by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 08:30 (363 days ago) @ Padrino

Greetings to all Fellow Zihuatanejo Lovers. I was searching for information on the current situation in Zihua and found this website. Many thanks to Zihua Rob for sponsorship of the forum. I just wish the circumstances were not so dire. Reading all this breaks my heart. Zihuatanejo is my favorite place on the planet! I visited three times in 2019.

I had my round trip airline ticket from Tijuana direct to Zihua for spring break in late March. The week before was when they closed the border between San Diego and Tijuana to "non-essential travel." Volaris' website was completely swamped and I could not reschedule my flight. I sadly contacted my absolute favorite hotel in Zihua, Bungalows La Madera, and had to cancel my reservation. (Realistically, I could have snuck into Tijuana and then made my way to the airport but I was really frightened that I might lose my SENTRI pass if I got caught, especially on my way back into San Diego.)

My sincere hope is that travel will be up and running by September. The last time I checked, Volaris was still offering direct flights from Tijuana to Zihua in September.

Stay safe, everyone! Here are best wishes for an effective treatment and vaccine to be developed much sooner than later!


Frank Paiano
San Diego, California USA

Thanks, Frank. Your sentiments are much appreciated.

We're living the consequences of an economy 100% dependent upon tourism. A situation not unlike what we lived through in Florida during the oil embargo of the early 70's when tourists stopped travelling to Florida and many towns found themselves searching for alternative industries to provide employment for their population. Something responsible citizens have been suggesting for Zihuatanejo for decades.

Wishing you and yours safety and good health. Hope to see you here soon. Warm saludos.

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