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Zihuatanejo Bay

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Address: Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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Shore Excursion: Ixtapa Zihuatanejo City Tour
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A great place to watch the fishing fleet

as it goes out at night or comes in in the morning. There are usually always interesting boats anchored in the bay.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Georgina R
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Toronto, Canada

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Toronto, Canada
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

as it goes out at night or comes in in the morning. There are usually always interesting boats anchored in the bay.

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Thank Georgina R
Eaton, CO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have stayed in north Ixtapa and now at the Zihu Bay. We will take the Bay anytime. We like being able to walk to and from our hotel in the area and enjoyed seeing the markets and trying out the different restaurants. There is so much to see and or just relax and not do anything but sit on... More 

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Hermosa Beach, California
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The views of this bay are fabulous day or night...that is what makes it stand out as one of the most beautiful views ever. At night, the town looks like a bowl of jewels. During the day, you can see various hills, and mountain ranges behind the town as well as the incredible coastline of cliffs and inlets. It's worth... More 

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Pullman, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am in love with this place. I was prepared to be disappointed since I used to visit Zihua in the 1970s when this was a small fishing village with few tourists. But, I am still loving Zihua. Sure, it is huge now, bustling with many loud Americanos, but the place and the people that live here are as lovely... More 

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Nanaimo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice to go down to the mariana and walk along the little seawall. Take you time and stop and the watering holes along the way.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want big, high-rise hotels and fancy shops, go to Ixtapa. If you want to kick back and relax, eat the best guacamole in the world and soak in the Mexican culture, rent at place on Zihuatanejo Bay. We stay at Playa Medera, a pleasurable fifteen minute walk along the bay into town and markets. Pick just about any... More 

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Springfield, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second visit in three years. Don't come here looking for glass-walled high-rises timeshares and mondo pools. Zihua is an enchanting place to watch sunrise catch the fishing boats and see the city come to light at nightfall. You can read, eat, drink to your heart's content. If you want nightclubbing dance vibe this place will disappoint. Zihautanejo... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

We rented a condo at the Bay View Grand residential resort(Ixtapa) in November The resort was great but the condo was the worst experience we have ever had in Mexico ever. We visit Ixtapa every year and the last 4 years we have rented a condo. This condo had a bed that was worn out about 10 years and so... More 

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Hayward ca
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Very nice peaceful beach more Locals than tourists so not as many vendors trying to sale you something

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Coppell
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Very friendly people. Walked all over the town of Zihuatanejo during the day and at night. Never felt unsafe. Food is fresh and the locals know how to cook.Very reasonable prices. You must come visit.

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