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Events - Visit Ixtapa

Amazing Festivals All Year Long

No matter what time of year you visit Ixtapa, Cala de Mar Resort & Spa offers effortless access to the most popular festivals, seasonal events and holiday celebrations in Ixtapa. Please view our event calendar to find out what’s on during your visit.  

Set of yachts riding in the blue sea near Cala de Mar Resort
Zihuatanejo Sailfest


The annual Zihuatanejo Sailfest – a six-day festival held the first week of every February combines fun, games and beach activities.

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Guitarist playing at International Guitar Festival, Cala de Mar
International Guitar Festival


The Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival is an international world class event that brings first rate musicians and appreciative audiences from across the globe.

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A man surfing against the tide waves near Cala de Mar Resort
Mexi Log Fest


Surf invitational, music festival, and a chance to educate locals and visitors alike about La Saladita’s sustainable initiatives. Seven days of logging competition, yoga, sound baths, kids surf clinics, fresh delicious food, surf films, tropical live music and more.

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Logo of Swordfish International Fishing Tournament, Cala de Mar
Swordfish International Fishing Tournament


Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, considered one of the three best destinations worldwide for sport fishing by the Saltwater Sportsman magazine, receives more than 200 national and international competitors for its emblematic Swordfish International Fishing Tournament.

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Triathlon event happening at the beach area, Cala de Mar Resort
Triathlon Challenge Ixtapa Zihuatanejo


This course features a swim in the waters off the blue-flag-certified beach “El Palmar,” a bike leg from Ixtapa to Zihuatanejo across the hill and a flat-course race on the beautiful roads of Ixtapa.

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A man surfing against the tide waves near Cala de Mar Resort
Surf Open League Ixtapa


For more information contact your Personal Assistant.

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A jet ski rider performing in the sea near Cala de Mar Resort
IFWA Freeride World Championship


El​ ​Palmar​ ​beach​ ​in​ ​Ixtapa​ ​Zihuatanejo​ ​will​ ​receive​ ​the​ ​best freeride​ ​athletes​ ​in​ ​the​ ​world. Monster​ ​Energy​ ​Freeride​ ​Series​​ ​is​ ​​ ​a competition​ ​that​ ​integrates​ ​20​ ​representatives​ ​from​ ​10​ ​countries​ ​as​ ​Japan,​ ​France,​ ​the United​ ​States,​ ​Australia​ ​and​ ​Mexico,​ ​who​ ​will​ ​face​ ​each​ ​other​ ​to​ ​conquer​ ​this​ ​challenge.

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Poster of Rucco Surfer Reunion, Cala de Mar Resort
Rucco Surfer Reunion


Watch world-class surfers compete on the waves off the beach of Playa Linda.

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Fireworks event happening in the night at Cala de Mar Resort
Fireworks Gala

December 31st

Grab a blanket, some champagne and food and ring in the New Year with a dazzling fireworks show over the beaches of Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo.

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