- Playa La Madera Beach,
tiny but precious indeed, so is
this small corner of Zihuatanejo
that offers its
smooth waves within an exuberant scenery. The origins of the name
go back to colonial times, when the valuable wooden ships used to
weigh anchors from here.
-Playa Larga (Long Beach),
this is one of the largest beaches
in the zone with its nearly two kilometres length. The surges are
not very trustworthy, not being too easy to swim across its waters.
Nevertheless, the sunsets have a magical character and the possibility
of taking a walk or riding a horse over its shores is very tempting.
It stands five kilometres away from Zihuatanejo
and remains as the only one where camping is allowed.
- Playa Blanca (White Beach),
Its warm water and white sands are motives enough for having a pleasant time here. But that is not all, there is a lagoon inhabited by white pelicans, flamingos and blue herons. It is feasible to take a trip on a motorboat to come close to these charming animals. In the close vicinity is situated the traditional fishermen's town of Barra de Potosi, where many restaurants present the very best of local gastronomy, with fruits de mer as the main ingredients.
-Museo Arqueologico de la Costa Grande Archaeological Museum
is a simple museum that depicts the development through history
of the coastal inhabitants, from the first settlements to the days
of the Spanish Colony within its six halls. There are valuable objects
from the Olmec, Teotihuacan, Tarasco and Mexica cultures, unearthed
from 54 archaeological sites located nearby Zihuatanejo
and other places in the State of Guerrero. The museum is situated
in the Paseo del Pescador, near the Principal beach of Zihuatanejo
- Mirador Alvaro de Saavedra Viewing Point
is an excellent
location to placidly admire the Zihuatanejo
It is positioned over the Carretera Escenica Roadway, in the sector
that connects the Madera Beach with the Port.
This viewing point bears the name of the sailor Alvaro de Saavedra
y Ceron, chief commander of the second expedition between America
and the Philippines, which took off from the Port of Zihuatanejo
on October 30th in the year of 1527.
- Mercado de Artesanias Zihuatanejo Crafts Market
shows and sells a great variety of products elaborated with semi-precious stones, shells and coral in its total of 255 stalls. There are also jewels that come from Taxco, shells from Olinala and ceramics from the Central Valleys. Also an interesting display is the traditional "huaraches", a sort of comfortable handmade leather sandals.
This Market, in which it is mandatory to barter over the price before purchasing, is located on the 5 de Mayo Avenue, between the Juan Alvarez and Catalina Gonzalez streets.