Villa Puesta del Sol is located on a 12½ miles (18-kilometer) long beach fronting the Pacific Ocean appropriately named Playa Blanca in the municipality of Zihuatanejo in the state of Guerrero Mexico. It is accessible by coastal road, Carretera Nacional 200, as well as a 5 minute drive from the Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa international airport.
The beach is so long that about half of its southern end is known as Playa Blanca, the extreme north is called Playa Larga and at the extreme southern end there is a large lagoon and small fishing village called La Barra de Potosí where many “enramadas” (thatched roof beach restaurant), serve a variety of fresh seafood daily. There are also boat and kayak tours of the lagoon available as well as horseback riding tours. If you would like to go fishing or diving, charters and tours are available in Zihuatanejo.
Zihuatanejo, once a small fishing village, is now a thriving community with many restaurants, shops, markets, hotels, and small guest lodgings as well as banks, hospitals, schools and other services found in most communities. Ixtapa, located about 7 kilometres (4¼ miles) from Zihuatanejo, is a modern government-planned resort community with generally more luxurious restaurants, discotheques, shops and boutiques as well as high-rise condominiums and hotels, 2 golf courses, and a marina.