Private Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo City Tour

Zihuatanejo, Mexico

From USD 135.00

per group (up to 6)

Select Date and Travellers

Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


In the company of just your family and friends, discover the diverse pleasures of Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo on this private tour. Explore high-end neighborhoods, the wildlife of the Playa Linda preserve, downtown highlights and beautiful lookout points. Visit a farmer’s market to see where locals shop and soak up the shoreline scenery on la Madera beach. Ask your personalized guide for recommendations and modify your itinerary as you like. Round-trip hotel transport by air-conditioned vehicle is included.
  • Private half-day tour of Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo
  • Visit different hotel zones, the Playa Linda preserve, a beach and a farmer’s market
  • Check out historical landmarks, as well as high-end spots like the yacht club and marina golf course
  • Gain insight into the local history and culture from a personalized guide
  • Enjoy chauffeur-style transport

What's Included

  • Private half-day tour of Ixtapa Zihuatanejo with a knowledgeable tour guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Comfortable air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

09:00 am

What To Expect

Feel like a good friend is showing just you and your private group around town on this half-day tour of Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo. As you travel by air-conditioned vehicle, your personalized driver-guide shares an insider perspective on different topics such as the local economy, traditions, politics, things to do, hotspots for shopping, and the good beaches to visit.


After hotel pickup in the morning, cruise along Ixtapa's Playa Linda Boulevard and see the Ixtapa bicycle path, the Punta Ixtapa residential area, and the hotel district. Get an idea of the lifestyle of the well-heeled at the yacht club and marina golf course.


At Playa Linda, see the crocodiles, lagoon turtles, birds and iguanas that call the preserve home. Check out the only Catholic church in Ixtapa, and walk through a farmer's market. Learn about the different types of fish and meat that are often used in local cuisine.


Snap photos from a vista point near Zihuatanejo, followed by a visit to Zihuatanejo’s town square, the pier, the church and the 5 de Mayo street market. Wrap up the tour with peaceful views of the bay from la Madera beach.


Since this is a private tour, feel free to customize your itinerary to your preferences.

Ixtapa (Pass By)

Playa Linda

25 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Mercado Municipal Campesino

