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by Madrina ⌂ @, Wednesday, November 08, 2017, 06:39 (11 days ago) @ ZihuaRx

I've been coming here for 13 years, first as a tourist and now as a small condo owner in the Madera neighbourhood. I'm Canadian and many of the people I know back in BC would never have heard of Zihuatanejo if I hadn't introduced them to it. Some have heard of Ixtapa and always comment on they wouldn't want to go to an all-inclusive experience. If you haven't heard of it, .... you're not looking for it.
Right now I see the primary barriers to tourism here as fear of safety due to the constant bombardment of news of crime in the area, and the reality of the lack of police force, prevalence of cartel activity; the dirty unkempt and UNLIT walkways, streets and waterfront; the lack of organized tourism to easily access nearby beaches, towns or activities (tourists must hire private guides etc.) and insufficient tourism activities to attract a younger crowd. The ocean should be the primary reason to come here, so lets see boats with life jackets, ecotourism activities mainstream.
Yes, there are us who are a committed group of Zihua lovers of a certain age....but to move forward and build an area that will endure, more needs to occur. Plus, honestly the more I travel Mexico, although I love it here and will always commit to returning as long as I can; the prices for hotels and meals elsewhere are much better.


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