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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Friday, October 11, 2019, 11:46 (32 days ago)

We've been surprised to already see some snowbirds arriving. I don't think the local government has gotten the town ready for them yet, but I can say that things are getting done. Details are being attended to that we hope will make everyone's visit more pleasant, and hopefully they will be able to rest and relax and enjoy a worry-free vacation wherever they stay. But please bear with us while potholes get filled, landslides get cleaned up, new coats of paint get applied and folks get a chance to spruce up a bit after the rainy season, which is mostly over after the middle of this month though we could still get a surprise.

The sea turtles are still arriving to deposit their eggs, and the Marinos are patrolling the beaches to move them to a special pen where they can hopefully incubate safely until they hatch and are released.
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The mini-pier behind the offices of the Capitanía del Puerto are filling in for charter fishing trips while the municipal pier is being rebuilt.
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by DGPMich @, Friday, October 11, 2019, 12:02 (32 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

We are daily trying to find good prices to make our trip down for the umpteenth time. However flights from the Midwest are really restricted. Minneapolis no longer flies non-stop! Chicago has limited flights as well. We were hoping that the return of Cruise Ships would wake up the Tourist People to again put Zihu/Ixta back on the map! We will continue to endeavor to be there this winter! Keep the place safe and friendly and hopefully we will be there to see paradise again this year!!!!!

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by Timole, Saturday, October 12, 2019, 07:47 (31 days ago) @ DGPMich

Suncountry flies nonstop from MSP

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by Paulf @, Mount Sterling, Ky 40353, Saturday, October 12, 2019, 08:32 (31 days ago) @ DGPMich

United offers nonstop r/t during Season on Saturdays. There is a discount Mexican red-eye flight from O'Hare with a long lay over in MC. The price difference between the non stop and change in Houston plus coming back through Houston makes the Non stop the best option. We have been using the non stop since United started it.
There is a discount flight from Midway to Morelia, but you have the 5 hr bus ride.

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by Casa Juan @, Friday, October 11, 2019, 16:28 (32 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Maybe the mini pier could get a little dress up, a new coat of paint etc to make it a little more a:blush: ttractive while everyone waits for the new pier to be completed? I would volunteer to paint a bit in about two weeks if I know who to talk to.:-)

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by Bonnie @, wherever you go, there you are..., Friday, October 11, 2019, 17:41 (32 days ago) @ Casa Juan

:megusta: :bravo:

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Friday, October 11, 2019, 19:06 (32 days ago) @ Casa Juan

Maybe the mini pier could get a little dress up, a new coat of paint etc to make it a little more a:blush: ttractive while everyone waits for the new pier to be completed? I would volunteer to paint a bit in about two weeks if I know who to talk to.:-)

Whaddaya mean? It IS dressed up! You should've seen it before the old pier was declared unsafe four years ago. Here it is when it was all spruced up the first time four years ago. You can hardly tell the difference from now. Before THAT it didn't even have railings.

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by midalake @, Friday, October 11, 2019, 19:32 (32 days ago) @ Casa Juan

Maybe the mini pier could get a little dress up, a new coat of paint etc to make it a little more a:blush: ttractive while everyone waits for the new pier to be completed? I would volunteer to paint a bit in about two weeks if I know who to talk to.:-)

I was on that pier twice in August. If you paint it, the weight of the paint might send it to the bottom.

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by Sandy feet, Seattle, Friday, October 11, 2019, 18:03 (32 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Goodness that looks terrible!
I agree with Casa Juan.
Fresh paint with some simple murals would be nice and easily done.

Come on Zihuatanejo officials show some pride for your town.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Friday, October 11, 2019, 18:35 (32 days ago) @ Sandy feet

Goodness that looks terrible!
I agree with Casa Juan.
Fresh paint with some simple murals would be nice and easily done.

Come on Zihuatanejo officials show some pride for your town.

Paint won't get rid of the vagrants who sleep there or the drunks who piss there. Most tourists get picked up from the beach while the pier is under construction. This little pier is never going to be a place where you "civilized" folks will want to go. Sorry. But that's the truth. Paint or not. It will always smell like urine and the entire thing will soon be falling into the ocean. That's just the way it is.

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by elkshead, Colockum WA. 98828, Saturday, October 12, 2019, 13:11 (31 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

It worked for us before. Looks good to us!!