|A few years ago Mexico completed a highway that runs from Zihuatanejo clear to Mexico City which has steadily opened up beach holidays to many folks from the interior. The holiday time during and between Christmas and New Years makes Zihuatanejo a prime destination.
Town is full of Mexican touristas. They arrive in these huge luxury buses and descend upon town and beaches in mass. Large multi generational families toting large coolers and picnic baskets is frequently a complaint of local beach restaurants but today at Ixtapa Island we saw little of that. The beaches were full the mood was festive, but we were not prepared for the long lines to
board the “pangas” to the island as they only take 10 passengers at a time, but were boarding from 3 sides of the pier so it went surprisingly quick. I was surprised the Senor didn’t want to “bag out” as soon as he saw the lines, but seemed to be blessed with a touch of patience today. T get to the island we take a 10 peso bus ride to Playa Linda and then take the Pang a to the Island. Upon our arrival at Playa Linda the Mexican pole
dancers were just starting their act, but since we have watched them before I didn’t get to see more than the very beginning. They dance on top of this pole and hang from ropes and spin around and are truly fascinating.
|Once on the island we settled in at Paradisio Escondido where the owner Juan and his wife have become friends. The senor had the fish soup and I had a Fish relleno and we were both delighted with our choices. Our
day is full of swimming, visiting, eating and drinking and a visit from the shell fish boat that
stops there daily. Oh I might add a little silver shopping. I’m sporting a new ring and a pair of earrings. signing off KO