Ixtapa Zihuatanejo is nominated as Mexico’s Leading Destination at the World Travel Awards™ 2023


The Hotel La Casa Que Canta is nominated in two categories: Leading Boutique Hotel in Mexico and Leading Boutique Hotel in Mexico and Central America

For the third consecutive year, Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, the pairing of the Mexican Pacific, has been nominated as a Leading Destination in Mexico at the World Travel Awards™ 2023, a nomination that positions it as a leading world beach destination.

To this nomination, Ixtapa Zihuatanejo adds three more from two of its incredible hotels, for La Casa Que Canta in the Leader Boutique Hotel category of Mexico and in the same category for Central America, competing against countries such as Costa Rica and Belize.

For its part, the Thompson Zihuatanejo Hotel stands out in the category as The Most Romantic Resort in Mexico, competing against world-renowned resorts in Los Cabos, Punta Mita, Riviera Maya, Tulum and Playa del Carmen.

Pedro Castelán Reyna, executive director of the Ixtapa Zihuatanejo Convention and Visitors Bureau, comments that “for Ixtapa Zihuatanejo it is a great honor to be nominated for the World Travel Awards™, without a doubt it is the result of hard work together from the hotels, restaurants, taxi drivers, travel agents, authorities, business partners and all the local people to position our port in the first beach places in Mexico and internationally. Today we are one of the favorite beach destinations for tourists, proof of this is this distinction. We are committed and we will continue advancing to give this beautiful destination the place it deserves”.

Undoubtedly, the nomination in the World Travel Awards™ makes Ixtapa Zihuatanejo one of the preferred destinations in the national and international markets, specifically in the United States and Canada markets, with which direct air connectivity is maintained.

The World Travel Awards™ were established in 1993 to recognize, reward and celebrate excellence in all key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry. Today the World Travel Awards™ brand is recognized worldwide as the highest seal of excellence in the industry.

Its annual program is recognized as the most prestigious and extensive in the global industry, each year the World Travel Awards™ tour the world with its Grand Tour, a series of regional gala ceremonies to recognize excellence within each continent culminating in the Grand Final at the end of the year.

Through an online voting process by country and at the regional level, the World Travel Awards™ include several categories where professionals from the tourism industry and the general public participate to honor the best in the tourism industry.

The categories cover each and every one of the sectors such as: hotels, travel agencies, airports, airlines, cruise ships, ports, trains, tour operators, restaurants, to name a few, and, likewise, the leading countries in destinations such as: beaches, cultural, patrimonial, gastronomic, business, events, adventure and green destinations.

Some facts about Ixtapa Zihuatanejo:

It is recognized as one of the main beach destinations preferred by national and international visitors.

Playa El Palmar, Playa Las Gatas, Isla Ixtapa, Playa La Ropa, are one of the most representative of the destination.

Ixtapa Zihuatanejo is positioned as two destinations in one: Zihuatanejo, a unique town in Mexico that has existed since the time of New Spain, and Ixtapa, a tourist center planned by FONATUR in the 1970s with first-class hotels.

Recognized as the Leading Destination in Mexico by receiving first place at the World Travel Awards 2020

Ranked 5th of the 52 most attractive destinations to visit in 2022 by The New York Times

Playa La Ropa in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo was ranked in the Top 10 of the most popular beaches in Mexico by the Travelers’ Choice Awards 2022, from TripAdvisor

Ixtapa Zihuatanejo is placed in the Top 5 of the Best Cities in Mexico in The World’s Best Awards 2021, from Travel+Leisure magazine.

The Cala de Mar Resort & Spa and Las Brisas Ixtapa hotels are among the Top 25 Resort Hotels in Mexico

Source: Reto Diario