NYTimes - 52 places for a changed world - Zihua #5

by midalake @, Friday, January 14, 2022, 21:33 (429 days ago) @ BL

The NewYork Times outs out a list every year of 52 places to travel to, and this year #5 is Zihuatanejo : )

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If you don't have access to the article, here is the text:

This laid-back beach town — neighbor of Ixtapa, the resort destination on the Pacific Coast — and communities around it have spawned grass-roots environmental projects that travelers can support. The conservation nonprofit Whales of Guerrero has helped train fishermen as whale-watching guides, and Campamento Tortuguero Ayotlcalli offers opportunities to join turtle nest patrols and release hatchlings. The guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela, Rodrigo Sánchez and Gabriela Quintero, are involved with local vegan initiatives; Mr. Sánchez runs his own plant-based restaurant, La Raíz de la Tierra. Check into Playa Viva, 30 miles south. The solar-powered regenerative resort has helped revive the adjoining village of Juluchuca by providing education and employment in conservation, tourism and agriculture. It recently joined a new regional project to protect the watershed of the Juluchuca River, which begins in the mountainous interior where guests can take A.T.V. excursions to explore the headwaters at an off-grid coffee and cacao plantation.
— Elaine Glusac

Well something is wrong! Two days Fishing this week has taken me south of Juluchuca.

The amount of roadside trash piles is just short of BIBLICAL!

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