travel 2015 : Zihuatanejo

14 Jan



Going into the new year there were not many travel plans on the horizon. Well, other than the road trip I am still manifesting/planning from Los Angeles to Seattle with Brian at some point this year. That was until Brian’s parents invited us on a last-minute trip with them to Zihuatanejo, Mexico (a tiny fishing village on Mexico’s Pacific coast) in February. Clearly, we said yes. Brian has never been to Mexico before! I still can’t believe this- between the surf, margaritas & food…Mexico was made for that boy. I on the other hand have been to Mexico, quite a few times. I’ve visited Cabo San Lucas, Cancun, San Miguel de Allende & Zihuatanejo. The last time I was in Zihuatanejo was many years ago and only for a short period of time. Just enough time to fall in love with the idyllic scenery and crash into a row of palm trees while trying to land on the beach after a parasailing adventure. I blame the wind and the fact that I might have pulled the wrong cord- the jury is still out. I guess it’s not fair to say that I went into the trees because that gives the impression I slammed into the trunks. I instead went through, oh I don’t know, maybe six rows of palm fronds. Let me tell you they are not as soft as they look. Not only was it a physically painful experience but it was also one of the most embarrassing moments of my life considering the row of palm trees happened to line the resort I was staying at. I can still hear the screams of the people below as I made my way through the fronds. When I came out the other side and face planted into the white sand, the screams turned to gasps. I imagine they were all surprised that I made it out the other side. I now find this story funny (it’s also great for parties) but it took me a while to get there. I’m definitely hoping for a better Zihuatanejo experience this time around. I will ensure this by keeping my tush firmly planted on the beach with a book, cocktail & my handsome husband.

Have any of you been to this part of Mexico before? I barely left the resort last time I was there so I would love any tips you may have!







13 Responses to “travel 2015 : Zihuatanejo”

  1. Soleil January 14, 2015 at 9:40 am #

    hi Kate > i’ve always wanted to go here as i’ve always heard it’s the most rural/idyllic place in MX on the Pacific side. i’ve been to the Mayan Riviera (Playa, Tulum & everything in between and absolutely love it!). Where do you recommend staying?

    • kate365til January 19, 2015 at 6:11 pm #

      Hi Soleil! I will send you all my Zihuatanejo tips as soon as I am back! I’m DYING to go to Tulum so you must share your tips about going there! xx

  2. mybrightlife January 14, 2015 at 9:44 am #

    Looks amazing. So good to have a little adventure up your sleeve! Enjoy.

  3. righteousbruin9 January 14, 2015 at 2:10 pm #

    I’ve never been south of Guaymas or Ensenada, so this would be a new experience for me, as well. Do stay out of the palm fronds, though. I also know how sharp they are.

  4. Miss Lynzie January 15, 2015 at 9:28 am #

    I’ve never been to Mexico, either! Only once, when I was much younger, we took a day trip to Rosarito. I was maybe 8? Sayulita is high on my list of desired travel destinations, though. Still, living less than fifteen miles from the border, you’d think we’d get over to the other side more often!

    • kate365til January 19, 2015 at 6:08 pm #

      You haven’t been to Mexico as an adult!?!? Maybe we need to go to Tijuana together? Day trip?? 🙂

  5. barbarapotter January 15, 2015 at 3:02 pm #

    Looks like so much fun enjoy 🙂

  6. jjbegonia January 17, 2015 at 9:23 am #

    Kate!!! I once had a parasailing crash in Mexico (Cancun) too!!! I hit a thatch roof hut on my way down and scratched basically the entire lower half of my body – So glad to know I am not the only one : ) I’ve never been to Zihuatanejo, but it looks magical. I hope you guys have the best time!!!

    • kate365til January 19, 2015 at 6:03 pm #

      What?!?! Seriously?! I am not alone!! Yay! Although, I am sorry to hear about your crash! I too was covered in scrathes and bruises on my lower half. No fun on a bikini vacation, huh? LOL.

      • jjbegonia January 21, 2015 at 6:34 am #

        Yesss! No fun at all, and made even more embarrassing/horrifying by the fact that I was with my parents and my Mom was screaming hysterically on the beach the whole time. Let’s just say that was the last time they let me do anything “adventurous” in their presence…haha : )


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