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Ixtapa Zihuatanejo

In the northwest part of the state of Guerrero are two scenic bays, side-by-side. One holds the boutique fishing village of Zihuatanejo, the other the luxurious resort city of Ixtapa. People tend to refer to them together, as Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo.

Located in the northwest region of the state of Guerrero, the port city of Ixtapa Zihuatanejo is 3.5 hours away from Acapulco and 7 hours from Mexico City by car.

These are two of Mexico´s most popular bays which enjoy not only for the scenic view, but also for its enviable climate all year round. In this destination you can find lots of activities such as: play first-class golf courses, swim with dolphins or in water parks, surf, and take kayak tours to the Island of Ixtapa, and just enjoy the 11.2 miles of beaches.

Ixtapa -Zihuatanejo is the ideal place for meetings and conventions for its innovative products and outstanding services, offering modernity and luxury in Ixtapa and culture and tradition in Zihuatanejo. Both destinations feature beachfront hotels, golf courses, traditional gastronomy, adventure travel, sportsfishing, and tourist sites.

This destination is recongnized for its thriving biodiversity. Nature observers find it very interesting and you can also find activities like bicycle tours to Aztlan Park and Linda Beach to observe crocodiles and turtles in their natural habitat.

Ixtapa -Zihuatanejo has 237 hotels and resorts, including the Meliá Azul Ixtapa All Inclusive Beach Resort & Convention Center, with 400 ocean view rooms and suites, the Azul Ixtapa Convention Center is the largest in the destination , with more than 2,000 m² on two levels, featuring 8 break out rooms, business center, and terraces and gardens for events, ideal to hold up to 2,400 persons.

Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport is 15 minutes from downtown Zihuatanejo, and is served by direct flights from, among others, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Toronto, and Minneapolis, and an air taxi service to Acapulco.


Air Flight Connection

Flights / Month    
438 314 124
Passegers / Month    
34,414 21,849 12,565


Connection Cities

  • Los Ángeles
  • Denver
  • Dallas
  • Calgary
  • Mexico City
  • Phoenix
  • Minneapolis
  • Houston
  • Toluca
  • Vancouver


Hotel Capability

7,300 (rooms / night)


Convention Capability

34,240 (sqft)



Venue (sqft) Rooms Website
Azul Ixtapa Convention Center 21,400 9 rooms www.azulixtapa.com.mx/Azul-Ixtapa-Grand/Convenciones
Club Med Convention Center 13,240 7 rooms http://www.clubmed.com.mx/cm



CVB Contact

Name E-mail Telephone
F. Selene Salas González
Meetings Director of SEFOTUR Guerrero
ssalas.sefotur@gmail.com (744) 435 19 80
Lic. Pedro Castelán
Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo CVB Director
pcastelan@visitiz.com (755) 553 12 70




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