Rating Low Key But Safe
Beaches No gay beach. The beaches around Zihuatanejo are better for swimming than those around Ixtapa.
Nightlife There are occasional rumours of a gay bar but expect most nightlife to limited and very straight.
Best For Those looking to experience traditional Mexican charms and stay at luxurious hotels.
  • The neighbouring towns of Ixtapa (modern, tourist-oriented) and Zihuatanejo (small, traditional) are an interesting contrast. Most resorts are in Ixtapa, but Zihuatanejo is easy to get to.
  • Head out to Isla Ixtapa for lunch. A ferry departs every few minutes from the dock in Zihuatanejo.


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