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Escrito por ZihuaRob desde ( el día jueves, 04 de octubre, 2007 a las 20:06:45 horas :

En respuesta a: Re: Pier Plan "A" escrito por judyb desde ( el día jueves, 04 de octubre, 2007 a las 14:21:45 horas :

NO al muelle, a la privatización de la bahía y a los arrecifes artificiales
Sign on my neighbor's wall. ;~)

Hola Judy,

Thanks for posting your concerns and wanting to help us preserve Zihuatanejo's most precious gift: its small but beautiful natural bay.

Currently the city doesn't receive anything from the cruise ships that I'm aware of. The federal government receives the anchorage and passenger fees and that money does not stay in Zihuatanejo and we see no real benefit from it if any. The folks who make out best locally are the tour companies as well as the places they take their tourists such as certain hotels, restaurants and shops that pay a hefty kickback. When a cruise ship or tour agent claims the passengers spend an average of $60 to $70 a day in port, most of that money goes to the tour companies and the cruise lines themselves, the latter who make about as much or more per person per tour package as the land-based local tour agents themselves. The ones who shop independent of the tours tend to only purchase inexpensive souvenirs, while the shoppers on the tours are led to more expensive shops that pay a kickback to the tour operator. So while sales may rise for the souvenir peddlers, for the rest of us business tends not to be very good since not only do the cruise ship passengers not purchase more expensive items but due to their presence our regular tourists tend to stay away from town while they're here, often believing that town will be too crowded or that prices will go up while a ship is in port. So I would argue we lose potential business due to cruise ships.

Here is the contact information I have posted previously for anyone interested in expressing their feelings to local, state and federal officials regarding the project proposed by the Director de Puertos of the Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes (SCT) to build a new cruise ship pier extending into the middle of Zihuatanejo's bay (see a graphical rendering of the possible look of such a pier here) as well as the privatization of parts of the bay.

Please remember to send me a copy of your letter at zihuarob @ (remove the spaces).


Presidente Municipal Lic. Silvano Blanco Deaquino:

TA. Florentino Zavala Clímaco, Dirección de Ecología y Medio Ambiente:

Lic. Salvador Jaimes González, Regiduría de Turismo:

Lic. Guillermo Catalán Martínez, Dirección de Turismo:


C.P. Zeferino Torreblanca Galindo, Gobernador del Estado de Guerrero:

Lic. Ernesto Rodríguez Escalona, Secretaría de Fomento Turístico por el Estado de Guerrero:

Diputado Amador Campos Aburto, Cámara de Diputados del H. Congreso de la Unión (Comisión de Turismo):

Senador Ángel Heladio Aguirre Rivero, Senador de la República (Comisión de Turismo):


Presidente Felipe Calderón Hinojosa, Presidente de la República - contact page in English

SECTUR (Secretaría de Turismo) - contact page for Mexico's Ministry of Tourism

Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes (SCT) - contact page for Mexico's Ministry of Communications and Transportation

Lic. Angel González Rul Alvidrez, Dirección General de Puertos:

Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (SEMARNAT) - contact page for Mexico's Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (scroll to the bottom of the page where it says "Ficha de Atención Ciudadana"; Zihuatanejo is in the "municipio" called José Azueta, and our "Entidad Federativa" is Guerrero)

Spanish is obviously our preferred language but don't be shy about writing in English. In English please try to use simple language without idiomatic expressions or split (2-word) verbs. And please check your spelling so we all look good and so translations are easier. ;~)


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