Special Events and Activities in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo for August 2013

IXTAPA ZIHUATANEJO LISTED AS SAFE FOR TRAVEL BY US STATE DEPARTMENT: The US State Department updated its Travel Warnings for Mexico.  Ixtapa Zihuatanejo is listed as safe for travel.  Read the story:  U.S. State Department Updates Travel Warnings for Mexico – List of Safe Cities | imagine-mexico.com

Saturdays, August 3 and August 10, CPR LIFESAVING COURSE AT THE RED CROSS IN ZIHUATANEJO:  The public is invited to attend this lifesaving course to be held at the Red Cross (CRUZ ROJA) in Zihuatanejo.  Instruction will be held on both Saturdays from 4:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m.  For more information and reservations, call: 554-2009 or 554-9432.

REd Cross Course

Wednesday – Friday, August 7-9, BACKPACK DONATION PROJECT FOR ZIHUATANEJO SCHOOL CHILDREN:  Your donation can make a difference!  Please help our local school children by donating a backpack or school supplies.  Donations will be received:

  • August 7, 9:00 a.m. – 12 Noon at DIF Municipal Office on Calle Agucates, No. 15, Col. Centro in Zihuatanejo
  • August 8, 9:00 a.m. – 12 Noon in the vestibule at City Hall in Zihuatanejo
  • August 9, 9:00 a.m. – 12 Noon in the at Cancha Municipal (Basketball court) in Zihuatanejo

Backpack donation

Continuing through Friday, August 9, PARAISO DE NIÑOS: This summer, kids visiting Ixtapa Zihuatanejo can participate in a variety of fun activities including contests, art lessons, music concerts, theatre, clown shows, films and dance.  A calendar of daily activities is available at the Concierge desk in local hotels or call the Conventions & Visitors Bureau, direct dial from USA or Canada: 011+52+75+553-1270.

Paraiso de Ninos 2

Saturday, August 10, TELEVISA SPORTS (TV) 5K and 10K RUN IXTAPA:  With more than 2,000 participants, this annual event will take place in front of the Barceló Hotel in Ixtapa.  The 10K Run departs at 7:50 a.m. and the 5K Run at 8:05 a.m.  Categories range from Juvenile (15-19 years) to Seniors (60 years +).   Spectators are invited to come out and enjoy the competition.

carrera televisa deportes 2013

Sunday, August 25, FINAL DAY OF REGISTRATION FOR “COOK OF THE YEAR – MEXICO 2013/2014”:   Local chefs get ready for the competition!  The event will take place October 1-2 in Ixtapa.  Recipes of participants are due by August 25.  Participants will include chefs from the states of Guerrero, Michoacán and Morelos.  For more information, visit: www.concursoconcinero.com

Concinero de Ano

ADOPT A PET! Give a pet a home!  Sterilized animals are available for adoption at SPAZ, the Zihuatanejo Humane Society.  Learn more about them, and make a donation at: www.spazihua.org


TOUR ZIHUATANEJO’S STATURES OF WOMEN FROM THE REGIONS OF GUERRERO: This month, take a short walking tour in Zihuatanejo to see the beautiful bronze statutes of women representing the seven regions of the state.  The statues are located along the waterfront promenade and downtown area.  Read about them: Bronze Statutes of Women Represent the Seven Regions of Guerrero | imagine-mexico.com

Centro 2

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Related Articles:

U.S. State Department Updates Travel Warnings for Mexico – List of Safe Cities | imagine-mexico.com

Ixtapa Zihuatanejo Receives Travel Awards for 2013! / New State and Federal Support

Is Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Mexico Safe? | imagine-mexico.com

Escape to Enchanting Ixtapa Zihuatanejo | imagine-mexico.com

Bronze Statutes of Women Represent the Seven Regions of Guerrero | imagine-mexico.com


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