Moon Ixtapa & Zihuatanejo
By Bruce Whipperman
First Edition, May 2012
Price: $17.99 USD
Price: $9.99 USD
With his name on guides to Oaxaca, Puerto Vallarta, Guadalajara, and Pacific Mexico, Bruce Whipperman is a verifiable expert on making the most of a trip in Mexico—from relaxing on pristine, palm-shaded beaches to dancing until dawn at local clubs. In this guide to Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo, Whipperman draws on his extensive knowledge of these getaway destinations to provide one-of-a-kind travel strategies and in-depth coverage of the many activities available to visitors. Complete with information on cliff-diving shows, handicraft markets, and first-class scuba diving locations, Moon Ixtapa & Zihuatanejo gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
What’s inside Moon Ixtapa & Zihuantanejo
Enjoy the very best of Ixtapa & Zihuatanejo with these itineraries:
- The Best of Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo
- Best Beaches
- Catch a Wave
- The Best of Acapulco and Guerrero Uncountry
- Treasures of Old Mexico
Explore what Ixtapa & Zihuatanejo has to offer.
Recommendations for the top sights, recreation, entertainment, hotels, and food in:
- Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo including South of Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo and North of Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo
- The Costa Grande and Acapulco
- Guerrero Upcountry including Chilpancingo, River Country, Handicrafts Country, Iguala, and Taxco
- The Costa Chica including The Road to Ometepec, Ometepec and Vicinity, Pinotepa Nacional and Vicinity
Resources include a Spanish Phrasebook
In the early 1980s, the lure of travel drew Bruce Whipperman away from a 20-year career of teaching physics. The occasion was a trip to Kenya, which included a total solar eclipse and a safari. He hasn’t stopped traveling since.
With his family grown, he has been free to let the world’s wild, beautiful corners draw him onward: the ice-clawed Karakoram, the Gobi Desert’s trellised oases, Rajasthan’s pink palaces, Japan’s green wine country, Bali’s emerald terraces, and Oaxaca’s vibrant marketplaces.
Bruce has always pursued his travel career for the fun of it. He started with slide shows and photo gifts for friends. Others wanted his photos, so he began selling them. Once, stranded in Ethiopia, he began to write. A dozen years later, after scores of magazine and newspaper feature stories, Moon Pacific Mexico became his first book, and Moon Handbooks to Oaxaca, Puerto Vallarta, Guadalajara, and Ixtapa & Zihuatanejo followed.
For Bruce, travel writing heightens his awareness of the places he visits and helps him focus his own travel experiences. He’ll always remember what a Nepali Sherpa once said: Many people come, looking, looking; few people come, see.