Blessed with an ideal location along the warm Pacific coast, tourism in the city of Zihuatanejo and its nearby beach resort Ixtapa are heavily centered on calm, azure waters. Sport fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming with dolphins, and lounging on white sand beaches, like La Playa Municipal, are among their many water-friendly activities. Take a sightseeing cruise, or travel to the beautiful Isla Ixtapa for an afternoon beach picnic. Ixtapa and Zihuantanejo is also a thriving modern town. Stop by Zihablue for an exciting night of drinks and dancing. Of course, before its development and before a single conquistador set foot here, the land was occupied by a number of indigenous people. The rich and vibrant history of these people is honored at local museums, including the Museo de Arqueologia de la Costa Grande.