Zihuatanejo is in Guerrero, Mexico. Guerrero is supposedly one of the most dangerous states in Mexico. The cartel is well-known for controlling parts of Guerrero and the neighboring state of Michoacan, (which also happens to be where we have resided for the last four years).
Media can present truth but it can also twist it and exaggerate it for its own benefit. After all, it is a money-making business. Media usually focuses on the negative side of things because that is what sells. I would much prefer happiness and love and beauty. With that in mind here are 53 Photos of Playa La Ropa and Playa Las Gatas in Zihuatanejo, Guerrero –
Beautiful Mexico. Make sure you squint and get a good look at the girl’s faces in these photos on this float ride, ( I don’t know what else to call it…) Some of their expressions are hilarious :-)
SAILING AT LA PLAYA
Our girls had friends from Kentucky visiting this month so we took them all to the ocean. My mom went with us and we made it a girls weekend. It was the first time our Kentucky friends swam in the ocean!
PELICAN BEACH There were lots of fishermen around dusk catching different types of fish using various methods. This man simply used a net. The girls had a short homeschool lesson on ocean fishing ;-)
We took a taxi to Ixtapa one morning and browsed the artisan market. We all bought a few pretty things and enjoyed seeing some of the artisans at work.
BANNERS AND PALMS Credit goes to my oldest daughter, Alexis, for taking this photo. The next several shots are by Jorge Antonio Barranco Castro. You can find him on Facebook at M1CRO art. Just click HERE. I think his work is fantastic. I bet he could create some beautiful murals in your home as well if you happen to live in Southern Mexico :-)
AHOY MATEY – We spent most of our time at Playa La Ropa. We had rooms at La Pirata,(the pirate), a motel and restaurant on the beach. Rooms were clean, food was good, and the waiters at the restaurant even helped Mom find her mother’s gold wedding band that she dropped in the sand. We thought it was a goner and were so thankful for their help!!
FLYING AT DUSK SUNSET AT PLAYA LA ROPA This was another La Ropa restaurant with good food and a kind host. They also have a hotel about two blocks from the beach. Both are named Rossy’s and they make pretty good margaritas ;-)
JUST CHILLIN’ THE VIEW
OPEN TO THE BLUE SEA
Playa Las Gatas is a 15-minute walk from Playa La Ropa. We have been to Las Gatas before for the snorkeling and I wanted to take our Kentucky friends so they could have the experience.
Unfortunately, I didn’t realize how rocky the path was. Mom fell right after I took this picture. No major harm, just bruised knees. I think she would have been fine if she had on sneakers instead of sandals. Just keep this in mind if you intend to stay at La Ropa and walk to Las Gatas. FLYING OVER LA PLAYA I wonder how old the oyster markings are on this beach rock? It had been on the shore for some time.
The water at Las Gatas was clear when we arrived but because we went on a Saturday, within an hour of taking this shot the water was cloudy, (near the reef it was still clear for snorkeling). There were lots of families enjoying the sun and sand so if you want privacy visit during the week. You can get a water taxi here from Zihuantanejo or walk along the shore like we did.
Mom and I enjoyed one of the prettiest margaritas we have ever seen at Las Gatas.
This is our group after spending the day at Las Gatas. Beach time always makes us happy :-) LOOK UP Alexis also took this photo of her sister, Taylor. And last but not least, we saw some good size crocodiles in a lagoon which leads out to Playa La Ropa… but don’t worry, there’s a fence ;-) Signing off, Tina
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