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Playa La Ropa S/N
Zihuatanejo, Guerrero 40880 Mexico
T: +52 755 555 5500
F: 52 755 554 2758

866 905 9560

Things to in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico

Zihuatanejo is an ideal Mexico vacation destination for leisure travel and romantic getaways. Filled with an expansive menu of things to do, our Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo resort offers a 1,000-foot long beachfront and three swimming pools, including a large infinity pool next to the beach. Two lighted tennis courts, a Tennis pro and an air-conditioned fitness center are located on property, while an activity desk can arrange snorkeling, SCUBA diving, Tennis lessons, wind surfing, horseback riding, waterskiing, sailing, fishing, surfing, kayaking (seasonal), and other activities nearby. Browse our featured Zihuatanejo activities below to discover which adventure excursion, culinary experience, or other activity appeals to you.

Please be aware that selected amenities and services are subject to an additional fee.

Paddleboarding Yoga

A variation of stand up paddle boarding & yoga. If you're looking for a new challenge, yoga on a stand up paddleboard will reinvigorate you and help you become calm & healthy. Paddle Board Yoga aims to introduce you to a unique yoga experience while enjoying the natural splendor of floating on water.

Participants will paddle board to 'Playa Las Gatas' where they will perform yoga on their paddle boards prior to returning to 'Playa La Ropa'.

Adventure Excursions

Kayak, Bike and Snorkel on Ixtapa Island
Experience eco-tourism in Ixtapa with a four-mile bike ride along the Ixtapa bike paths of the Aztlan ecological park. Kayaking (seasonal) and snorkeling at Ixtapa Island follow, with a gourmet picnic lunch before the return ride to Playa Linda. An expert guide, bikes, kayaks, snorkel gear, lunch and bottled water are included.

Tropical Forest Zipline Canopy Adventure
An exhilarating two-hour adventure tour through the beauty of a unique tropical forest reserve along the coast! Enjoy 11 different canopy adventures, such as hanging/navy-style bridges and 11 thrilling ziplines ranging from 50- to 98-feet high.

Jungle Excursion
This tour ventures into the jungle and across the virgin beaches of the region. Launching from a fisherman’s village, a boat will take you on a trip through the Laguna de Potosi and onto the beach for a horse ride on the sand. A lunch of traditional fish “a la talla” and handmade tortillas follows.

Mexico Culinary Vacations

Viceroy Fish Market
Meet the fisherman at the beach every Saturday at 1:00 pm for our local fish market. As you relax on the sand, make your selection for a dinner entrée from one of Viceroy’s own Chefs. In presentation of the season’s best, choose from a variety of local seafood like red fish or lobster straight from the Pacific waters. 

Later in the evening join us at La Villa restaurant as Chef prepares your earlier selection for a romantic evening in the chic ambiance of our waterside restaurant. As Chef introduces your catch, thoughtfully prepared and seasoned to perfection, learn about the Mexican Pacific inspired cuisine and the personal recommendations from Chef himself.

La Cava
From the old to the new world we bring you a special selection of 1250 bottles of world renowned wines selected by sommeliers and enologists, this experience combined by our Tyrol crystal glasses and decanters will help you enjoy the characteristics & qualities of our wines.

The six course tasting menu is prepared by our executive chef Paco Isordia who has carefully paired each dish to compliment the individual tastes of each wine creating a memorable dining experience in La Cava, Viceroy’ wine cellar. La Cava accommodates a maximum of six diners per night.

Lunch on the Beach
An elegant beach lunch will be delivered on a white linen-set table directly to a private palapa. Guests enjoy gourmet cuisine while reclining in a beach chair, toes wriggling in the sand.

Cooking Classes
A delicious experience to take home. The adventure is organized in two stages: At 9:00 AM guests meet their Chef host at the hotel lobby and then are transported to the town market for an extensive visit where they see and learn the Spanish names of the different herbs, spices, fruits and vegetables, while they shop for the ingredients of a delicious Mexican meal. The next step, the preparation of their very special dish, will take place in a beach setting. Hotel guests may participate or just take notes of the cooking instructions. They will, of course, receive their recipe and detailed explanations in writing. While they feast on their creation, they may want to review some of the new Spanish expressions they have learned during the day. Buen provecho! Cooking classes are not offered Dec. 17-31.

