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Chilliwack, Canada
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We usually travel AI and very interested in Zihuatanjo. How does it work with the price of the rooms. As an example, 56.00 per night, now is that also per person. If it is than it is not cheap to go this way. 56.00 x 14 days x2=1568 and that does not include airfare

I did not know where else to go to to find the answer to this.

Thanks in advance,


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1. Re: prices for rooms

Hey there,

Traditionally hotels are priced based on double occupancy and the nightly rate is based on "up to" 2 adults with additional charges for above that.

$56.00 is probably something like Hotel Irma and that is about right for their 'standard' room and yes it is a cost effective stay. Zihuatanejo doesn't have any AI hotels as you would need to move 10 minutes down the road to Ixtapa but will not find any $56.00/night rates for AI properties (even per person).

Simply click on the hotels section here in TA and then check for prices on each properties page and it will take you to a booking site as needed. Easy as that.

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First off, no AI in Zihuatanejo. You have to stay in Ixtapa if you want AI.

As for pricing. When you book the hotel they quote you a price for the number of people that you indicated. That is the price for that number of people.

So if you looked at say the Barcelo (an AI hotel) and the price was listed as "based on double occupancy" and the price was 189 a night, for a seven night stay it would be 1323 for the both of you.


Chilliwack, Canada
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thanks guys for replying so fast. I have been lurking on this site for quite awhile now because we are interested in Zihuatanejo and I realize that there is no AI here I was just curious about the prices of rooms and then figuring out air fare from Vancouver and seeing if it was in the budget. We have been to Huatulco and twice to Bucerius and wanting to try somewhere different. DH is not interested in going to Playa Del Carmen side. We like places and hotels that are authentic Mexican looking and we think Zihuatanejo fits the bill.

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Yup, if it fits your budget, than Zihua is the place for you. Many who've been to the other side generally don't go back once they've been to Zihua. The exception is those who like an AI program and want the Caribbean blue waters.

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There are very decent, clean, secure apartments available in Zihuatanejo for as little as 200 pesos per day (under $20 US) with WiFi , cable & Ac. They include kitchenettes, living dining rooms & separate bedrooms. No pool & about 5 minutes from the beach, PO me if interested

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Chillirobin , We usually stay in very nice clean and modern , specialty lodgings , one large bedroom with outdoor kitches and covered seating areas very near the beach , the higher floors with ocen views . Like one bedroom condos but all owned by one family . We pay around one hundred dollars a night with some seasonal discounts and premiums . Having a fridge and cofeemaker and that sort of thing really adds to the enjoyment and ease of the trip and keeps costs way down . That 56 buck price you saw for somewhere like the Hotel Irma means 28 bucks each , low season . That does leave some budget food and drink that can be equally well priced . Bacardi rum or an equivalent tequila is around ten bucks a bottle as an example . Then there are even better values that Peddlar mentions .

Zihua is such an easy place for non AI stays . There are beach bars and restaurants at almost all beaches and you can spend an hour or two at each beach or all day at one . There are only a few places with minimum spending reqirements or chair rentals and the rest you pay for your seat and shade with some purchasing .

For air only try Alaska Airlines and Westjet . The Canadian wholesalers like Sell Off vacations with the non stop flights primarily want to sell packages but they do have air only options . They will prompt you with dates of travel for packages but not for air only searches . If you have any date flexibility you can use the package searches to find cheaper dates and then type those dates into the air only searches . There will sometimes be one or two great deals on a certain day from your market both for packages and air only , likely fueled by unsold seats . Zihua like Huatulco is a longer flight than the northern Mexican destinations and so more costly but the much warmer weather is worth it in the winter .

If a package offer for Ixtapa appears remember that Ixtapa is more or less a suburb of Zihua and very close to go back and forth . Very cheap AI values in Ixtapa can leave you with some budget to do more exploring if the food quality is part of the reason for the low price .

Edited: 12 October 2013, 15:56
Chilliwack, Canada
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Thanks everyone for your replies. Right now we are just researching Zihuatanejo. I am also partial to Villa Mexicana, very authentic looking. I will take all your ideas into consideration when we are ready to book.


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9. Re: prices for rooms

For Villa Mexicana hotels.com and bestday.com usually have the best rates.

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10. Re: prices for rooms

My wife has been to the Irma and Mexicana - both owned by the same person. The Mexicana is on a nicer beach, further from downtown Zih. Both are very simple, but clean hotels.

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