13 days in Pacific Coast Itinerary

13 days in Pacific Coast Itinerary

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Mazatlan
— 2 nights
Drive
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La Penita de Jaltemba
— 1 day
Drive
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Bucerias
— 2 nights
Drive
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Manzanillo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zihuatanejo
— 2 nights
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Mazatlan

— 2 nights

Pacific Pearl

Fine beaches remain a top reason to take a trip to Mazatlan, a developed resort city with a high concentration of hotels and restaurants.
Your inner history buff will appreciate El Faro Mazatlan and Plaza Machado. Head to Casa Etnika and Galerias Mazatlanfor some retail therapy. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Playa Cerritos, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paco's Reserva De Flora & Fauna, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mazatlan Farmers Market.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mazatlan travel itinerary planner.

Tulsa, USA to Mazatlan is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mexican Pacific Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Tulsa in February, things will get much hotter in Mazatlan: highs are around 82°F and lows about 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to La Penita de Jaltemba.

Things to do in Mazatlan

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

La Penita de Jaltemba

— 1 day
La Peñita de Jaltemba, commonly called La Peñita', is a small beach town in Nayarit, Mexico, with a population of approximately 20,000 inhabitants. On the 22nd (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa La Penita, hunt for treasures at La Penita Tiangui, and then stop by Hamaca Maya.

To find reviews and tourist information, use the La Penita de Jaltemba road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Mazatlan to La Penita de Jaltemba takes 5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mazatlan to La Penita de Jaltemba due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in La Penita de Jaltemba when traveling from Mazatlan in February, with lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Bucerias.

Things to do in La Penita de Jaltemba

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Bucerias

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Estudio-Cafe, then shop like a local with Riviera Farmers Market, then browse the different shops at Mega Comercial Mexicana, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Splash of Glass. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at A Broken Art, then browse the eclectic array of goods at La Cruz Market, then enjoy the sand and surf at Destiladeras Beach, and finally tee off at Punta Mita Golf Course.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bucerias trip builder tool.

You can drive from La Penita de Jaltemba to Bucerias in an hour. In February, daily temperatures in Bucerias can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Manzanillo.

Things to do in Bucerias

Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Manzanillo

— 2 nights
Manzanillo is a city, seat of Manzanillo Municipality, in the Mexican state of Colima. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Miramar and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then kick back and relax at Barra Navidad.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Manzanillo day trip app.

Drive from Bucerias to Manzanillo in 5 hours. February in Manzanillo sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Zihuatanejo.

Things to do in Manzanillo

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Beaches

Zihuatanejo

— 2 nights
Together with the adjecent town of Ixtapa, coastal Zihuatanejo remains one of southwestern Mexico's major tourist destinations.
Visiting Bahia de Zihuatanejo and Playa El Palmar will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Cielo Zapoteco. Get out of town with these interesting Zihuatanejo side-trips: Ixtapa (Ciclopista de Ixtapa & Playa Quieta).

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Zihuatanejo planner.

Traveling by car from Manzanillo to Zihuatanejo takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In February, daily temperatures in Zihuatanejo can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Zihuatanejo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Pacific Coast travel guide

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Beaches · Islands · Landmarks
Long the playground of mostly American visitors, Mexico's Pacific Coast draws a growing number of travelers from distant corners of the world with its diverse landscapes and good tourist infrastructure. White-sand beaches backed by lush vegetation remain the top Pacific Coast attraction, though this area also encompasses mountains and rugged jungle terrain ideal for adventurers, nature lovers, and photographers. A trip to Pacific Coast puts action in the great outdoors right at your fingertips, allowing you to swim in jungle-framed coves, eat in quaint fishing villages, and zipline through the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains. A popular alternative to overcrowded Cancun, this coastline also features Puerto Vallarta, boasting a colonial-era plaza and a network of cobblestoned streets.