Tequila and Ceviche Tasting
Our Maestro Tequilero will reveal the secrets and history of Mexico's signature, age-old liquor, Tequila. The classic spirit will be paired with three creative and delicious Ceviche combinations. Enjoy a tour through the very best with the resort's Tequila Maestro - from the peppery flavor of mid-aged reposados and the woody aroma of aged añejos to the freshness of blancos. Each is accompanied by a different Sangrita to cool and complement. Maestro will discuss the origins of blue agave and share proper drinking techniques. Reservations are required.

Cultural and Historical Excursions on the Mexican Riviera

By Land

City Excursion
See the cultural sights and learn the history of Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo as you become familiar with the beaches, shopping and markets of the two towns.

Mexican Riviera Cultural Excursion
This tour provides an excellent opportunity to enjoy a combination of cultural experiences first hand in and around Zihuatanejo. Learn about one of Mexico's traditional art forms at a local tile factory and visit Petatlán, an old Mexican town in the outlying foothills.

La Soledad de Maciel Excursion
Enjoy a tour of one of Guerrero's pre-Columbian treasures. While smaller than many archaeological sites in Mexico, La Soledad was an important ceremonial site of Cihuatlán, the capital of an indigenous city-state. Guests will see rock art, the remains of a ball court and the site’s famous "El Rey" stone idol.

By Sea

Ixtapa Island Excursion
Swim and snorkel along a fantastic playa with coral reefs and explore other unique areas on the island. A full day of fun and relaxation. Snorkel gear, tour guide, transportation and lunch included. Other water sports available for additional cost.

Private Luxury Yacht Excursions
Set sail on a 45-foot Voyager yacht to enjoy the beauty of the Mexican Riviera's coastal waters for fishing, snorkeling, a delightful meal or just relaxing.

Sunset Cruise
This romantic cruise takes you along the Pacific coast for a two-and-a-half hour voyage through sparkling twilight waters. An open bar and snacks guarantee relaxation.

Tennis Court

This is for one hour of instruction for all ages' levels and abilities, from beginners to advanced beginners to intermediate players. I am a USPTA (United States Pro Tennis Association) certified tennis pro by Stanford University and the University of San Diego and also certified by Dennis Van de Meer, a world renowned tennis instructor in the United States and Europe.

You may contact the instructor, Rory Federico, at rpfederico@yahoo.com, or by phone: from the United States or other countries outside of Mexico, please call: + (52) 1 7551141562.

Deep Sea & Small Game Fishing in Zihuatanejo

Go fishing in Mexico's newly-discovered, exciting sport-fishing destination. Ride aboard in different boats that will take you for a full day in deep water or a half day near the coast, in an area where anglers thrill at the profusion of sailfish, black and blue marlin, yellow-fin tuna and dorado/mahi-mahi. Viceroy Zihuatanejo offers the perfect arrangements for you to experience this excitement first hand. And upon your return, you can relive your adventure when the hotel prepares your fresh catch according to your exact specifications.

The activities desk can arrange a variety of different fishing adventures for you and your guests upon seven hour charters on specialized cruisers or pangas with expert and caring bilingual skippers. Transportation is provided to and from the Zihuatanejo Pier.

While you can catch sailfish and yellow-fin tuna year-round, please call Viceroy Zihuatanejo to confirm marlin season.

Golf Vacations in Zihuatanejo Mexico

Viceroy Zihuatanejo offers golf vacations in Mexico with two completely different, 18-hole courses just minutes from our door. Choose from either the challenging "Dunes-style" of the Robert Von Hagge, or the more traditional but equally testing Robert Trent Jones, Jr. designed course.

Marina Golf Course
The Marina Golf Course in Ixtapa was designed by Robert Von Hagge, renowned golf course designer. This exclusive 18 hole, par 72 course is 6,793 yards long and is situated on 55 hectars of land characterized by attractive landscaping and natural canals requiring 12 bridges.

Palma Real Golf Course
Ranked as one of Mexico's finest, this 18-hole course was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. and boasts spectacular scenery and wildlife.

Kayaking (Seasonal)

Embark on a scenic kayak adventure that takes you through different ecological environments and appeals to nature lovers and adventure seekers alike. The tour takes place in the scenic and extensive mangrove reserve of Laguna de Potosi, located 12 miles south of Zihuatanejo at the southern end of Playa Larga. The route to the launch site takes you through several local villages and agricultural areas and five distinct ecological zones with many opportunities to observe the diverse bird and plant life that makes this area so unique. Laguna de Potosi itself is home to thousands of waterfowl and migratory birds, and you can see an average of 50 different bird species per day.

