Ixtapa Zihuatanejo nearby attractions
25 minutes north of the twin resorts of Zihuatanejo & Ixtapa and the Zihuatanejo-Ixtapa International Airport. Troncones offers many miles of beautiful, unspoiled, golden sand beaches. Stroll, the virgin clean beach's and go barefoot in the surf where flocks of pelicans skim the crests of the waves and endangered sea turtles lay their eggs in the warm sand. Troncones is also a very famous surf spot.
Taxco de Alarcón, the city of silver
Taxco is one of the most beautiful cities in the country, it has been shaped using the heat of Mexico's mining success. It's the expression of our colonial heritage, our social entourage revives and protects it, specially during cultural traditional holidays, such as the celebration of Eastern. It was founded near a mining zone controlled by José de la Borda, who managed to raise a huge fortune, which he used to order the construction of the famous Saint Prisca's Parish.
Tradition is present in each and everyone of its stone paved streets. Its houses and buildings preserve the flavour of a deep routed cultural Mexico, shaped by the meeting of two worlds, America and Europe.
The beautiful XVIII's century Saint Prisca's Parish is a witness and symbol of the architectonic art which appeared thanks the immense mineral wealth.
Taxco is as well, a cultural city, very proud of having given birth to Spanish gold century's prestigious theatre play writer Juan Ruiz de Alarcón y Mendoza, which memory is honored every year by the celebration of the so called "Alarconic days".
The Haciendas of Chorrillo and San Juan Bautista, the San Antonio Chapel as well as the Borda House (cultural center), all of them stuck in the mountains of the Guerrero state, are all jewels of the city. Have a walk in the streets and plazas and you will feel transported to to another century.
Taxco is internationally renowned for its silver jewelry. Centuries of experience in the use of this precious metal have granted their craftsmen abilities they have been transmitting on an on for generations; the beauty of their' creations can be found in it's shops and factories.
The City of silver is surrounded by several interesting spots such as the Cacahuamilpa Caves, the Las Granadas falls; Cuauhtemoc's Ixcateopan, where the remainings of Cuauhtemoc, the last Aztec emperor, are kept, are only 30 minutes away from Iguala city, where the first National Flag was born, as well a renowned spot for it's gold jewelry.
Acapulco has always been one the main tourist and sailing destination since the Mexican colonial period, mainly due to the beauty of Santa Lucía bay, named according to the day it was discovered, 13 of December 1521. Acapulco is the city with no night, where you can find amusements at all ages, tanks to its beaches and large number of night clubs around the port.