Correct spelling for the "Cal Poolie"?

by blondebrownie, Saturday, June 29, 2019, 17:26 (82 days ago)

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.

Correct spelling for the "Cal Poolie"?

by JACK @, Saturday, June 29, 2019, 18:18 (82 days ago) @ blondebrownie

Could it be Bungalows VEPAO which is next to Casa Maria Gloria

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Hotel Calpulli

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, June 29, 2019, 18:42 (82 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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Hotel Calpulli

by blondebrownie, Saturday, June 29, 2019, 19:25 (82 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Thank you so much. That picture brought back many wonderful memories.

Hotel Calpulli

by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Saturday, June 29, 2019, 19:28 (82 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

SO Bitchen!!! We do still have some of the sea grapes in front of the current The Thompson, and they are getting lusher as the stakes were removed a year ago due to a "dispute." The turtles still love to lay well into the grounds.

Love to hear more about our neighborhood and see you pictures. Thanks!

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, June 29, 2019, 19:58 (82 days ago) @ Talley Ho

SO Bitchen!!! We do still have some of the sea grapes in front of the current The Thompson, and they are getting lusher as the stakes were removed a year ago due to a "dispute." The turtles still love to lay well into the grounds.

Love to hear more about our neighborhood and see you pictures. Thanks!

We should get together for some mojitos and toots. Oh, wait. I don't *sniff* no more. ;-)
:jam:

https://youtu.be/Bz4oBB4E92A

Hotel Calpulli

by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Saturday, June 29, 2019, 21:08 (81 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Let's do it babies!

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by Curly! @, Great Pacific Northwet, Monday, July 01, 2019, 12:32 (80 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Lest we forget the great talent that penned the No No Song, Hoyt Axton.

The Hoyt Axton Show, featuring Ringo.

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Curly!

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by Aunt Chelada, Sunday, June 30, 2019, 08:58 (81 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Better late than never. Some of Southwest's Florida beaches are being required to protect the sea oats and other native vegetation more aggressively then in the past. Case in point, several celebrities homes on Vanderbilt beach now have little or no ocean view from the first level. Many either no longer visits it and some have even sold and moved on.

Hotel Calpulli

by northbay @, Sunday, June 30, 2019, 11:02 (81 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Rob, thanks for the photo and the history. The palm trees are a lovely green. Lately those in front of Villa del Sol have been a sickly yellow. They could afford to take better care.

Yellow Coconuts

by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Sunday, June 30, 2019, 14:06 (81 days ago) @ northbay
edited by Talley Ho, Sunday, June 30, 2019, 16:28

Wish I could remember the details......

In the 1970's and 80's a planthopper carried bacteria wiped out virtually all of the coconut palms in Southern Florida and the east coast of Mexico. In 1985 in Playa del Carmen, all that was left were the trunks without their tops. We were shown pictures from before of the gorgeous trees, and saw the aftermath ourselves. While traveling south along the east coast there were a number of check points specifically looking and asking for coconuts and their products in an attempt to keep the problem from crossing to the West coast.

At the same little beach at Playa del Carmen a year later there were baby cocos planted everywhere. One of the universities had worked on and found a variety that was not affected by the virus. The trees were being produced literally by the millions and being spread everywhere at no cost. They were very easy to spot-yellow coconuts and quite yellow foliage.

All over the coastlines, people were encouraged to plant the new cocos.

So, the coconut trees that are in front of The Thompson/Viceroy/Villa del Sol are the "new" disease resistant ones, they aren't sick or neglected.

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Yellow Coconuts

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Sunday, June 30, 2019, 14:59 (81 days ago) @ Talley Ho

I believe it’s the lack of water that’s causing the yellowing of local palm trees at the moment. Not the disease that also causes them to turn yellow and die. But I could be wrong.

Yellow Coconuts

by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Sunday, June 30, 2019, 15:45 (81 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

I guess I was as clear as mud.

The disease resistant variety has yellow coconuts and quite yellow leaves. If you look closely, you can see there are several different varieties of coconut trees around.

Yellow Coconuts

by Aunt Chelada, Monday, July 01, 2019, 08:50 (80 days ago) @ Talley Ho

Not to be confused with Yellow snow.

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Yellow Coconuts

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, July 01, 2019, 12:24 (80 days ago) @ Talley Ho

I guess I was as clear as mud.

The disease resistant variety has yellow coconuts and quite yellow leaves. If you look closely, you can see there are several different varieties of coconut trees around.

Several varieties of coconuts were introduced along the Costa Grande to try to replace devastated huertas. One variety is a yellow dwarf palm tree with yellow fronds that still produced coconuts. But most palm trees here survived the disease, and many of the old huertas are still thriving. Maybe that short variety is what the Villa del Sol planted. The lethal yellowing is hard to miss. The coconuts drop prematurely and the palm trees' leaves dry up quickly and die. I lived in Florida when it wiped out most coconut palms on both coasts of Florida back in the 70's. Unfortunately it's been humans who have wiped out most of the coconut palms here in Zihuatanejo and Ixtapa. I used to sit atop La Madera and marvel at the beauty of the breeze rippling across all the palm trees that are ALL gone now.

The last street on the left is Vicente Guerrero street. Both of these photos are from the early 70's.
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El Vado - the lagoon crossing between La Madera and town.
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by Curly! @, Great Pacific Northwet, Monday, July 01, 2019, 12:46 (80 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

They paved paradise and put up a parking lot
With a pink hotel, a boutique and a swinging hot spot

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Curly!

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Yellow Coconuts

by jbmass ⌂ @, Mass,.. N.H...Zih., Thursday, July 04, 2019, 08:58 (77 days ago) @ Talley Ho

I hope your right but I don't understand how the trees to the left and right are now starting to turn yellow and some in front of Villa de Silva have hardly any fronds.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Thursday, July 04, 2019, 10:29 (77 days ago) @ jbmass

I hope your right but I don't understand how the trees to the left and right are now starting to turn yellow and some in front of Villa de Silva have hardly any fronds.

My arecas' fronds turn yellow from lack of water, but coconut palms often do so from lack of nitrogen.

What to do when palm fronds yellow