25 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Marina Ixtapa Golf Club

12 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Our guide was fantastic! ...
shayna_g, Mar 2023
Our guide was fantastic! He was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and he took us all over Xtapa & Zihuantanejo! Definitely recommend! The van was clean & comfortable.
Perfect Start to Paradise
Adrian_V, Mar 2023
A tour with Luis is the perfect start to a trip in Zihua. He knows the right restaurant(s) to eat at, where to shop and what beaches are best for your needs. Had the best taco ever, sipped a perfect margarita at La Ropa, saw the waves in Ixtapa, and even made friends with a few iguanas. If you are traveling to Zihuatanejo, Luis should be your first point of contact. He will tailor your time with him to be just what you want/need.
Excellent tour
Debbie_B, Mar 2022
Tony was very knowledgeable on the history of Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo. He gave us enough time at each stop. He answered all our questions. His English was great.
A little bit of Paradise
Laura_U, Oct 2021
What a fantastic tour. We requested Luis for our tour, and boy did he come through! He indeed took the time to listen to what we wanted and planned the tour around that. My family wanted to see the town, eat authentic local food, shop a bit but also see some of the areas less traveled, like boating and visiting the turtle farm. During these tours, we were also able to play along the beaches of La Ropa, Zhua/Ixtapa, Petatlán, and Playa las GataI. We started our first day learning about the history of Zhua, Ixtapa, La Ropa, and many more areas. We toured both the cities and the countryside. We stopped at Cancha Municipal for a bit of shopping. Then we tried a few different restaurants and taquerias throughout the tour and enjoyed some delicious gelato and ice cream. The time was so good that we ended up booking Luis two days later, and then again the next day. After a few hours of touring the cities, Luis took us to a lovely turtle farm near Petatlán; after about an hour's drive, we arrived at a nearby location. Getting to the actual turtle farm was an enjoyable ride through a coconut, sesame, and fruit plantation while riding on ATVs. This ride was incredible! Once we arrived at La Tortuga Felix, The Beautiful Turtle, we learned about the local turtles, their habitat, their life span, and we also got to release a few hundred baby turtles into the sea. It was magical and an experience you cannot miss! On our second day, we went on a private boat tour out into the pacific and around the beaches of many local towns. Then we went snorkeling for over an hour, and during this time, Luis was able to show us much different fish, but the best one was the up close and personal pufferfish. Later we went to the beach of Playa las GataI so my daughter could swim in the ocean while we all enjoyed a great lunch and a tropical drink. On our last day with Luis, I wanted to view the historic Partenon del Negro Durazo. The structure and artwork of the building left behind we're breathtaking. We walked around for about an hour and then headed into town for a late lunch at Bandido’s Restaurant after realizing Carmalita’s was closed for the night. The food was delicious! He then wanted to take us to location to see large Crocodiles and iguanas, but we were too tired but then. I wish we would have done, though. Luis is very knowledgeable about the towns and always had an exciting story to tell us. With Luis being a local, he has a lot of historical narratives of the cities and was able to teach us the history behind them. When we go back, we hope to book Luis again.
Don't miss this tour!
peter_c, Mar 2021
We had a great tour with Luis. He helped us figure out where we were in Zihuatanejo and Ixtapa. Which is extremely helpful for the rest of your visit, where you can park, great places to eat, the best beaches, interesting recent and historical places to visit later. He showed us the basic skills needed for the Central Market in Zihuatanejo, items that you should and shouldn't bargain for on price. The Central Market is an every market for meat, fish, small kitchen items, clothes, leather sandals and food stalls. Side note, there is a chili relleno restaurant on a corner booth in the market that literally brought tears to my eyes, life Changing rellenos. I suggest you take this tour early in your visit to help ease any concerns of where to go, what is safe, where to eat. This was our first trip to Mexico, with Luis's help we really got to see the lovely side of the people of Mexico, how kind, helpful, talented, rich with culture and genuine concern for their fellow humans. We were asked if we needed help finding a place or were given suggestions about where to go, randomly on the Street. I think this tour is more of a Cultural Embassador Introduction to this part of Mexico. If you want to see the real Zihuatanejo México, beyond the all inclusive meals, drinks and events of your hotel, take this tour. Have a great trip.
Ixtapa and zihuatanejo tour
Debbie_P, Dec 2019
Ran the tour guide was very knowledgeable and provided us with a great tour of the area. I would take tour from him anytime.
Zihua/Ixtapa City Tour
greg_s, Nov 2019
A great way to see what’s around in Zihua & Ixtapa. Luis is a great guy and extremely knowledgeable since he has lived in the area his in tire life. Thanks for a fun day!
Great time
Steven C, July 2018
We had our tour with Francisco. Everything went as planned. He took us to all parts of Zihua, especially the parts you don't see. His knowledge of the area was incredible. I would recommend this to anyone going there. He was open to taking us anywhere or spending as much time as we wanted.
We had an excellent time on our...
Jon F, Mar 2017
We had an excellent time on our tour... With touring Ixtapa, Playa Linda, the crocodile preserve, than on to Zihuatanejo, through the markets, and into the hills for some beautiful views and pictures, than off to a village for some good food. Plus we had tons of good discussion and talks on the 4.5 hour tour on the area, politics both in Mexico and the USA, the people, and most anything we wanted to talk about... We would absolutely do a trip through them again!!
Juan Lopez was excellent, showing us...
Huongmai_N, Feb 2017
Juan Lopez was excellent, showing us the history of Ixpata, how it relates to Zihuatanejo. He drove us to important parts of the 2 towns and explained the way of life of the locals/tourists. He is extremely flexible, telling us what the towns and surroundings have to offer and allowing us to cater the half day tour to our family of 5 with 3 adult children. All of us really appreciated his help making our tour such a wonderful special discovery of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo.

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