Special Events in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico for January 2017

January is a wonderful time to kick back and relax on the beautiful beaches of Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo. It starts to get cold up north, so visitors from Canada and the United States arrive for vacations or to pass the winter. It’s a small resort town. It’s easy to make friends. And, those friends come back every year.

Whether tourist or resident, kick back and enjoy this wonderful time of the year!


Thursdays & Saturdays, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., MUSIC, ART, FOOD & DANCE in Ixtapa: Ixtapa ROCKS! Join us every weekend for a cultural festival full of art, music, food and entertainment. Activities take place at the kiosk in front of Nueva Zelanda Restaurant in Ixtapa.

Every Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. ECO TIANGUIS ORGANIC FOOD MARKET, PRODUCTS, & ENTERTAINMENT, across from the museum in Zihuatanejo:  It’s a local meeting spot! Enjoy organic food; buy fresh vegetables, honey, and ecological products. Sing, dance, and enjoy life by the ocean. Read: Eco Tianguis Sanka Beachfront Market in Zihuatanejo Offers Organic Foods, Art, and Entertainment

Sunday, January 1, AÑO NUEVO (NEW YEAR’S DAY):  We wish everyone a happy and prosperous New Year! Most people in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo spend New Year’s Day on the beach!

Friday, January 6, DÍA DE LOS REYES MAGOS (THREE KINGS DAY): Three Kings Day is a Christmas Holiday that is celebrated in Mexico and in Spain. In Spanish countries, the children receive their gifts on Three Kings Day rather than Christmas. “Three Kings Day” is celebrated with festive lights in the streets, Nativity scenes and holiday songs. There is also a joyful parade called the “Cabalgata de los Reyes Magos,” to symbolize the arrival of the kings.  To learn more about this Mexican tradition, read: Rather than Santa Mexican Children Celebrate Arrival of the Three Kings and Camels On January 6th

Saturday, January 14, Zihuatanejo Sharkfest Swim in Troncones Beach:  This not-to-be-missed tropical adventure will take place in beautiful Troncones, just 20 minutes from Zihuatanejo. The event will be an untimed, non-competitive affair where everyone swims together as a group. The swim will start in the sleepy village of Majahua, go out around Point Majahua, and then finish in front of Hotel Hacienda Eden in Manzanillo Bay.  For more information, go to: zihuatanejo-sharkfest-swim-majahua-splash.

See the video from last year’s event.

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