The State of Guerrero is located in the southwestern region of the country, bordering to the north with the State of Mexico, Morelos and Puebla, to the southeast with Oaxaca, to the southwest with the Pacific Ocean and to the northwest with the Balsas River that separates it from Michoacán. The geomorphology of the state is one of the most rugged and complex in Mexico; Its relief is crossed by the Sierra Madre del Sur and the Sierras del Norte. Offering one of the best climates in the world, with a combination of traditions, color, temperate seas, paradisiacal beaches, green mountains, villages with great charm, but, above all, the warmth of its people.
The background of Zihuatanejo has its origin in a singular population called Cihuatlán located to the west of the current population. This belonged to the pre-Hispanic province of Cuitlatepan. Its people, the Cuitlatecos, were primarily engaged in field cultivation and the production of handicrafts. The fawn cotton blankets and the carved scallops or seashells stand out, the latter appreciated by the Mexicas.
When the Viceroyalty of New Spain and its political division were consolidated, Zihuatanejo came to be formed as a small fishing town and some haciendas were built around it; some ships from Europe anchored in the bay to stock up on woods and minerals.
Zihuatanejo evolved through the years, going from being a peaceful fishing village to a magical tourist town and positioning itself as the ideal option that satisfies the rest needs of any visitor. Its characteristic elements such as the bay with its many beaches and atmospheres, the fishermen's market at dawn, together with the main market and the handicrafts market, its picturesque streets and the warmth of its people, make it one of the favorite places for tourists. National and international.
For its part, Ixtapa is a tourist development that houses first-class hotels belonging to world-class hotel chains, but still preserves the tradition that characterizes the destination.
In terms of sophistication and luxury, Ixtapa has two golf courses that have been the scene of world-class tournaments. The first is the renovated Palma Real Golf Course; and the second is the Marina Ixtapa Golf Club, both designed by golf professionals: Robert Trent Jones Jr. and Texan Robert Von Hagge. Due to the proximity between Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo, this destination is also known as the Pacific binomial , by forming two different destinations and environments in one place.