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

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, January 15, 2022, 08:22 (436 days ago) @ midalake

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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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!

Juluchuca is Petatlán, not Zihuatanejo. ;-)

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