NYT in Zihuatanejo
NYT and its Travel section recently
visited the enchanting town of Zihuatanejo
in an article entitled "Dreamy
Days on Mexican Sands".
The author, Megan Harlan, compares this
jewel of the Mexican Riviera to other
more famous resorts like Acapulco, Mazatlán
and Puerto Vallarta, praising "Zihua´s
authentic small-town charm".
Harlan, a writer and poet from San Francisco,
writes about Zihuatanejo´s unique natural
gifts -- "sheltered, diamond-shaped
bay... fringed by creamy beaches"
with "red foothills of the Sierra
Madre, leafy with coconut palms and
mango trees" and "by night...
little lights from the adobe buildings
studding the hills and the sailboats
bobbing on the water".
La Ropa, "Zihuatanejo´s most stunning
beach" is described by her as a
"half-mile crescent of powdery
sand snugly bookended by glistening
cliffs [where] restaurant tables spill
onto the sand, inviting quick dips in
the warm ocean waters between refreshments".
Zihua, she recounts, also appeals to
the "city people" inside her
because of the "good selection
of restaurants and shops". The
fresh ingredients of the restaurant
menus, a delight just like the shopping
for local quality artwork.
Harlan enjoys and portrays a fascinating
World of palapas, brilliant blue days,
large black-winged gulls, dachshund-size
iguanas posing motionless on a branch,
coral reef lagoon with feathery turquoise,
iridescent violet and tiger-striped
fish, sunset streaked water...