Zihuatanejo is located in the municipality of José Azueta in the state of Guerrero on the Pacific Coast of Mexico about 240 km (approx. 144 miles) northwest of Acapulco. The modern tourist resort of Ixtapa is only 5 km away.
International Zihuatanejo – Ixtapa Airport is located about 15 minutes from town by car.
From the US
Alaska Airlines provides direct flights from Los Angeles. It is also possible to find direct flights from Canada and the U.S. especially during the tourist season. (From November to April).
If your flight arrive at the Mexico City Airport (Aeropuerto Internacional Benito Juárez, the main gateway to the country) and if you’re taking a taxi, to the Bus Terminal to get to Zihuatanejo, be sure to purchase your ticket at an official airport taxi counter marked transportación terrestre (ground transportation), located just after the baggage area in national arrivals and in the concourse area (leaving customs to your left) in international arrivals.
Within Mexico, buses are the most popular way to travel: you can board ultramodern, superdeluxe motor coaches that show U.S. movies and serve soft drinks, coffee, and sandwiches. Autobuses Estrella de Oro and Autobuses Estrella Blanca offer you the best option.
Bus Terminal – Tell your taxi driver to take you to: Central de Autobuses del Sur (Tasqueña 1320, Mexico City, Mexico. PHONE: 55/5689-9745 or 55/5689-4987).
NOTE: Taking the metro between the airport and the city is an impractical option. Also, heavy luggage is not allowed on the metro during rush hours.
From Mexico City
Recommended from Mexico City: Routes “Autopista Del Sol” (60% of the total distance to our resort is through toll-way) or “Autopista Siglo XXI” (90% of the total distance is toll-way); total traveling time is very similar for both highways (about 8 hours).
From & To Patzcuaro / Morelia
The new road ” AUTOPISTA SIGLO XXI ” from Zihua to Patzcuaro is open. Just head north out of Zihua on the coast road 200, you will come to the Patzcuaro turn off before Lazaro. You can drive it in about 3 hours. Best to take along a little lunch. Drive from Patzcuaro to Morelia is about an hour. Stick to driving in daylight hours only. Gas up before heading in land off Route 200.
From & to Mexico city / Cuernavaca / Taxco / Acapulco
The road Autopista del Sol – Expressway “AUTOPISTA DEL SOL” (MEX-95D) Mexico City-Acapulco (Toll-way, 4 lanes, 360 Kms / 225 Miles, 4.0 hrs.). Then, take Libramiento (cutoff) to get to the road to Zihuatanejo (MEX-200) or go through Acapulco’s coastline road if you want to take a rest or a meal stop; it wont take an excessive time if you use the tunnel road with exception on the rush hours when traffic is heavy everywhere. Toll required to use MaxiTunel (MaxiTunnel).
If you will be using the “Libramiento” (cutoff), after reaching the last Toll Booth near Acapulco you must head north on Highway “MEX-95” (freeway) for approx. 18 Kms. (11 miles) to be able to take it. It is clearly marked. Cutoff will save you a lot of time but use it during daylight hours only.
To Barra de Potosi from Zihuatanejo
Is a small beachside village which is nestled at the southern end of Playa Larga beach and about 20 minutes south of the Zihuatanejo-Ixtapa airport and 35 minutes drive from the seaside fishing village of Zihuatanejo.
To Troncones from Zihuatanejo
Is approximately a 40 minutes taxi or car ride from the Zihuatanejo-Ixtapa International airport. At this time and to the best of our knowledge there is no regularly scheduled taxi service from airport to Troncones and prices vary. We suggest you ask the hotel where you will be staying for the best, most reliable and least expensive transportation from airport to Troncones and what the current rate is.