We're going in a few weeks with our girls ages 19, 17, 14 and 10. We didn't do the A.I. partly because we want to feel free to explore and try things... I want to spend a few days hanging around the pool and doing the touristy thing, but we're also doing a sail/snorkeling thing one day. Other than that nothing is planned yet, I really want to get out and see people and culture though, not just the hotel zone. Since all my kids had three-five years of Spanish I was hoping they will try using it a bit, and see another culture as well. We do not travel much and this will be my kids' first time in Mexico.
It sounds like taking the bus into Zihuatanejo and exploring is fairly easy?
What do I need to make my kids aware of in terms of cultural behavior and/or safety? I wasn't planning on turning them loose, but perhaps letting the older two or three go on short errands during the day? Will they be offered alcohol? Is the drinking age 18?
Any other suggestions for a family with teenage girls?
I read somewhere there is a path that leads from the hotel zone to a natural area inland? Are there places to rent bikes?