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We are looking forward to welcoming cruisers to beautiful Zihuatanejo!
Visiting boats usually anchor in the bay in front of the town with all amenities within easy walking distance.. There is a modern marina a short bus ride away in Ixtapa which is ideal if you wish to leave your boat to return home or for some inland exploring.
Ismael and Hilda are located at the entrance to the pier, beside the Tourist Welcome building. They can be called on VHF 65 or by phone and will deliver fuel, water, ice, beer, propane etc. They are a font of local knowledge and help you with local services such as who to call for outboard repairs, diesel engine service, parts etc. Tel: 755 108-9161 Ismael and Hilda are our Amazon Mexico drop-off location. Full address is: Paseo de Pescador, No 1-B, Muelle, Col Centro, Zihuatanejo, Guererro 40880
Dinghy parking and Valet Service: The best landing point is on Playa Principal, just to the right of the pier and before the fishing boats. The waves are generally gentle here and our enterprising 'Dinghy Valets' Jesus and Mateo will be waiting for you. They will assist you ashore as well as helping you launch your dinghy when you return to your boat. Often they will remain on the beach to watch the dinghies - a great service. A minimum tip of 20 pesos in and 20 pesos out is suggested. Please bear in mind that even in Mexico, sometimes things go a bit sideways and our Dinghy valets might miss you just once in a while but they love to see the cruisers and help out as much as they can.
Panga & Water Taxi: Coordinator - Jorge- looks after all the guests boarding for the on-the-water Sailfest events as well as providing taxi service from the pier to your boat by arrangement and during daylight hours only. Jorge speaks English and can be called at: 755-111-0194. His boat is called 'Rumbo Sur' He has a VHF which should be on 22A.
The bay of Zihuatanejo is a beautiful and popular area for watersports of all kinds. Please be especially mindful of others both on, in and around the water when it comes to disposal of waste. Please bag your garbage including food waste, cigarette butts etc and deposit ashore. There are bins on the pier for this purpose. With regard to sanitary waste, you must comply with the legal requrement to use a holding tank and discharge it in accordance with the law. In most cases, tanks can be emptied in open ocean at least 3 miles from the shore.
Anchoring Protocol for Sailfest boats: . …during Sailfest (Feb 11 to 25, 2023) please mark your GPS anchor location and use just that spot. This allows Sunset Cruise boats to easily return to their spot at dusk plus allows the Panga guys to get familiar with where to find the boat. The anchorage will get crowded and it helps immensely if everyone stays in the same place. Ideally anchoring closer to the pier helps us out (rather than across the Bay near Las Gatas)
Morning net - Monday to Saturday 0830 Channel 22A
Showers - available across from Ismael and Hilda's booth at the shore end of the pier…very basic but clean and well managed. Laundromat - There are several laundry services available for drop-off only on La Boquita near Plaza Kioto along the bike path which runs along the canal. Banks: Most banks Scotiabank, Bancomer, Banamex, Santander are all located on Benito Juarez. There is an Intercam on Morelos
Taxis - http://www.zihuatanejo.net/localtransport.html#taxi Buses/ Combi's - generally 12 to 14 pesos around town
Emergency and Medical Services
Hospital/Doctors (just to mention a couple) - - Hospital de Especialidades 544-7628 - Hospital Clinica Maciel 554-22380
Shopping and services
Groceries & Liquor– - Merza on Ejido St, good for your basic staples - Mercado main fruit and vegetable market on Benito Juarez - Mega Soriana is walkable, by taking the footpath along the canal. - Bodega and Sam's Club are on the main highway Diesel fuel & Gasoline- - closest Pemex is on Morales, which is at the top of Cinco de Mayo and to the left. Can be accessed by dinghy a short walk from the head of the Lagoon. (See Ismael & Hilda above for fuel delivery) Parts and repair supplies: AutoZone store is on the main highway. https://www.autozone.com/ Small Marine Store on the main highway Boat bottom cleaning Memo. 555 127 7446