While there’s no denying the appeal of Mexico’s larger beach resorts, there’s much to be said for paying a visit to some of the country’s many smaller vacation destinations.
Two of the very best are the town’s of Ixtapa and its neighbor, the much smaller former fishing village of Zihuatanejo on the country’s Pacific coast.
Although the larger of the two, the former coconut and mangrove producing town of Ixtapa has been carefully master-planned as a tourist hub to good effect-its streets and beaches are uncluttered and easy to get around.
The contrast to traditional beach resorts is even greater in beautiful Zihuatanejo, which has worked hard to keep its small town feel. Lying along a small, well-protected bay, it’s a delightful and safe town to explore, home to a number of fine hotels and restaurants.
Fun activities include shopping in its fish market or, better still, taking a fishing excursion to catch something of your own.
The Mazatlan Post