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La Quinta Troppo

Zihuatanejo, Mexico

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Hotel Report

Why Stay At La Quinta Troppo

Intimate nine-room bayside boutique hotel with authentic regional touches in Zihuatanejo pays careful attention to detail, from a welcome margarita upon your arrival to morning delivery of locally grown organic coffee.

The Scoop

Intimate getaway takes on new meaning at La Quinta Troppo, a scenic hillside retreat in southwest Mexico with stunning views of Zihuatanejo Bay. Founded in 1999, this quaint hotel has been drawing a steady crowd to its nine open-air rooms, each of which features a private balcony with crocheted hammock. Local architect Enrique Zozaya sourced regional materials for the hotel's design, from bamboo and river-stone walls to traditional palapa-thatched roofs. Start your day with a delicious breakfast of huevos rancheros at the hotel restaurant (located on the lower level terrace) before heading to the popular beach Playa Ropa, a short walk downhill.

Insider Tips

Hotel owner and former Zihuatanejo tourism director Lee Kraft is happy to help guests plan activities. One of his favorites: travel 10 miles southeast by car and spend the day on an eight-mile stretch of deserted beach along Playa Larga and Playa Blanca, where sightings of pelicans and dolphins are commonplace.

Unlike most small towns in Mexico, Zihuatanejo has no true zocalo, or town square. Instead, a basketball court along the one-third-mile Paseo del Pescador (Fisherman's Walk) doubles as the heart of this fishing village. Next to the court is the Casa de la Cultura, which hosts art shows and musical performances.

Preferred Airport

Arrive at Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport (ZIH) which is approximately 9 miles from the hotel. Anticipate about 20 minutes of travel time.

Playa La Ropa, Pueblo Agua de Correa, Guerrero, Mexico

Hotel Features

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Property Amenities
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Easy Beach Access
  • Sun Terraces
  • Spa Services
  • Beauty Services
In-Room Amenities
  • Balconies or Terraces
  • Hammocks
  • Flowers
  • Cotton Robes
  • Slippers
  • Personal Gift
  • Air Conditioning (most)
  • Ceiling Fans
  • En-Suite Bathrooms
Dining & Nightlife
  • Restaurant
  • Open-Air Dining
  • Bar
  • Honor Bar
  • In-Room Coffee Service
  • In-Room Dining
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Rates Include:
  • Max occupancy in all rooms is 2 adults
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Daily continental breakfast
  • Farewell gift
  • Complimentary airport transfers with minimum 4-night stay
Hotel Report From the editors of: Travel+Leisure

Why We Love Zihuatanejo

Grab your camera to capture the old-style charm of this tiny fishing village with its tejabanes, or traditional wooden shops with terra-cotta roofing tiles. The streets and sidewalks, composed of stamped, colored cement, invoke the feel of the original terra-cotta stones.

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Best Day Trip: Macaws and iguanas are among the colorful residents of El Refugio de Potosi, an ecological preserve 15 miles south of the Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo area. When visiting this tropical refuge, take in a panoramic view of the Pacific, lagoons, and jungle from the observation deck of a 50-foot tower. Once back at ground level, see the raccoon-like coatimundi.
Lote 74, Colonia Playa Blanca, Zihuatanejo.
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Admission $5.

Where to Eat: Dine under the stars at top-rated Kau-Kan Restaurant, overlooking the bay and town. House specials and seafood entrées, from mahimahi and red snapper to stingray and octopus, reflect the town's 500-year fishing heritage. Located close to downtown on Camino Escenica a Playa La Ropa.
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Dinner for two $25.
Open for lunch during peak season.

Where to Drink: A candlelit bar, sand floor, and canopied sofas impart a Mediterranean-style ambience at Zihablue, a local favorite for margaritas and dancing.
Carretera Escenica La Ropa s/n, next to the Kau-Kan Restaurant.
Drinks for two $10.
Open November through May.

Where to Shop: In contrast to the nearby government-planned tourist hot spot of Ixtapa, downtown Zihuatanejo retains its traditional charm. Family-operated shops at the waterfront La Casa Marina, in downtown Zihuatanejo, include La Zapoteca, where travelers can find handcrafted rugs and hammocks.
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Outdoor Excursion: Trophy-size marlin, yellowfin tuna, and dorado lure sportfishing enthusiasts to Zihuatanejo's warm waters year-round. Gitana Sport Fishing provides seven-hour charter services, which include the cost of tackle, bait, licenses, and refreshments. Depart from the municipal pier at the end of Paseo del Pescador in downtown Zihuatanejo.
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From $250.

Be charmed by authentic small-town Mexico.

Be charmed by authentic small-town Mexico.

Why Go Now

March 3-10, 2013
Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival
This weeklong event attracts top guitarists from around the world.
Multiple venues.

April 18-20, 2013
Food & Wine Festival
Watch the sun set from your beach chair on Playa Ropa as you sample 32 dishes from coastal Mexico at the Grand Tasting Event. Watch cooking demonstrations, sample wines and chocolates, and join in a street-food party during the three-day festivities in Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo.
Multiple venues.

May 3-5, 2013
30th Annual Zihuatanejo International Sailfish Tournament
Pit your skills against the best sportfishermen in the world at this catch-and-release competition for the largest sailfish. Prizes also awarded for largest marlin and dorado. Zihuatanejo Pier.

La Quinta Troppo

Zihuatanejo, Mexico

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