Destination: Ixtapa Meeting & Event Planning City Guide
By Christine Loomis
May 31, 2012
From the colonial city of Mazatlan and on south to the resorts of Huatulco, between Los Cabos on the tip of Baja and the small city of La Paz to its north, Mexico has hundreds of miles of dramatic coastline. Its western shores are graced with sweeping beaches and the wildlife-rich waters of the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortez, which meet off Cabo San Lucas.
By Talia Salem
July 26, 2011
With hotels in nearly every major U.S. city, why would you bring a meeting to Mexico? You could stay home and host a meeting in your backyard, but when you meet in Mexico, you can take advantage of so much in addition to its first-rate meeting venues.
By Talia Salem
August 02, 2010
Anyone who listens to the news knows that last year was a rough one for Mexico.
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Moving north along the Pacific Coast, you will encounter the sister towns of Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo, pronounced eeks-TAH-pa and see-wah-tah-NEH-ho, respectively. Resting on 17 miles of coastline, the two cities are known for their vibrant gastronomical scene, biodiversity, prime surf, and great fishing and diving.
Visitors can trek through wild locales such as the Aztlan Ecological Park, where you catch a glimpse of indigenous wildlife. Come face to face with alligators of all sizes, watch a tiger prowl the jungle and get up close and personal with their extensive collection of snakes. They also offer Unlimited Fun!, a year-long entertainment program, which is complimentary to visitors and features 78 days of shows, 2,900 dance routines and 6,000 art exhibitions.
Zihuatanejo was a fishing port for centuries, centered around Zihuatanejo Bay, and is now known for its old-Mexico charm. Ixtapa is more of a resort destination, where the majority of the hotels are located in the Hotel Zone along the glittering Palmar Beach.