Silversea Luxury Cruises A Zihuatanejo, Guerrero

Zihuatanejo, Guerrero

Everything in Zihuatanejo radiates out from the main beach. Although this stretch of sand is not the place for swimming, it's the best place to get a sense of the timeless local rhythm. Fishermen still set off in outboard-motorized skiffs and return a few hours later to sell their catch right there on the beach. View more

A few blocks down, companies on and around the municipal pier, or muelle, take tourists on half- or full-day fishing adventures of their own, or on a 10-minute trip across the bay to one of the best swimming and snorkeling beaches, Playa las Gatas. The pier also marks the beginning of the Paseo del Pescador (Fishermen's Walk), or malecón. Follow this seaside path, only a third of a mile long, along the main beach, which is fronted by small restaurants and shops. Along the way you'll pass the basketball court that doubles as the town square.

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Excursions depuis Zihuatanejo, Guerrero

Zihuatanejo & Ixtapa

Discover Mexico old and new during this sightseeing drive through Zihuatanejo, with a visit to the resort town of Ixtapa.


Zihuatanejo

After tendering ashore, depart the pier for the approximately 30-minute drive to the scenic Mirador Viewpoint. After a brief photo stop here, re-board your coach for an orientation drive through Zihuatanejo. The Old Town of 'Zihua' has retained its quiet charm and quaint way of life despite the progress and modernisation all around it.


Ixtapa

Leaving Zihuatanejo, head to Ixtapa, a modern resort town featuring 14 beaches, luxury hotels, the 18-hole Palma Real Golf Course and several upscale shopping complexes. A stop is made at Playa Linda to see Isla Ixtapa, Crocodile Place and stroll about the area before continuing past the marina and posh residential area to the Beachfront Hotel.


Following refreshments and a comfort stop, commence the return drive to Zihuatanejo. Upon arrival, you may opt to return directly to the pier or, time permitting, remain in town for shopping and return to the ship independently.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, with 20 steps to negotiate; the amount of walking is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility and those who utilise a wheelchair. Wheelchairs must be collapsible and guests must be able to get on/off the vehicle without assistance. Wear light-weight, comfortable clothing and bring protection from the sun.

The Terra Cotta Countryside

Experience the picturesque beauty, flavours and traditions of Mexico during this half-day excursion to the countryside of Zihuatanejo and Ixtapa.


Plantation Visit

After tendering ashore, depart the pier for the approximately 30-minute drive south on the Acapulco Highway for a visit to the countryside of Zihuatanejo and Ixtapa. Observe the typical way of life in this region with a visit to a tropical plantation. Upon arrival, see and taste some of the locally-grown fruit, including grapefruit, mangoes, bananas, and coconuts.


Terra Cotta Brick Factory

Next, re-board the coach and proceed for a visit to a brick factory that still employs traditional, age-old techniques for manufacturing terra cotta bricks.


Barra de Potosí

From here, travel to the small fishing village of Barra de Potosí, where some time is made available for you to relax on the beach, savour a light snack in the shade of a palapa, and view the native birds and beautiful scenery. Following your visit, re-board your coach for the approximately 30-minute drive back to Ixtapa and proceed to the pier in Zihuatanejo.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking and is suitable for guests with limited mobility. Wear light-weight, comfortable clothing and sun protection.

Playa Manzanillo Snorkel

Embrace the splendid beauty of Playa Manzanillo from above and below sea level during this scenic and relaxing catamaran excursion along the coast of Zihuatanejo.


After tendering ashore, depart the pier aboard the Picante, a 75-foot-long (23-metre-long), 80-foot-high (about 24-metre-high) catamaran. Cruise along the coast of Zihuatanejo, a tranquil village that preserves the traditional lifestyle of a typical Mexican town, en route to Playa Manzanillo.


Upon arrival, your captain drops anchor close to the beach. For the next hour, you can swim, snorkel or take a stroll on the beach. Back on board, fresh fruit and sweet rolls are served during the cruise back to the Bay of Zihuatanejo. Here, you can listen to music and relax with refreshing domestic beer, tequila and local drinks from the open bar before returning to port.


Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of walking; however, guests must be able to negotiate five steps to embark/disembark the catamaran without assistance. This tour is not suitable for guests who utilise a wheelchair. Wear a swimsuit under a cover-up with flat, comfortable sandals or aqua shoes, and bring protection from the sun, a change of clothing, and a towel. Operation of this tour is subject to favourable weather conditions.

Silver Shore Privato - Private Van & Driver/Guide - Half Day

Explore Zihuatanejo at your leisure during your half-day (4 Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking driver in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 8 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato - Private Van & Driver/Guide - Full Day

Explore Zihuatanejo at your leisure during your full-day (8 Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking driver in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 8 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

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