Tours are approximately 6-mile flat-water paddles through mangrove channels and tunnels, remote back bays, wetlands and short open water sections. You can choose from four different routes that can last up to 4 hours. Shorter routes will afford mountain and headland vistas at a slower pace.

Shopping in Zihuatanejo and Ixtapa

There are a variety of options for shopping in Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo for accessories and items inspired by Mexico's rich culture. Most stores break for lunch followed by "siesta time." Usually their business hours are from 9:00AM to 2:00PM and 4:00PM until 8:00PM, Mondays through Saturdays. During high season many shops extend their business hours and are open on Sundays.

Some of the popular shopping novelties found in Zihuatanejo and Ixtapa include Mexican crafts such as ceramics plates and whole dinner sets; carved hard-wood fish sculptures; colorful wooden or clay ceremonial masks; paintings on tree-bark; decorated handcrafted boxes; and the world famous hamacas (hammocks).

Downtown Zihuatanejo
Offers you a variety clothing shops, boutiques, jewelry stores and souvenir shops

Ixtapa has a boulevard with Shopping Centers and stores alongside. There, you will find something to suit every taste from national and international clothing, leather goods, silver, etc. to traditional Mexican merchandise such as hammocks, clothing made from manta linen, embroidered and woven crafts, cigars, and coffee from one of the best coffee-producing regions in the country.

Artisan Markets
Zihuatanejo - on Ave. Cinco de Mayo (near the main pier)
Ixtapa - located on the Boulevard

Large and colorful artisans markets, Mercado Turístico de Artesanías, boasts more than 200 stands in Zihuatanejo and 80 stands in Ixtapa. In both artisans markets you will be able to find silver; huaraches (handmade leather sandals); and as scarves, ties and handbags inspired by Mexico's rich culture and traditions; one-of-a-kind silver jewelry by leading Mexican artisans.

You can find numerous jewelry stores and platerias - where they sell silver jewelry only.
Most of the sterling silver is from the mines in Taxco, a colonial city within Guerrero.

Shells Market
Zihuatanejo - along the Municipal Pier Walk

Walk along the sandy beach and you will see stands selling art made of shells, including, jewelry, decorative pieces, and the shell itself. Just next to the Shells Market, you can visit the base where the fishermen return from the sea with their morning catches to sell them directly to local vendors, chefs, and housewives. The market is open from 10AM to 8 or 9PM

Water Activites

Fly Boarding
Fly Boarding is the newest seaside craze employing a water-powered thrust to take you airborne. Standing on a device attached to your feet with directional controls, you can soar high above the water, practice acrobatics, or dive and swim like a dolphin. It’s safe, fun and easy to learn. Anyone can do it, and it takes just 10-15 minutes to master.

Scuba Diving
Experience the magic of the Mexican Pacific deep blue seas. Dive into the Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo oceans and become amazed by the area's prodigious rock formations, colorful coral reefs, and vast variety of sea species. Exclusive and personal service ensures groups of less than eight per boat.

Viceroy Zihuatanejo also offers guests PADI certification courses while staying at the hotel. Join us at La Marea pool with the Team of 'Dive Zihua' on Thursday afternoon at 5pm for an introductory class of Scuba in the pool, cost is $15 and will be credited to your final cost in case you want to continue with lessons and open water scuba dive course, DSD - Discover Scuba Diving for beginners, a full dive experience at a cost of $120.

Sailing & Snorkeling
Cast off for the beautiful and secluded white sand beaches and coral reef of Playa Manzanillo. A relaxing sail into the Pacific, snorkeling, and an open bar and lunch complete the perfect day.

Take part in a scenic kayak excursion that guides guests into the extensive mangrove reserve of Laguna de Potosi, a four-mile long saltwater lagoon that is home to thousands of waterfowl and migratory birds. The six-mile paddle on flat water travels through mangrove channels, remote back bays, wetlands and short open water sections. Affords excellent opportunity for nature photography and observation.

Deep Sea & Small Game Fishing
Go deep sea fishing and try for a marlin, sailfish or tuna. Or enjoy small game fishing where you can reel in bonita, yellow fin, roosterfish and more. We offer seven-hour trips with fishing licenses, equipment and light refreshments. Available from 7AM to 2PM with three different boat sizes to choose from: small, medium, and large.