The once-sleepy town of Zihuatanejo, 149 mi/240 km northwest of Acapulco, has been steadily increasing in popularity each year, and the formerly empty hillsides are now dotted with hotels and homes. The growth went into overdrive once cruise ships started arriving; the city is transformed when a ship is anchored in the harbor. Plans to build a pier and huge terminal have continually been knocked down as residents and business owners worry about the already polluted bay suffering even more. Passe... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide.
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