Zihuatanejo is the fourth-largest city in the Mexican state of Guerrero. It was known by 18th-century English mariners as Chequetan or Seguataneo.
Politically the city belongs to the municipality of Zihuatanejo de Azueta in the western part of Guerrero, but both are commonly referred to as Zihuatanejo. It is on the Pacific Coast, about 240 km (150 miles) northwest of Acapulco and 411 km (260 miles) further south in latitude than Honolulu, Hawaii.
Zihuatanejo belongs to a section of the Mexican Pacific Coast known as the Costa Grande.
Located on Mexico’s Pacific coast, Zihuatanejo offers travelers an authentic Mexican experience full of brilliant sunsets and laid-back vibes.
Here, shopaholics can buy local handicrafts (think: ceramics and woodcarvings), and foodies can savor fresh fish tacos and ceviche along the beach.
The city’s Playa La Ropa serves as the main beach and stands out because of its clean, family-friendly atmosphere.
Just off the coast, divers and snorkelers can pick from more than 30 dive sites brimming with marine life.