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Shops and handcrafts in Zihuatanejo-Ixtapa

For more complete listings of local shops and businesses with websites and/or e-mail addresses please see the respective directories for Zihuatanejo, Ixtapa and Troncones.

Shops, Specialty Stores & Boutiques

 Abel & Julia - Fine sterling silver from Taxco. They have a very extensive selection of some of the most beautiful designs. They will also custom design jewelry to your specifications. Find their large store on Calle Nicolás Bravo #9 in Zihuatanejo. They also have a store located across from the Cinema Paraíso movie theater on Calle Cuauhtémoc.

 Alberto's - A fine jewelry shop specializing in .925 silver and 14k gold. They also do custom design work. With two stores on Calle Cuauhtémoc at #12 & #15 in the second block from the town plaza. Tel. 554-2161.

  Arte Mexicano Nopal y La Casa de Tierra - Two stores, the first located at Avenida Cinco de Mayo #56 a half block inland past the church across from the Artisans Market, and the second on Avenida Colegio Heróico Militar #120 across the street from the offices of Migración, both in Zihuatanejo. Specializing in handcrafted Mexican furniture and artistic decorations for the home as well as interesting gifts. Very exotic and unique selection of fine Mexican artisanry! Tel. 554-7530 & 554-6090.

  Café Caracol - Delicious fresh-roasted whole bean and ground coffee from Atoyac, Guerrero. They also sell whole vanilla beans and extract, fresh honey (including agave honey), scented beeswax candles, plain and decorated Mexican shopping bags, and coffee liqueurs. Located in the first block of downtown Zihuatanejo on the corner of Juan N. Álvarez and Vicente Guerrero streets.

  Café Galeana - High quality organically cultivated coffee from the sierra of Zihuatanejo-Ixtapa. Ground and whole bean. Located on Calle Antonio Nava #20 local 1, Zihuatanejo Centro. Cel. 755-120-0525

  Café Zihuatanejo - (formerly Ixtapa Coffee) Exportation quality organically-grown coffee cultivated locally in the Sierra Madre del Sur not far from Ixtapa by Juanita Sánchez and Darío Galeana on their plantation. Be sure to get a kilo or two to take home with you. Find them at Calle Cuauhtémoc #170-B in downtown Zihuatanejo between Calle Ejido and Calle Nava,. E-Mail: cafe_zihuatanejo@hotmail.com ; Tel/Fax: 554-3890; Tel. 554-7277.

  Calli Design - Architecture and interior designs by one of the best architects in the region. Find their home decorations store in Zihuatanejo next to the Instituto Tecnológico de la Costa Grande on the western part of the Zihuatanejo-Ixtapa highway.

  Click Diseños y Acabados - Extensive assortment of lighting fixtures, lamps, and fans for the home or business. Located next to Calli Design on the northwestern part of the Zihuatanejo-to-Ixtapa highway. Tel. 554-8220, FAX 554-5177.

  Fruity Keiko - A gift shop and gallery in downtown Zihuatanejo and in Troncones featuring unique Mexican handcrafts including Talavera ceramics, niche boxes, hand-woven pillows from Chiapas, wrought iron candle holders, hand-dipped candles, designer jewelry, and many one-of-a-kind items. Located at Juan N. Álvarez #22 on the corder of Agustín Ramírez in downtown Zihuatanejo, and at Hacienda Eden in Troncones.

  La Casa Marina - A collection of fine family-run shops under one roof. El Embarcadero specializes in hand-woven indigenous & casual cotton clothing. At La Zapoteca you'll find beautiful handmade rugs and hammocks. Manos has handmade tablecloths, pottery, and ponchos as well as fine silver. Costa Libre offers beautiful sarongs (pareos) and beachwear. El Jumíl has a great collection of handcarved masks and other handcrafts made here in our state of Guerrero. At Cafe Marina you'll find great pizza as well as other delicious dishes, ice-cold beer, and Zihuatanejo's biggest collection of used books in English to buy or trade. At El Cafecito you'll find delicious pastries, juices and coffees. All located on the waterfront in town next to the main plaza beside the basketball court in front of the fishermen's area. This family, carrying on a tradition begun by their mother here, also forms our local version of a humane society with their Sociedad Protectora de Animales de Zihuatanejo, A.C. Please help them to continue providing this essential, often thankless, service by buying their T-shirts and other articles with the Society's emblem!!! Tel. 554-2373.

  La Cava - Liquors, wines, beer and ice at affordable prices. Located at Calle Nicolás Bravo #34 on the corner of Calle Vicente Guerrero in downtown Zihuatanejo.

 La Europea - World class selection of fine wines, spirits, cocktail mixes, and beers as well as gourmet condiments and foods, accessories, and gift baskets. Located at Veleros Lote 5 Local 4 in Marina Ixtapa next to the boat ramp. Tel. 553-2717, 553-1757 and 553-1895. E-mail: suc_ixtapa@laeuropea.com.mx

  LUPITA'S BOUTIQUE - Located 2 blocks from the town plaza at Calle Juan N. Alvarez #5 on the corner with Calle Vicente Guerrero (on the first block from the waterfront) in Zihuatanejo; unique boutique specializing in hand-made and hand-embroidered clothing from Guerrero, Chiapas and Oaxaca.

  Mario's Leather - Fine leather articles, from clothing to boots to saddles to backgammon boards and anything else you could ever want made from quality leather. You'll also find silver accessories for your boots, collar tabs, belts, and more! Located in downtown Zihuatanejo on Calle Vicente Guerrero #12. Tel. 554-3684

 Mexhapati Mexican Ceramics - Handmade ceramic decorations including tiling, sinks, and talavera pottery. Made to order. Locations in Troncones and Dolores Hidalgo.

  Mic-Mac - Boutique offering chic and comfortable cool cotton clothing for men and women, including handmade and embroidered traditional Mexican clothing, as well as accessories and handmade crafts. Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Located in Centro Comercial "La Puerta" on Ixtapa Boulevard. Tel. 554-1733

  Siboney - Boutique in Ixtapa selling high quality beachwear and beach accessories for women and men. Specializing in bathing suits, sarongs, shirts, t-shirts, hats, shorts, sunglasses, and sandals.

 Tequila Por Favor - Zihuatanejo's oldest liquor store, open since 1961, offering an amazing variety of tequila as well as other fine spirits, and also featuring Zihuatanejo's finest selection of Cuban and Mexican cigars available in their walk-in humidor. Located on Calle Cuauhtémoc #14 one block from the waterfront in downtown Zihuatanejo as well as in Ixtapa at Centro Comercial "La Puerta".

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Art Galleries

 Arte Nativo - Promoting local artists through exhibitions, classes and workshops. Located on Juan N. Álvarez street in downtown Zihuatanejo near the Mexican Navy base.

 Mezgalería - An art gallery and artists' workshop featuring local and visiting artists that is also a tea-parlor and coffee-house as well as a place to sit and sip fine mezcal. Located in La Madera neighborhood of Zihuatanejo across from the Hotel Irma.

 Zihrena Gallery - A virtual gallery of Mexican art and culture.

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