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Premiere Guides in- Ixtapa & Zihuatanejo, MEXICO

Welcome and relax because you have just found the site of the leading and most well respected guide service offered in IXTAPA & ZIHUATANEO (we call it Z-wah for short). Our guides speak English, are locals and have years of experience. We absolutely pride ourselves on providing you with the utmost in a safe, fun and informational guide service. You can plan your tours through our website prior to your arrival to insure availability but can always add or initiate a tour once you are here. We are insured and certified by The Mexican Federal Tourist Bureau (SECTUR MEXICO). So... save yourself time, money and worry by letting us help you design a truly memorable itinerary specific to your needs and desires!.

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List of Tours and Activities in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo
and the surrounding areas:

Ixtapa Island Tour
Ixtapa Island

Enjoy this 5 hours tour at the calm water of the beaches at Ixtapa Island, swim in shallow sandy bottom beaches, snorkel in crystal clear water. On the way back from the Island, visit a lagoon and see crocodiles, iguana and turtles in their natural habitat. A delicious lunch, hotel transport and boat rides are all included in this hassle-free experience.

Departure Time It Includes: Price Availability Please Bring:
10:00 A.M. in Ixtapa (lobby of your hotel).... 9:30 A.M. in Zihuatanejo (Lobby of your hotel). Round trip hotel transport, boat ride to the Island, lunch & tour guide service. $32 USD Adult & $30 USD Child. Monday to Friday. Beach clothes, towels, sun block, spending money.
Las Gatas Beach Tour
Ixtapa Island

On this 5 hours tour, you will be taking to the tranquil beach of Las Gatas, where you will have the chance to swim, practice water sports or just relax in a comfy lounge chair. It is also the place where you can find Jesus! an 18-foot bronze statue that lies underwater in the Las Gatas Bay. There are no big waves and no undertow because the beach is protected by a water break.

Departure Time It includes: Price Availability Please Bring:
11:00 A.M. in Ixtapa (lobby of your hotel).... 11:30 A.M. in Zihuatanejo (Lobby of your hotel). Round trip hotel transport, boat ride to the beach, lunch & tour guide service. $29.99 USD Adult & $25 USD Child. Monday to Friday. Beach clothes, towels, sun block and spending money.
Private Zihuatanejo Airport Transportation
Van for 10 passengers plus luggage

We will be waiting for you at the airport with a sign that will have your name on it, that way you will easily identify us.
We will save you the hustle of waiting in line to buy the tickets.
Because this is a private service you will not have to wait for more people to get on the vehicle and you will not have to stop in different hotels to let off people, we will just go straight to your hotel.

The driver will be a safe carful driver and will also be able to speak English and answer your questions as he drives you to your hotel or private condominium.

The van that we use has very good air condition and room for up to 10 people, with very comfortable bucket seats (individual seats)and plenty of room for your suitcases.

List of Places Price To book this service with us, send us and email with:

Zihutanejo Airport – Zihuatanejo city
Zihuatanejo Airport – Ixtapa
Zihuatanejo Airport – Troncones Beach
Zihuatanejo Airport – La Saladita Beach

$55 USD
$65 USD
$95 USD
$125 USD

Date of your arrival, name of the airline, flight number, time of your arrival and number of people in your group.

Combination Tour (City and Country Side Tour)
Ixtapa Island

On this 5 hours Mexican Cultural Tour, you will be takin through the low and middle class neighborhoods to see where the locals live and how they live, you will visit the Ixtapa lookout point and the farmers market. On the country side we will visit a farm that has samples of different tropical fruits that we grow in the area, you will also visit a factory where they make tiles and bricks with clay all done by hand. We will also go to a lagoon full of mangrove trees, where you will take a boat ride to see lots of lagoon birds! We will have a great lunch on the beach right next to the lagoon.

Departure Time It includes: Price Availability Please Bring:
9:00 A.M. in Ixtapa (lobby of your hotel).... 9:30 A.M. in Zihuatanejo (Lobby of your hotel). Round trip hotel transport, boat ride in the lagoon, lunch & tour guide service. $65. USD Adult & $45 USD Child. Monday to Friday. Sun block, sunglasses, walking shoes and a hat or a cap.
Safari Tour: Horseback ride on the beach, Lagoon boat ride and Lunch in Barra Potosi Beach
Horseback ride in Ixtapa

On this 4.5 hours Eco tour, we will drive you about 30 minutes to get to the horses stable, you will then get on the horse and ride through a beautiful peaceful beach with some white big rock formations in the middle of the ocean and a coconut plantation on the beach that makes the 1 hours Horseback Ride more tropical.
After the Horseback ride we will drive you 30 minutes to a nice secluded lagoon where you will ride on a Panga boat (it has a roof) for about 40 minutes to see a dense mangrove vegetation and a lot of lagoon birds.
The last part of the tour is an excellent lunch on the beach next to the lagoon. From the boat to the restaurant is only five minutes walking distance. After lunch you will transport back to your hotel.

