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 Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport: Cheap Flights, Tickets and Travel Deals

Looking for somewhere warm and sunny to vacation this year? Skip the typical, overcrowded tourist spots like Cancun and Mexico City and fly to Ixtapa or Zihuatanejo. These two cities are both located in the Mexican state of Guerrero. Each city is accessible by booking a flight to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport (ZIH). To find all the cheapest flights to these great Mexican tourist spots, enter your trip details into Skyscanner's flight search tool. Once you've chosen the best flight route for your trip, set a Skyscanner Price Alert to monitor airfare fluctuations and book at the best rate.

Best Time to Book a Flight to Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo

Temperatures in the area of both cities do not vary much from season to season, making them great spots to visit any time of the year. The average range is between 25° C and 27° C from January to December. However, the months from June to October are considered the wet season and experience significant rainfall. For this reason, the months from November to May are usually the better times for tourists to visit, which works out perfectly for Canadians looking to escape the cold winters!

Airlines that Fly to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport

Another reason why tourists usually visit Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo in the winter months is that most airlines only fly to ZIH seasonally. Air Canada, WestJet, Air Transat, and Sunwing Airlines all fly direct to ZIH seasonally from major airports in places like Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, and Montreal. Year-round, airlines like Aeromexico and Volaris fly direct from Mexico City to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo.

Arriving at Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport

Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport is a one-terminal airport located about 18 km from Ixtapa and about 12 km from Zihuatanejo. By car, it will take about a half hour to get to Ixtapa and about twenty minutes to get to Zihuatanejo. Three different taxi companies stop at the airport. Before boarding, you will have to go to the taxi kiosk to purchase a taxi ticket. Rates vary based on your destination zone and the number of passengers for your trip. On the lower level of the terminal, there is also a car rental kiosk where you can choose from companies like Alamo, Europcar, and USAVE. To save time at the airport, book your Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo car rental in advance via Skyscanner and have your keys waiting at the airport.

Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport Facilities

Due to its prime location in the state of Guerrero, ZIH is a fairly busy airport, serving about six hundred thousand passengers per year. The airport is well-suited to handling this many passengers, with convenient amenities like ATMs available throughout the terminal. The airport also has multiple clothing boutiques and gift shops as well as a stall for local crafts and thoughtful souvenirs. There are currently no full-service restaurants available at ZIH, but there is a popular and delicious candy and dessert store.

What to See and Do in Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo

With two amazing cities located within a half hour's drive to the airport, you may have difficulty deciding where to stay. Ixtapa is primarily a resort city, located right next to the Pacific Ocean. Most of the popular tourist activities in Ixtapa involve the beach and the water. This is the best place to choose if you envision a vacation involving swimming, snorkelling, and soaking up the sun.

Zihuatanejo is one of the largest cities in the state. It was primarily a fishing town but has since developed into a lovely tourist spot. The city's claim to fame is the Paseo del Pescador, a tree-lined pedestrian walkway near the water. The walkway is busy day and night with people shopping, enjoying fresh seafood, and socializing.

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 Location Details

Longitude:101° 33' 19'' W
Latitude:17° 38' 35'' N
IATA code:ZIH
ICAO code:MMZH

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