An August 2001 trip
to Zihuatanejo by gabby95
Quote: I have vacationed in Mexico a number of times, but we always return to Ixtapa/Zihua. To me, this destination gives you the best of two worlds. The luxury of Ixtapa and everyday life of Zihua, which is a short bus ride away. The warm and gracious people and the beauty of the area keep bringing me back to paradise.
Shopping won't be a disappointment . . . you'll find up-scale shops to Mexican markets. There is a tourist market across the street from the resort area where you can find lots of hand-made items (vendors are not allowed on the beach in Ixtapa) or go into Zihua for a larger selection. The locals love to bargain, so don't miss out on that fun. Most speak English, but if you know a little Spanish, the locals really appreciate that.