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Playa La Ropa, Zihuatanejo, Gro.
New beautiful luxury condos for sale, located at only a few steps away from La Ropa Beach, the best beach of Zihuatanejo-Ixtapa and at 10 minute drive to Downtown Zihuatanejo. Is a magnificent complex consisting of only 16 Mexican modern style condos.
This is an ideal and exclusive complex in which all the details have been carefully taken care of, being at present the best residential complex of the area. It offers spectacular views of one of the most beautiful bays of the world and amazing sunsets.
Enjoy the laid back, rejuvenating atmosphere of two destines in one: Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, one of the most beautiful destinations of Mexico beach, is located on the Pacific coast in the state of Guerrero, 245 km. (152.23 miles) northwest of Acapulco, from the federal highway 200; it’s climate is warm with an average temperature of 28 ° C (82.4° F) and only 30 day of rain during the year.
Zihuatanejo is a picturesque fishing village containing five beautiful beaches, a variety of small hotels ranging from inexpensive pensions to 5 star luxury boutique hotels and a great selection of restaurants from small family owned to exotic Gourmet dining. It is surrounded by a chain of mountains that seem to descend to meet the sea, frame the picturesque town with its traditional atmosphere. Zihuatanejo’s main attraction is it’s their well-protected bay where boaters often spend the winter months in its peaceful clear waters. The destination offers various beaches for relaxation, recreation, dining, or simply enjoying the abundantly beautiful scenery.
Ixtapa is a modern tourist resort at only 5 km (3.10 miles) distant from Zihuatanejo (5 minutes’ drive). There you'll find high-rise hotels along the beach, modern condominiums, single home, pricey shops, discotheques, gourmet restaurants, 2 golf courses and a marina with capacity for over 600 boats.
In Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo you can enjoy gorgeous beaches ideal for rest and practice all kinds of water sports, especially windsurfing, scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing, water ski, kayak, swimming or just relax with a margarita on the golden sand beaches and enjoy the best sunsets. Among the most popular are:
Playa Principal (Main beach): Located in main downtown Zihuatanejo, close to the main pier, surrounded by restaurants of great ambiance and stores, it is the place of reunion for the fishermans when they return with their catch; you can buy fresh fish every morning directly from the boat.
Playa la Madera (La Madera Beach): Located east of the Main beach. Fine sand with both gentle and also surfing waves, extends over 200 m in length.
Playa La Ropa (La Ropa Beach): Located southeast of La Madera beach, is one of the 10 most beautiful beaches in Mexico. It has gentle waves and a variety of services such as restaurants, hotels, condos and fine homes; it has 1.5 kilometers (0.9320 miles) in length.
Playa Las Gatas: Located south of Zihuatanejo Bay, you can only access by boat. It is a Coral rocky landscape beach with crystal water and is very popular because of the calm waters, almost as a natural swimming pool and is Ideal for scuba diving and snorkeling.
Playa Contramar (Contramar beach) is a beautiful small crystal water beach with spectacular rocks and coral formations with great submarine views. Look up for the tunnel. You can only access by boat.
Playa El Palmar: This beach is 3 km (1.86 miles) long, which has one of the most important tourist developments in the country. El Palmar Beach is the largest certified of the country and the only one in the state, it has soft golden sand and offers the most spectacular sunsets. The Mexican Institute of Standardization and Certification has certified this beach as a clean one due to the quality of its waters and the protection of biodiversity. Some of the beach’s restrictions are: No plastics, Styrofoam (polystyrene), any kind of glass; no camping or cooking on the beach; no animals, no riding on vehicles that uses fuel, no littering or playing outside the areas assigned are allowed. Ideal for the practice of water sports and also to enjoy the amenities and services of the hotels that face the beach. At the north end of the beach are “Las Escolleras” where you can surf almost all year around, here you will also find “Ixtapa Marina” where you can delight the extensive international and sea food menus in the gourmet restaurants that surround the Marina overlooking the shipside.
La Isla (Ixtapa Island): Access only by boat, there are water taxis. It has four beautiful beaches with relaxed atmosphere: Varadero, Arrecife, Cuachalalate and Carey.
Barra de Potosí: Located 25 km (15.53 miles) south of Zihuatanejo, in Potosi´s bay which has 16 kilometers (9.94 miles) white sand beach, an enormous lagoon that joins the ocean is naturally habitat for exotic birds and exuberant vegetation; it also has a salt work and a picturesque fisherman’s town. The passage is a dream, surrounded by mountains that contrast with the sky transparence, which is confused with the sea. Don’t miss the beautiful golden sunsets. You can find a variety of hotels from 2 stars to luxury boutique, single homes and condos, as well as typical seafood restaurants around the lagoon.
Playa Larga: Located 5 km (3.10 miles) south of Zihuatanejo. It is a beach within the Bahia de Potosi where you can practice various water activities; there are typical seafood restaurants along the beach, as well as small hotels.
