Tourism is on the rise in Mexico! According to the Mexican Tourism Promotion Council (CPTM), a record 29.1 million visitors arrived in 2014, an increase of 20.5% over the previous year. In addition, the council reports that the estimated amount of money spent by visitors last year was US $16 billion, a massive increase over annual revenues generated between 2000 and 2012, which fluctuated between $8 billion and just over $13 billion. With these results, Mexico is expected to move from 15th place into 12th place on the list of the world’s most-visited countries.
Where should you go and stay in Mexico? Every year, TripAdvisor.com® recognizes the best travel destinations, hotels, and beaches, based on votes by travelers throughout the world. And once again, the tourist destination of Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico, and hotels in the Ixtapa Zihuatanejo area have won distinction in various travel categories.
TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards for 2015
Top Destinations in Mexico
WOW! Zihuatanejo ranks #4, surpassing many of the larger destinations in Mexico!
- Playa del Carmen
- Puerto Vallarta
- Cabo San Lucas
- Mexico City
- San Miguel de Allende
- Todos Santos
Zihuatanejo Bay. Photo from www.tripadvisor.com
Top 25 Hotels in Mexico
Congratulations to Capella Resort in Ixtapa that moved from #11 in 2014 to #6 among the best in Mexico!
- The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, Punta de Mita
- Las Ventanas al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort, San Jose del Cabo
- The Resort at Pedregal, Cabo San Lucas
- Esperanza – An Auberge Resort, Cabo San Lucas
- Rosewood Mayakoba, Playa del Carmen
- Capella Ixtapa, Ixtapa
Capella Resort in Ixtapa ranks as one of the best in Mexico!
Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Mexcio
Capella Ixtapa, Ixtapa ranks #6
Top 25 Hotels for Romance in Mexico
Capella Ixtapa, Ixtapa again wins distinction and ranks #8. Amuleto Hotel, Zihuatanejo ranks #22.
Top 25 Small Hotels in Mexico
Ixtapa has many large resort hotels. But, Zihuatanejo is known for its smaller, boutique hotels and Bed and Breakfast inns. Many smaller hotels in the area won distinction for 2015.
#1 Amuleto, Zihuatanejo
#13 Hotel Cinco Sentidos, Zihuatanejo
#14 Villa Carolina, Zihuatanejo
#16 Majahua Palms, Troncones
#17 La Quinta Troppo, Zihuatanejo
#22 Tentaciones Hotel & Lounge Pool, Zihuatanejo
Top 25 Hotels for Families in Mexico
Club Med in Ixtapa has a complete program for families and kids. The resort rose in rankings from #11 in 2014 to #4 in 2015.
Top 25 Best Hotels for Service in Mexico
#3 Capella Ixtapa, Ixtapa
#12 Amuleto, Zihuatanejo
#19 Present Moments Retreat, Troncones
It’s time to start planning for your next trip. Make Zihuatanejo your choice!
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