Hotel Calpulli

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, June 29, 2019, 18:42 (617 days ago) @ blondebrownie

Please help me get the correct spelling for the Resort located on LaRopa Beach. We stayed there approximately around 1985. It was quite an adventure. In order to get more information regarding this "long ago" location, I need help with the correct spelling. The empty space located next to Casa Gloria Maria probably was its location.

Hola y bienvenido.

You are referring to the Calpulli. It was a hotel operated by the Ejido de Zihuatanejo. My father-in-law was one of its long time managers. I spent a lot of time under its teepee back in '74 when I met the girl who would become my wife 15 years later.

Unfortunately it was torn down and the land later acquired by the Villa del Sol, which itself has changed names and owners several times since then.

The Calpulli will forever remain one of Zihuatanejo's favorite historical icons even though it no longer exists. Lots of good people discovered Zihuatanejo as its guests. Unfortunately there is nothing like it left in the region, and I find that a sad commentary on our times.

Here's a photo from around 1975. Notice the growth on the beach that helped protect against erosion. The beach was much healthier back before development became rampant and mass marketing invited uncaring and unaware masses to trample the place. We should have kept Zihuatanejo like this.

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