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Welcome to the Zihuatanejo-Ixtapa PHOTO TOUR pages! If you have a photograph of Zihuatanejo, Ixtapa or any of the surrounding communities and you'd like to see it here please submit it to me.

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This is a photo of "Old Zihuatanejo" looking down what is now called Calle Cuauhtémoc taken in the late 1960's by Gene "Cri-Cri" Lysaker. You can see the beach at Playa Almacén on the right, Playa Las Gatas across the bay, and a small Navy ship in front of the town. Calle Vicente Guerrero is visible to the left. Old Zihuatanejo
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Photo © courtesy of Gene "Cri-Cri" Lysaker

Old Zihuatanejo
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Another photo by Gene "Cri-Cri" Lysaker from the early 1970's showing John Wayne's yacht "Wild Goose" in the bay. Calle Vicente Guerrero is visible next to the grove of coconut palms, now sadly gone. John Wayne was a regular and popular visitor here for decades.
Photo © courtesy of Gene "Cri-Cri" Lysaker

Here is a good view from the air of Zihuatanejo in 1999. At the bottom is Playa Madera. A little lower-right from the center is el Centro (downtown) and Playa Principal ending at the pier near the center. You can see part of Ixtapa's Playa El Palmar in the upper-right corner. Zihuatanejo aerial view
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Photo © 1999 courtesy of MALURY ORDAS

The Bay of Zihuatanejo and the Sierra Madre del Sur mountains
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In this aerial photo of the Bay of Zihuatanejo the Sierra Madre del Sur mountain range is visible in the background. Part of Playa La Ropa is visible on the right side of the bay. The lighthouse is visible in the foreground also on the right at the entrance to the bay.

Here's an aerial photo of Zihuatanejo Bay taken in the late afternoon. Note the large cruise ship in the middle of the bay. From their anchorage they ferry their passengers to the municipal pier, el muelle municipal, located at about 10 o'clock from the ship. Aerial view of Zihuatanejo and its bay.
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Photo © 2000 courtesy of Robert Robertson

Calle Juan N. Alvarez
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This is the main street in town running parallel to the waterfront called Juan N. Alvarez. Lupita's Boutique is on the right on the ground floor of our home.

This is the street Vicente Guerrero running perpendicular to Juan N. Alvarez in the first block of downtown Zihuatanejo. Posada Citlali, Coconuts Restaurant, Buengusto Bakery, Hotel Conchita del Mar, Mi Cabaña/Pizza Locas Restaurant, Mario's Leather, and Bodega del Tequila are located on this street. My office, ZihuaRob's, is on the left. Calle Vicente Guerrero
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the Sotavento and Catalina hotels at Playa La Ropa
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Here's a photo of the Sotavento and Catalina hotels on Playa La Ropa taken while parasailing around the bay.
Photo © 2000 courtesy of Robert Robertson

A trio of the many roving troubadours who wander from restaurant to restaurant in town & on the beaches to serenade locals & visitors alike. A great Mexican custom! If you hire them to sing be sure to request the song "Zihuatanejo". a trio of wandering musicians
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Photo © 1999 courtesy of Mike Courtney

Zihuatanejo sunrise
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Sunrise over the Bay of Zihuatanejo. The beginning of another magical day in paradise!

This is the main beach in Ixtapa called Playa El Palmar. This is where all the high-rise hotels are. Though a popular beach, since it fronts the open ocean there can be dangerous undertows and high surf at times. If you swim here please be careful, and try to stay within sight of a lifeguard. Playa El Palmar, Ixtapa, Mexico
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boa constrictor on iron gate
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The morning after a heavy rainstorm we awoke to shouts from our neighbor to hurry downstairs only to find this beautiful boa constrictor entwined in the gate of the corner shop on the ground floor of our home.

Here's one of our resident crocodiles. This one lives with several others in the estuary next to the Casa Del Mar hotel at La Ropa Beach. Looks pretty well-fed to me! Crocodile in estuary at Playa La Ropa
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Magical sunset
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Magical sunset from La Ropa Beach.
Photo © 1998 courtesy of Evan Ferguson

Another magical sunset from La Ropa Beach. These photos prove that it's not just the tequila that makes you see psychedelic colors! Another magical sunset from Playa La Ropa
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Photo © 1998 courtesy of Evan Ferguson

Horseback riding at Barra de Potosí
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At la Barra de Potosí you can enjoy the freshest seafood around. Take a tour of the lagoon there to see rare exotic birds & other local flora & fauna. Don't forget your camera!
Photo © 1998 courtesy of Barbara Anderman

This is a partial view of La Ropa Beach. Characterized by lazily lapping waves, gentle surf, warm golden sand, refreshing breezes, and the clear blue Pacific water, this is where the action isn't! Do you think there's room enough for you? Playa La Ropa, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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handpainted ceramics from Guerrero at the Mercado de Artesanía
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Here are some colorful examples of local handcrafts found in the artisans market on Calle Cinco de Mayo in Zihuatanejo. Please visit my special supplemental website about the Mercado de Artesanía "Las Salinas".
Photo © 1998 courtesy of Barbara Anderman

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