Everyday Life in Zihuatanejo

Even the most ordinary days seem extraordinary to me here partially because of the weather, partially because there is always something to do if you want to, everyone is friendly and helpful, the Mexican people are warm and caring. Everyday is extraordinary in it’s own way, but not necessarily “exciting!”

There are three beaches that I frequent ,

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Playa Las Gatas

Playa Las Gatas you take a water taxi to and I like to swim and snorkel there, Playa La Ropa, is a fifty cent bus ride away and is great for socializing, lunching, listening to music, and going in the water to bob around, but I don’t like to swim there. Too many boats pulling para-sails, jet skiers. Ixtapa Island, where one side of the island is great for just swimming and the Coral Beach side, a short hike over the hill has great snorkeling, but  difficult for me to get out of the waves and surf on the Coral side.  I need someone to haul me out as I don’t have good balance on sand that is shifting fast under my feet.

I love music and just about every night of the week I can find a good music to enjoy. Be it classic rock and roll, blues, balladeers, or classic Mexican music it is here. Most of it is played early in the evening around sunset or just after and most end before 10 Although the typical Mexican music scene might not begin until 10 and last until 4 or later, one club that features fantastic Mexican music caters to the gringos on Monday night and play an early set at 6-10 pm. 

There is fun to be had all around in Zihuatanejo, it helps to check out the local message group, Zihuatanejo Let’s Chat to learn about activities and events and share experiences. The meet and greets on Tuesday evenings at Patty’s on La Ropa are a great opportunity to connect with folks and meet new friends. Even though I am traveling solo this season, I have no problem joining in activities or finding friends to accompany me.  Life is good.  Signing off KO