What a great first time visit to Zihua - Oct 12-25th 2008

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Escrito por janet desde (nb005072.bcsc.gov.bc.ca) el día viernes, 31 de octubre, 2008 a las 17:04:53 horas :

For those of you thinking of visiting Zihua from Canada (we are from Victoria)DO IT! We stayed at the Villa Vera Puerto Mio and it was excellent - remember this is not on the beach but has a great pool and is only a 10 min walk to town and access to beaches.

Service was exceptional at Puerto Mio and prices are very reasonable for the quality of food you get - I recommend the chicken, steak and pork chops on the menu - very plentiful.

Beaches: We loved Las Gatas and made the trip over by boat (35 pesos - return trip) several times, it was like being in the bahamas, but cheaper!

We also visited the church in Petatlan, went to Barra de Potosi for the day and spent a day at Playa Larga (very rough water - not good for swimming but a wonderful walk along the beach and the restaurants/lounge chairs were great. Again, very cheap food ($10 cdn per person) - dont forget to take your own drinks (beer, whatever) they will put them in the fridge and serve you as long as you buy food there.

We werent thrilled with Ixtapa - although there werent many people during our visit (my understanding is that high season starts in Nov) it was too commercial for us.

We did manage to rent a boat one day - through Fernando Sotelo (or contact Antonio at the consierge at the hotel Puerto Mio) and we caught 12 Bonito (small black tuna) and we cooked them up at Las Gatas at Otilia's - see Franco there to make arrangements.

One of our fav adventures was to the Mercado Central to Fonda Irma - Rosa is the owner and makes the best darn Guachinango(Red Snapper) for breakfast - approx 5-8$ per person. Comes with rice and beans and all the tortillas you can eat - she makes a wicked picante sauce to go with. Mmmmm.

Lastly - we did enjoy our thursday nights in Pozole alley. The pozole(clear broth with chicken or pork) and then you add the toppings was only 27 pesos or $2.70 per person and very yummy indeed.

We can't wait to go back next year.

Janet and Chris

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