What are the Ixtapa Partime Residents feeling

by Canada1 @, Tuesday, January 02, 2018, 20:43 (18 days ago) @ Eli
edited by Canada1, Tuesday, January 02, 2018, 21:14

I am a 6 months a year resident in Zihua ..American.. Single woman. I am perfectly comfortable here and have been for over 10 yrs. Coco street shooting was 1 1/2 blocks from me, OXXO shooting last year 2 blocks from me. I don,t go out by myself after 9 am, except to my Mexican family,s house and they walk or drive me home. My neighborhood is mostly residential, quiet, nice. I go where it is well lit at night. To me Ixtapa is touristy, fake. Bad people are more likely to be where the rich tourists are.

No one has mentioined how honest Mexicans are. My first year here I left my hat at a cafe. A week later walking by, they yelled at me and gave me my hat. They had been watching for me for a week, Oncein the crowded, busy central market I dropped a 50 peso note..a man caught up with me and handed it to me.

I bet I could do an experiment and "accidently" drop a 50 peso note every week almost anywhere where regular, local people are and it would be returned.

People get shot everywhere in the world..be home by ten, don,t get drumk, don,t do drugs, make friends with good people.. I find the people here loving and kind and go out of their way to help. Much more than in the USA.

I agree, ixtapa is touristy...BUT ixtapa is not only for rich tourists...locals live there, we have a condo in ixtapa and are neither rich nor fake.


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