Zihuatanejo, Mexico


Zihuatanejo is a small town on the Pacific coast. Owing to its beautiful bay and pleasant beaches, it has emerged as a modest tourist destination in recent years. A few miles north are the mega resorts of Ixtapa, best avoided by the discerning traveler. Recommended activities include swimming in the ocean, drinking sweet coconuts, walks on the beach, sipping pina coladas, admiring tropical sunsets, sampling fresh sea food just off the crashing waves, watching birds and crocs in a little reserve off the beach, and reading in a hammock strung across coconut palms. Most visitors report a curious time warp phenomenon—however long they stay, it never seems long enough!

Playa La Ropa (more)

Tropical sunset

Dusk (more)

Crocodile


Macaw (1, 2)

$4 each


Visitor

Visitor

Coconut palms

Coconuts

Boats on the horizon

Looking for gigs


Noni, a local fruit


Beach soccer (more)


Sunbathers


Sunset

Playa La Ropa

Sunset

Sunset (more)

Catamaran party

Cormorant

Egret

Local bird (name?)

Morning on the beach

A little carnival

Painted face

Mural in a restaurant

Mangoes galore

 



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