Ikstapa – Siuataneho

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Next to Ixtapa is the old town of Ziutanejo. Until 1970, however, it was a simple fishing village, but with the advent of the resort, it began to grow and grow. The city combines simplicity, romance and sophistication. On narrow streets there are restaurants, bars, shops and handicraft workshops. A beautiful bay with calm water and white sand on the beaches, palms growing on the beach, a fish market on Passeador del Pescador – all this makes Ziutanejo very popular among tourists. For accommodation the city offers small hotels, among which there are expensive boutique hotels, private small hotels and bungalows. In the port of the city, cruise liners that come from the USA traditionally stop.

Before the appearance of Columbus in Ziutanejo, Indians lived on the continent, and this place was called Suttlan, which means “a place ruled by a woman”, because here there was matriarchy. You can get acquainted with the rich history of the city in the Archaeological Museum of Costa Grande (Museo Arqueologico Costa Grande), where six halls present evidence of the culture of the Guerrero coast. Among them – ornaments, ceramic figures, objects from obsidian. In the exhibits presented, one can see the influence of the Olmec, Theotiukan and Meshik culture.

On the beaches of Ziutanejo, unlike Ixtapa, there are almost no big waves. The central beach is Madeira (Playa Madera). It is not very popular among lovers of swimming, however it is considered the most romantic place of the city. On the boulevard, walking along the beach, love to walk loving couples.

If from the Madera beach go up the hill along Esencia Street, then in 10-15 minutes you will find yourself on the beach of La Ropa (Playa la Ropa). The name of the beach translates as “clothing” and comes from an event that occurred in the 16th century, when the Spanish galleon ran aground, and all its cargo – tons of silk – was nailed to the shore. Ropa Beach is considered to be one of the most beautiful in the city because of the picturesque view that opens to the sea.

Our company carries out a large number of various excursions for those who spend their holidays in Ixtapa – Ziutanejo, it’s horse riding, swimming with dolphins, catamaran, diving, deep sea fishing and much more.