The Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo (ZIH) International Airport is fairly new to the area. It’s located south of Zihuatanejo along the Pacific coastline. From the airport, it’s about 20 minutes to Ixtapa and even closer to Zihuatanejo.
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Immigration & Customs
When you land, you’ll see signs for the immigration line. When it’s your turn, you’ll approach the desk and the officer will ask for your passport. He/she may ask you why you’re visiting, how long you will stay and what your plans are. Regarding customs, your flight attendant will typically give you customs paper work to fill out on the plane. After you’ve been through the immigration desk at the airport and you’ve picked up your luggage from baggage claim, you’ll go to customs, where officers will possibly check your bags.
Getting to Your Hotel
The Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport has a ground transportation service customer service desk in the departures area. They offer shuttle and private transportation services.
Getting Around Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo
It's pretty easy to get around Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo as you'll have plenty of access to buses, taxis and rental cars. The ‘Correa’ bus route is a great way to get around as it runs from 5:30am to 9:30pm and only costs $4 pesos, per 10 minutes. If you'd rather take a cab, they are quite plentiful in the area, but be sure to agree on the fare before getting in. You can even book a taxi in advance by calling Radio Taxi UTAAZ (554-33-11). If you plan to rent a car, be sure to rent from a reputable company like Avis or Hertz at the airport, so you know the car will be in good shape and avoid being pulled over by the police.