Where is this magical place?

by Gringo Viejo @, Kansas/Zihuatanejo, Thursday, February 03, 2011, 17:02 (3676 days ago)

An authenic Mexican neighborhood where families gather in the evening with their neighbors and play their version of Bingo. Where kdis play all day with a minimum of toys and laugh and have a good time. Where the ice cream man comes by with his cart twice a day. Where the guy with pan (bread) in the evening in time for dinner and bolillos (rolls) in the morning. Where the roosters crow, the parrots (?) screech and the dogs bark. Where there is a tienda (small store) on every corner; they don't have everything but one within walking distance has what you need even a hardware store. Where there is a market with open air plaza; there is a stall that sells dried beef, one for fish, one for chicken, 3 or 4 for clothes, one with fresh veggies, one with tortillas AND best of all a couple of cafes withe FRESH made tacos, stews, quesedillos with fresh fish or chicken deending on what is available. Where you can watch thru the fence with families who are watching their kids on the school playground. Where you can get a haircut (men or women) for 30 pesos at Luz's beauty salon; manicures and pedicures at similar savings. Where there is a seafood market. Where everyone says Buenas Dias or other appropriate greeting. OH, and so very much more!!! A two new single level house fully equipped for $50 a night or the Hotel Nancy. Where only a few speak English and you won't care. Where the yards are swept clean of trash and leaves every day and the gargage is picked up daily.

Why it's La Noria, home to the fisherman of Zihuatanejo. So easy to get to, just over the lagoon footbridge and then go to the right for a few blocks to the plaza/monument of Lazaro Carenas, turn left and you are there! OR catch a bus from the Cental Market are marked Ixtapa Marina-La Noria=Centro or take a cab for 25 pesos, well maybe 30. Yes, the real Mexico is nearby and you won't regret doing a self guided walking tour.

You're welcome, please leave a light footprint if you go there.


Where is this magical place?

by LadyM in Zihua @, Zihuatanejo, Mexico, Thursday, February 03, 2011, 17:25 (3676 days ago) @ Gringo Viejo

I am happy to say I knew where you were talking about before I got too far into your wonderful assessment. There, I can say with pride, is where I stayed with my parents when I came to Zihuatanejo for almost 25 years. It was as wonderful then as I am sure it is now. I truly love where I live now but I miss the good times of La Noria also.