Sunwing Commences Direct YWG-ZIH Flight Program

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Winnipeggers can now fly directly to the popular Mexican Pacific coast destination of Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo. The 1st Sunwing flight took off yesterday.

Once a coconut plantation, Ixtapa has become one of Mexico's foremost beach resort destinations. Situated on a large bay, the destination boasts kilometres of sandy beaches dotted with small coves. Water sports and outdoor adventures are plentiful with snorkelling, scuba diving, fishing, zip lining and access to world-class golf courses on offer.

Ixtapa itself is bustling, with a wide selection of restaurants, boutiques and nightlife. For those seeking serenity, the fishing village of Zihuatanejo is a short distance away and embodies old world Mexican style, architecture and hospitality.

"Ixtapa boasts a broad range of water sports and soft adventure activities together with some excellent accommodation options, guaranteeing its popularity amongst our clientele,” says Andrew Dawson, Chief Operating Officer for the Sunwing Travel Group. “The new flight service from Winnipeg provides a convenient, direct connection to this popular vacation destination."

Sunwing Vacations is offering a wide selection of accommodations in Ixtapa. Part of the Sunwing Family Collection and a Smile Resort, the beachfront Azul Ixtapa Resort features rooms with large living spaces and ocean views along with many family-friendly features such as a supervised kids club, a separate kids pool and themed play park.

For a different audience, Azul Ixtapa Grand Resort is part of the tour operator's Luxury Collection.

Other options include the Park Royal, offering a broad range of water sports and daily entertainment programs from its setting on El Palmar Beach. The laidback Fontan Ixtapa Beach Resort boasts a relaxing atmosphere and beachfront setting in a central location close to many of Ixtapa's best shops and restaurants.

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