Mexico’s most unusual festival is set to take place at the sister beach resorts of Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo Dec. 12-15, 2013.
The name of the festival, Zanka Fest, reflects the camaraderie among the residents of the Costa Grande of Mexico’s Guerrero state. The people who live along the coast affectionately call each other “zanka,” which roughly translates as friend or compadre.
Zanka Fest 21013, which will feature everything from DJ parties and art exhibits to a professional surfing competition, will take place in several locations in the resort town of Ixtapa and the picturesque fishing village of Zihuatanejo, which are only four miles apart on Mexico’s Pacific coast.
“Zanka Fest 2013 is an eclectic, one-of-a-kind festival that will be four days of non-stop fun,” said Viceroy Zihuatanejo General Manager Martin Kipping. “Our guests can be part of all the festivities, while enjoying a luxurious and pampered resort buy levitra online without prescription stay, with our special festival package.”
Among the events and activities taking place on La Ropa Beach, where the Viceroy Zihuatanejo is located, are artists painting and exhibiting their works, including such current Mexican urban artists as Saner, Seher One, Itzel Nájera and Mocre; screenings of surf films by Mark Kronemeyer; welcome and nightly parties on the beach, all with DJs and live bands; a three-day surfing competition with 80 national and international athletes; stand-up paddle board (SUP) races in Distance, Elite and Fun categories; and meet-and-greet events with the professional surfers, artists and musicians.
The Viceroy Zihuatanejo Zanka Fest 2013 Package includes:
• Breakfast for two daily
• Passes for two to all Zanka Fest events and activities.
The rate for a Deluxe Room is $443 per night for a two-night package, or $329 per night for stays of three nights or longer.