SHOPPING FOR GROCERIES AND SUPPLIES
If you are planning to cook while staying at La Chuparosa we recommend stopping at the big supermarket “Comercial Mexicana” on your drive in from the airport or when visiting Zihuatanejo (please see our Transportation/Directions page).
Our kitchens are fully stocked with pots, pans, glassware, plates, utensils etc. for your cooking convenience. We do not supply any paper towels or condiments.
Los Llanos, the local town you drive through right off of the highway, has a few smaller stores where you can also purchase groceries and restock. We recommend getting your tortillas fresh in Los Llanos! There is a little shop on the left hand side just as you come into town off of the highway that sells great fresh tortillas. It’s best to buy them earlier in the day.
Returnable beer bottles: Glass beer bottles, that are not twist tops, are returnable at most local stores in Los Llanos. Take your empties back when buying more for a discount.
Present Moment Yoga Center: Take a 15 minute drive to Troncones where you can take classes in vinyasa or restorative yoga, meditation, Qigong, Tai Chi or experience one of their rejuvenating spa treatments.
Surf Lessons: Playa la Saladita has a wonderful area just inside of the main break that’s perfect for those wanting to learn how to surf or improve their surfing skills. You can walk down to Lourdes’ Bar & Grill and surf shop and ask what local teachers might be available, or you can contact Catcha L’Ola, a surfing company based in Ixtapa, and they will come up to Saladita for lessons.
Phone: (+52) (755) 553-1384
Deep Sea Fishing: There are a number of fishing charters in Zihuatanejo and Ixtapa that you can find on the internet to arrange a fishing excursion.
Snorkeling: You can take a boat from the harbor in Ixtapa out to Isla de Ixtapa, a little nearby island with four beaches. Playa Coral is known as a fun place to go snorkeling.
Playa la Saladita
If you’re in the mood to eat out, just a short beach walk away there are several local mexican restaurants on Playa la Saladita. Take a stroll and eat at Illeanet’s, Pacos or Jaquelines. Lourdes’ Bar & Grill is always a great place to grab a bite and a drink and watch the point. They’re also known to blend up some tasty daiquiris.
A quick drive away you can experience authentic local cuisine at The World Famous Chicken Lady’s as well as a string of other rustic local restaurants along the strip in Los Llannos, the local town right before the highway. If you’re concerned about your stomach at these little local eateries, it may be wise not to eat raw vegetables or anything containing mayonnaise.
If you’re in the mood for a little adventure, a 15 minute drive away there are many delicious restaurants in Troncones (please see our Transportation/Directions page).
Here are a few we enjoy…
Roberto’s Bistro is the place to get a good argentinian steak with chimichurri. If you go on a Saturday you’ll be in for some local nightlife fun. They often have a local cover band playing and an open outdoor dance floor awaiting your best moves.
The Inn at Manzanillo Bay is a wonderful Mexican restaurant with an Asian twist and their margaritas will have you relaxing in no time. Their fish tacos with a wasabi mayo never disappoint and the Thai Shrimp tacos are a well loved appetizer.
If you’re in the mood for pizza Cafe del Sol is your place. With their wood burning stove, sandwiches and smoothies it’s a great stop for a lunch or dinner. Keep in mind, they are usually closed from May 1st-November 1st.
Cafe Mexicana serves up tasty Mexican food with many fresh seafood options, and word on the street is their guava margaritas are to die for. They also have live music on some nights.