We are planning to visit this area sometime in January for six to eight nights. No kids :-) We're looking for beach time, stand-up paddle-boarding, snorkeling, strolling through town, non-fancy foods, and sunsets. We are hoping to be without a car - relying on bus/taxi if anything is too far to walk.
Which is a better base: Ixtapa or Zihu? From what I am seeing Ixtapa seems more like Waikiki or Miami Beach; Zihu seems somewhat quieter and more laid back. Any thoughts or factors?
We are not fancy resort people (nor do we have that budget). That said, we do want to be on, or a very short walk from, a decent beach. We prefer daily 'maid' service. Our budget is pretty flexible. Going over $200 night is possible if it gets us something particularly special; think private infinity pool :-)
Any suggestions on hotels in whichever of the locations you would be pointing us towards would be much appreciated. THANKS