Troncones is located about 35 kms (21.74 miles) north of Zihuatanejo-Ixtapa, is composed of a great variety of bed and breakfasts, inns, rental villas, bungalows and hotels, it also offers many miles of beautiful, unspoiled, golden sand beaches, sea turtles lay their eggs in the warm sand. Ideal for surfing and close by you will also find the following surfing beaches:
El Rancho (The Ranch) This area has hard, fast lefts and rights off a point. It's accessible by car and canoe.
La Saladita: This spot is located about 20 minutes’ drive from Troncones, is a point that has incredible, never-ending lefts; is called "The Wave Machine.
Punto Troncones (Troncones Point) this is a left-point break off a rocky stretch. Depth is about 6-10 feet at different points in the line-up and gets shallower in moderate range to the beach.
La Boca: This is a river mouth north from Troncones that boasts great lefts and rights during the High Season (Nov. - Mar).
Other amenities to enjoy in Zihuatanejo-Ixtapa are:
Golfing: There are two 18 holes world-class Golf Courses in Ixtapa:
Palma Real: built by renowned golf course designer, Robert Trent Jones Jr., and Marina Ixtapa Golf Course. Palma Real Golf course has nearly 7,000 yards and the Golfers can enjoy a unique setting: the course also preserves the local wildlife so you may find parrots, squirrels, iguanas, crocodiles or eagles diving for fish.
Marina Golf Course: The 6,781-yard Marina Ixtapa golf course was designed by Robert von Hagge, challenges golfers with wide saltwater inlets that come into play on 13 of the 18 holes.
Fishing: You can catch Sail fish, black striped Marlin, blue Marlin, Yellowfin tuna, Dorado (Mahi-Mahi), Wahoo, roosterfish, grouper, snook, etc. Also there is Annual International Sailfish and Marlin Tournament, held every year in May.
Archeological Museum of Zihuatanejo: Located on the main beach, this museum shows evidence of early settlements of Guerrero. Located in Zihuatanejo, it has six exhibit rooms with utensils, ceramics and weapons of the Olmec, Teotihuacan, Tarascan and Mexican cultures.
Refugio de Potosi: This is an ecological park located at 25 km (15 miles) south from Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, toward Barra de Postosi. It has a 15 meters (50 feet) high observation tower, a path with tropical vegetation, and iguana reserve, a butterfly observatory, a macaw’s refuge and a hummingbird’s sanctuary.
Bio Park La Escollera: Is a refugee for more than 50 native species. It has the insectariums, iguana sanctuary, reptiles, birds and typical mammals of the region, also botanical gardens with more than 120 plants, flowers and fruit trees.
Parque Aventura (Adventure Park) in Ixtapa: Fun for all the family, tropical trees with hanging bridge, lianas, foot bridge, zip-line from 4 to 9 meters (13 to 30 ft.) high for adults and at 1 meter (3 ft.) for children.
Delfiniti Ixtapa: Swim with Dolphins in Ixtapa offers several options: Swim with dolphins, encounter with dolphins, delfiniti Kids from 3 to 7 years old, baby dolphin for babies from 6 to 30 months old, delfiniti family and dolphin assisted therapy.
Magic world: Is an aquatic recreation park in Ixtapa, it has waves pool, toboggans, pirate ship, etc.
Mercado Vegano: Vegan Market or Eco-Tianguis Sanka: is in downtown Zihuatanejo and a point of reunion, reflexion and social participation in pro of an ethic, ecologic and social consume of meals, where you can find fresh organic food, it also offers workshops and cultural activities, recycle products, paper jewelry, art craft, etc. Only open on Saturday mornings.
Mercado de Artesanias (Artisans' Market): There are two artisan markets in the area, one in Zihuatanejo’s downtown across from the church, and the other in Ixtapa’s commercial area, both are made up of small stalls set in aisles that offer hand-made and has been brought a long distance from high in the mountains.
Mercado Municipal (Main market): Here you can find fresh daily vegetables, fruits, fish, meat, chicken, baking, all kind of seeds, herbs and all you can imagine for your cooking needs. From the ocean or garden to you plate.
Archeological area La Soledad de Maciel: Locally known as La Chole one of Mexico’s most important archeological site of five pyramids, prehispanic ball game and petroglyphs, recently in reconstruction, located at only 30 minutes’ drive from Zihuatanejo, archeologists have been assigned to excavate and report their findings. One significant thing they have found is artifacts and jewelry from many different cultural groups of Mexico, including Aztec, Toltec, Olmec, Zapotec, Tarascan and Maya. The pyramids were built of brick and mud.
Petatlan: Is a town located only at 30 minutes’ drive from Zihuatanejo, it is famous due to their church and they legend of Padre de Jesus de Petatlan, whose sculpture of Christ appeared in strange circumstances, so he is now considered very miraculous. There is also a gold market with excellent quality pieces and prices. The town celebrates two annual events; one to celebrate Easter Holidays and the second to celebrate their patron saint day, when there are many processions carrying the sculpture of Christ and other images through the streets