Small Hotels, Bed and Breakfast Inns, Vacation Condos and Apartments in Zihuatanejo, Mexico

Zihuatanejo was once a small fishing village that has now grown into an international tourist destination. But, we’re still small at heart! You can still find several small, “family-owned” properties in the area for you to enjoy.

Catalina Beach Resort (formerly Hotel Catalina) is a landmark on La Ropa Beach in Zihuatanejo. It was the first hotel built on the shoreline and has been in operation for sixty years. Catalina Beach Resort is part of the rich history of Zihuatanejo. It is owned by Mrs. Eva Bergtold, a German immigrant, who has operated the hotel for many of these years.

The hotel is located on two hectares of plush tropical vegetation on a hillside above La Ropa Beach. It has only forty-six rooms. Each room has a magnificent view of the beach and the bay, a large gorgeous terrace with a hammock, chaise lounges, and a cozy sitting center for quiet beachside relaxation, or listening to the beautiful morning songs of the birds. The hotel is surrounded by incredible fauna with tropical birds, butterflies, and wildlife. You can immerse yourself in nature! A golf cart is provided for guests who need assistance traversing the property.

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Catalina Beach Resort, with its plush environment and ocean view, has been host to many national and international artists, movie stars, and writers, including Lauren Hutton, John Wayne, Richard Widmark, Liz Taylor, Mick Jagger, and Grace Jones. All have requested the warmth and gentle privacy that have long been the heart and spirit of Catalina Beach Resort.  Contact:

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Catalina Beach Resort has a wonderful restaurant on-site that provides beachside service for hotel guests, and is open to the public. It has a delightful menu of seafood, traditional Mexican cuisine and international dishes. Click to download the menu: Catalina Beach Resort Restaurant Menu

Solana Boutique Bed and Breakfast is a seven room retreat set amidst lush tropical jungle on the hillside overlooking the beautiful Zihuatanejo bay. Each suite is designed to be your own oasis with a private terrace, open air shower, hammock, and stunning bay views. With soothing natural colors, wood accents, and a sophisticated modern Mexican design, Solana is the perfect place to take a break from the modern world and find the space to breathe again.

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The communal areas are welcoming spaces and include a salt water infinity pool, an open-air palapa (palm roof) area, a sundeck, and plentiful tropical gardens. A bar menu is provided during the evening cocktail hour, and dinner can be arranged with advance notice.

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Accommodation rates range from $90 – $215 USD per night, depending upon room type and season. A full breakfast, daily maid service, and WIFI are complimentary. Children, ages twelve and over, are welcome. If the entire facility is rented by one party, younger children are allowed. For more information, contact:

Costa Grande Real Estate is currently building its new offices on the boardwalk in Zihuatanejo, overlooking the bay. The construction will be complete in October 2014. One-bedroom apartments are available for rent on the second floor.

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 The new office building is currently under construction. Rental apartments will be available for occupancy in October 2014.

Apartments are furnished with an oceanfront view. They have one bedroom and one bathroom, living room, and dining room and are available for $900.00 USD per month. For more information, contact Douglas Hudson at:

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Casa Tucanes is home to the sand sculptor, Mauricio López Moctezuma, and his wife Rosy, who serve as your hosts. They have two very private “villas” (apartments) available for rent for vacations or long-term stays.

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The property is a piece of art!  Located a short walk from La Ropa Beach, Casa Tucanes has beautiful tropical gardens, a pool, and plenty of space for relaxation. Artwork is on display throughout the property.

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There are two villas (apartments) for rent: a one-bedroom and a two-bedroom unit. It’s just like a home! The apartments are furnished with a fully-equipped kitchen, living room, dining area, and terrace. Clean sheets and towels are provided. Rental cost depends on the number of guests and length of stay.  Contact Rosy at:

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