17 days in Pacific Coast Itinerary

17 days in Pacific Coast Itinerary

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Zihuatanejo
— 3 nights
Taxi to Zihuatanejo, Bus to Acapulco
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Acapulco
— 3 nights
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Taxco
— 1 night
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Bucerias
— 5 nights
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Mazatlan
— 4 nights
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Zihuatanejo

— 3 nights
Together with the adjecent town of Ixtapa, coastal Zihuatanejo remains one of southwestern Mexico's major tourist destinations.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa La Ropa and Playa Las Gatas. Escape the urban bustle at Playa Linda and Isla Ixtapa. It doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de Santa Maria de Guadalupe.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Zihuatanejo online trip maker.

Vancouver, Canada to Zihuatanejo is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Vancouver to Zihuatanejo, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Vancouver in April, with highs in Zihuatanejo at 35°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Acapulco.

Things to do in Zihuatanejo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Acapulco

— 3 nights
Probably one of Mexico's best-known beach resorts, Acapulco came into prominence in the mid-20th century, when it became a getaway for Hollywood movie starts and European millionaires.
Fuerte De San Diego and Capilla de la Paz (Chapel of Peace) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Playa Tlacopanocha and Playa Caletilla. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Hornos, explore the activities along Bahia de Puerto Marques, and take in the dramatic natural features at La Quebrada.

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Do a combination of taxi and bus from Zihuatanejo to Acapulco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Zihuatanejo in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Acapulco, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Taxco.

Things to do in Acapulco

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Taxco

— 1 night
Taxco de Alarcón is a small city and administrative center of a Taxco de Alarcón Municipality located in the Mexican state of Guerrero. On the 27th (Mon), look for gifts at Mercado Central, steep yourself in history at Casa de la Cultura de Taxco (Casa Borda), then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Prisca de Taxco, and finally make a trip to Zocalo.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Taxco trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Acapulco to Taxco takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Acapulco in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Taxco, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Bucerias.

Things to do in Taxco

Historic Sites · Shopping

Bucerias

— 5 nights
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Majahuitas Beach and Nuevo Vallarta Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Boca de Tomatlan Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bucerias: Cabo Corrientes (Vallarta Botanical Gardens & Playa Las Animas) and Punta Mita Golf Course (in Punta de Mita).

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bucerias route planning app.

Traveling by car from Taxco to Bucerias takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Taxco in April, plan for slightly colder days in Bucerias, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Mazatlan.

Things to do in Bucerias

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Mazatlan

— 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like El Faro Mazatlan and Museo El Rincon de Pedro Infante. Popular historic sites such as Plaza Machado and Catedral Mazatlan Basilica de la Inmaculada Concepcion are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, browse the exhibits of Luna: Arte Contemporaneo, don't miss a visit to Malecon de Mazatlan, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mazatlan tour itinerary app.

You can drive from Bucerias to Mazatlan in 6 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mexican Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Bucerias in May since evenings lows in Mazatlan dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Mazatlan

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Spas

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.