Departure Time It includes: Price Availability Please Bring:
9:00 A.M. in Ixtapa (lobby of your hotel).... 9:30 A.M. in Zihuatanejo (Lobby of your hotel). Round trip hotel transport, 1 hour horseback ride, 1 bottle of water, 2 beers, boat ride, lunch and tour guide service. $79. USD Adult & $69 USD Child. Monday to Friday. Sun block, sunglasses, tennis shoes, wear jeans (optional), a hat or cap and your camera of Corse!!!
Horseback Ride in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo
Horseback ride in Ixtapa

This 1 hour and 20 minutes horseback-ride experience takes you through Playa Larga beach, coconut plantations, and mangrove trees in the Ixtapa Zihuatanejo area. Ride through a pleasant landscapes of mountain ranges, a lagoon, and the ocean. The tour is suitable for both beginner riders and the more experienced alike. It includes round-trip transport from the lobby of your hotel in Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo or from the cruise ship pier in Zihuatanejo.

Departure Time It includes: Price Availability Please Bring:
8:45 A.M. or 11:45 A.M. or 4:45 P.M. from the lobby of your hotel. Round trip hotel transport, 80 minutes horseback ride and a cold beer or water. $49 USD Adult. $39 USD Child. Monday to Friday. Sun block, sunglasses, tennis shoes, wear jeans (optional), a hat or cap and your camera of Corse!!!
Ixtapa Zihuatanejo Small Game Fishing charters or big game fishing charters (private)
Horseback ride in Ixtapa

The Ocean waters surrounding Zihuatanejo are home to some of the best deep-sea fishing or small game fishing in Mexico. Fish you can catch are: Sail Fish, Magi Magi, Marlin, Bonito fish, tuna fish.
Fishing trip includes: 7 hours fishing trip, fishing equipment, fishing license, bait, cooler with 20 drinks, and a crew that speaks English.

  • 25 feet super panga boat - $200 U.S. Dollars (1 to 4 people).
  • 30 feet yacht - $365 U.S. Dollars (1 to 6 people).  
  • 42 feet yacht - $450 U.S. Dollars (1 to 14 people).

You can choose to go small game or deeps sea fishing or combine both. Take your fish and have it latter for dinner; your hotel chef will cook it for you.

The boat is private only your group will go. You can buy extra drinks and snacks to take with you on the pier before you get on the boat.

Departure Time Availability Please Bring:
6:45 A.M. .Every day. More beer, Sun block, sunglasses, a hat or cap, wear a long Sleeve Shirt and bring your camera.
Ixtapa Zihuatanejo Bottom Fishing Trip (private)
Horseback ride in Ixtapa

This 5 hours fishing trip includes life bait, all the fishing equipment, fishing license, 25 feet super panga boat (it has a good roof to protect you from the sunshine), a cooler with ice and 10 drinks (beer, water and soda). The boat has 2 chairs to fish, so 2 people can fish at the same time, on the inside the boat has more room to sit. Bottom fishing is a lot of fun and high chances to catch fish.

On this fishing trip you can catch: red snapper, grouper, triggerfish and yellowtail jack. Best captain for bottom fishing in Zihuatanejo (The fisherman has 45 years of experience so he knows where the fish are)!!! The captain is very professional, speaks English and has an assistant. With this man you don't need a fish finder because he is the fish finder.

Departure Time Price Availability Please Bring:
6:45 A.M. $250 USD - 25 feet boat (for 1 to 4 people).
Every day. A sandwich, sun block, wear sunglasses, a hat or cap and a camera!


Bird watching in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo

Ask me about the trip to the Barra de Potosi Lagoon it is a great place to visit if you want to learn about the flora and fauna of the region, it is also a great place for bird watching!!!

    "Birds of Barra de Potosi"

  • cormorant

  • Roseate Spoonbill

    Espatula Rosada.
  • great white egret

    Garza Blanca.
  • blue heron

    Garza Gris.
  • Tricolored Heron

    Garza de tres colores.
  • Brown pelican

    Pelicano Cafe.

Ixtapa Zihuatanejo

Following are just a few of the guide services that we provide- you are only limited by your imagination!  Some tours include lunch/drinks and ALL tour fees are negotiated up front with no surprise endings.

  • Ground Transportation; airport, hotel, condo- in our new 14 capacity air-conditioned van. No transport too small.

  • Fishing Trips; from Sail Fish to smaller half day trips for Maui-Maui and Jack Tuna.

  • Country Side Exploration-(tailored to hiking ability) of archeological ruins and excavation site (Museum as requested).

  • Day Trips to Beautiful IXTAPA ISLAND- sand, surf, snorkeling or just a lazy afternoon in the sun with a frosty cocktail and guacamole.

  • baby sea turtleSea Turtle Release Program- Evening drive through lush countryside to assist handlers with unearthing the turtles and releasing them into the sea at dusk.  Leather Back Turtles are a protected species and have specific dates that they are scheduled for release- best to call ahead.

  • City Tours- Great way to start your vacation- get to know the best local restaurants, Cantina’s and  flea markets and get a lay-of-the-land prior to venturing out on your own. Learn about our culture, traditions and local history. Our staff are friendly and proud of their heritage!

  • Horse Back Riding- Beautiful and well-mannered steeds will lead you leisurely down the beach at water’s edge.  A simply breathtaking experience for newlyweds or the entire family.

  • Zip Line Tours- Searching for something with an adrenaline rush?  How about a hike in the Mexican country side with a bird’s eye view of nature as you zip through beautiful jungle-like vegetation and treed canopy.
Design-a-Tour- We love what we do and are proud of our amazing beaches and countryside.  Ask us about our cultures, cuisine, special events and customs!  We are locals and know all the best places to dine and shop. 



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