There is a bus stop/waiting area just before the Marina...where the drivers take their breaks/lunch...then circle into the Marina "round about" area...and then will pass right by your rental place...just wave them down...there are bus stop signs someplaces in Ixtapa/Zihua...but in your area...and most all of Ixtapa, they will pull over if it is safe for them to do it, when you wave them down. In downtown Z it is harder with much more traffic.
The cab home will be $65 pesos as you are beyond the Ixtapa zone...and the Marina zone is the extra 10 pesos.
Keep in mind that school kids will pack your groceries for you at the Comercial Mexicana store...and they do a very good job...better than packers in the USA who earn a wage for mixing my soap with my ice cream!!! These school kids get no wages...just tips for doing this...and it pays for their uniforms to attend school, as well as money to help feed their families...these are NOT rich kids...these are hard working proud kids who were chosen to have this opportunity. Please tip them...and try to talk to them if you have some Spanish. Some are very quiet and shy, but some you can have lots of fun with. And when you start to leave the store, you will be mobbed by kids who want to help you get your things into the cab...these are not the chosen kids...but kids who live around the area, who are starving for tips...but do watch your things...as they are not very careful with glass items, your purse, etc... I sometimes request that the school person inside come out to get me the cab. Really no "getting a cab" as there are bunches of them...but you get the next cab anyway...but that way the school person is with me...and they will keep away the mobs of other kids. After you have selected your wine, etc...you seriously don't want it broken!
I travel with recycle cloth bags, and I have the school person put a glass item in that and then inside the double plastic bags (Mexico plastic bags HAVE to be doubled...or you won't get past the check out counter without breakage!!!)...and that will keep the glass items from hitting each other...and it also keeps other things from getting wet when items sweat. And then when you leave your condo, you can just leave them for the maid...who will love them!! Or dry them...and use them to pack up any breakable souvenirs that you have purchased...for your carry on bag...or your checked luggage.
Have fun shopping...make a list of what you need on the plane coming down...so that the store isn't overwhelming to you. Keep in mind that the Mexican brands are very good...and sometimes better than the USA/Canadian brands...and they much less in price. When you do the bakery...grab a tray and pinchers...select your items...and you must go to the person in the bakery to bag/price your items...and then just keep them in your cart...and pay at the regular check out along with your other items.
Have a great trip...and please write up a trip report!
Edited: 7:52 pm, August 26, 2013