fantastic date night restaurant, dine at Angustina Mezcal & Cocina for authentic Mexican dishes and an ambient atmosphere.

Zihuatanejo for adventurous travelers

Zihuatanejo offers several adventurous activities for travelers wanting a more active experience. Zihuatanejo is a well-known diving spot, perfect for beginners looking to gain their certificates as well as seasoned divers seeking a thrill. A variety of diving companies in the village can arrange diving tours where you’ll get to see dolphins, manta rays, turtles, tropical fish, seahorses, and more. Adventurous travelers may also want to explore the five miles of biking trails by the rocky hillsides of Guerrero right outside of Zihuatanejo. You can spend several hours cycling this area. Bike rentals are available at several companies in the town.

The best time to visit Zihuatanejo is during the dry season, from November through May.

Top 5 travel tips in Zihuatanejo

1. Swim at La Ropa Beach

La Ropa Beach is the number one beach in Zihuatanejo for its clean, clear waters and excellent offerings. Spend an entire day here just soaking up the beautiful surroundings. The idyllic, turquoise cove is great for swimming thanks to its small, calm waves. There are several restaurants along the beach which offer great foot and cocktails. You can even get a massage while you’re lounging on the beach for a reasonable price!

2. Enjoy a day at Playa Larga Zihuatenejo

This spectacular beach is one of the most beautiful in the region with its wide, pale-yellow sandy shores and palm-fringed coastline. The waves here are often too strong for swimming, but you can enjoy a day here walking along the beach, catching some rays, or spotting some whales or dolphins offshore. There are several restaurants here where you can dine and grab a drink as well.

3. Visit the ancient ruins at Xihuacan

A visit to the 3000-year-old Xihuacan ruins is a must while in Zihuatenejo. The archaelogical site does not belong to just one of Mexico’s many indigenous cultures, but was used as a ceremonial center for many tribes. Spend a few hours walking around the site, which is home to a 45-foot-high pyramid, a ball court, a museum, and more.

4. Do a whale watching tour

The Pacific Coast region of Mexico is renowned for its humpback whale sightings. During the colder months, the whales migrate south from Northern areas, to the warm waters of Mexico. Because of its ideal location right in the migration path, Zihuatanejo is home to an abundance of humpback whales during the winter months. Several boat tour operators in Zihuatanejo do humpback whale sighting tours. Try to opt for one with a professional English-speaking guide onboard.

5. Take a boat to Ixtapa Island

A quick water taxi ride can take you to Ixtapa Island, which is just off the coast of Ixtapa. This is one of the top things to do in Zihuatanejo, and the island makes a fantastic day trip outing. Visit all three beaches on the island, go snorkeling and discover brightly colored coral reefs, and walk along the long palm-fringed shoreline.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Zihuatanejo

How much do the vacation rentals in Zihuatanejo cost on average?

Last year, rentals in Zihuatanejo had an annual average price of around $213 per night.

What time of year offers, on average, the best vacation rental prices in Zihuatanejo?

Those who want to save as much as possible travel to Zihuatanejo in February, October, or November, the cheapest months of the year, with average prices of $176, $182, and $202 per night, respectively, based on the previous year.

When does the price of vacation rentals in Zihuatanejo go up the most?

It can be concluded, by analyzing the data from the previous year, that costs per night for accommodation here are usually higher, on average, during the months of December ($276), September ($225), and January ($223).

Are there usually many vacation rentals available in Zihuatanejo?

To discover Zihuatanejo, you don't have to be organized far in advance. It has a high annual average availability of 59%, which leaves room for spontaneity!

Which months offer the highest availability?

September, August and June are, in order of highest to lowest, the months that have the largest number of accommodations free, with an average availability of 77%, 70%, and 70%. The average being 72% during these three months, you will be sure to find an accommodation that suits you.

When are fewer rentals available in Zihuatanejo?

The accommodations in Zihuatanejo reach their peak in demand in January, with an availability rate of 31%. The second most requested month is February, with 35%, and the third is December with 42%.

How many rentals are there in Zihuatanejo?

In Zihuatanejo we work with 3 different providers to give you a choice of 430 properties, so you will not be short of options!

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