If you want relive your drunken youth, overpay in restaurant and catch some crowded surf, then here's the perfect spot - but there are so many better and cheaper options only a couple of hours away!
The guidebooks have pages dedicated to the large tourist traps up and down Mexico's Pacific Coast, and whilst you will undoubtedly find pristine white sand beaches and crystal clear waters, you will have to share the vistas with countless other visitors. Travel off the beaten track, along the dusty roads of the Michoacan coast and you will discover something else entirely - Maruata.
Zihuatanejo is probably best known for being the paradise where Stephen King's two characters are reunited. Although some locals may tell you differently (and charge accordingly) you will not be visiting anywhere where Morgan Freeman set foot.
Famous for Mexico's foremost Turtle conservation centre, Mazunte is also home to some of Oaxaca's most beautiful beaches. For independent travellers who enjoy a small town vibe, lying back and watching the world go by, this sleepy beach town is a great spot.