DailyCandy - Covers Zihuatanejo including Playa Viva
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May 5, 2010 - Daily Candy
Travel Guide to Zihuatanejo, Mexico - A Trip to the Coast with the Most
Just because you can’t pronounce Zihuatanejo (zee-wha-tanay-ho) doesn’t mean you can’t travel there. Sandwiched between the Sierra Madres and the Pacific, the sleepy town’s lush landscapes cater to beach worshipers, nature lovers, and those in search of authenticity.
Built into the craggy cliffs above Playa Bonita, the young Capella Ixtapa feels more like a quiet, breezy inn than a resort. Ixtapa’s just five miles north of Zihuatanejo and has (thankfully) matured from its Girls Gone Wild days. For a boutique experience, head to La Casa Que Canta, a 33-room hideaway tucked into the rocks above downtown Zihuatanejo, where the smallest room is a sprawling 689 square feet. Thirty minutes south of Zihuatanjeo, 6-month-old Playa Viva is part ecological reserve (it’s run on solar power), part Robinson Crusoe adventure (stay in an ecoluxe casita made from bamboo) with yoga, excursions to the turtle sanctuary, beer, and three square meals a day included in the price.
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