Ixtapa - Zihuatanejo (1 of 10)
Located on the Pacific Coast, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo is about 150 miles northwest of Acapulco, and belongs to a section of the Mexican Coast known as the Costa Grande. This town has been developed as a tourist attraction along with the modern tourist resort of Ixtapa, three miles away. The area is now the third most visited area in Mexico after Cancun and Puerto Vallarta, and the most popular for fishing, surfing and scuba diving due to the abundance and size of the fish and the variety of species. Moreover, the coral reefs here were determined by the University of the Sea of the State of Oaxaca to have the most dense and organism-abundant coral reefs in the world.
Mexico Tourism Board 21/06/12