The last day in Zihua is always tough. On the one hand, I am leaving paradise. On the other hand, I know I will be back — and hopefully soon :wink:. That being said, we always try to take it easy and move slowly on our last day. We went to breakfast at 9:00 AM and I made a special request for a plate of pineapple and kiwi.
Being LQT, they were happy to deliver. I spent the rest of the morning quickly organizing/packing and lounging/reading in the hammock. It was a very peaceful morning. At noon, John and I ordered lunch to room and devoured it on our terrace. We shared an order of guacamole for a starter, then John had a BLT and I had a bowl of tortilla soup.
Swoon. I also had a Yoli — it hit the spot.
We said our goodbyes to the staff and made the 15 minute trip to the airport. And with a short 2 hour and 15 minute flight, we are back in Houston and back to reality. Before I wind down this post, I’d like to make a few points:
- Zihuatanejo was (is) incredibly safe. We never felt that we were in danger and were never scared (and I am a known scaredy cat).
- We took cabs with ease. Almost everyone speaks Spanish AND English.
- Zihuatanejo has made lots of infrastructure improvements. From new roads to new hotels and restaurants, Zihua is growing and getting better by the visit.
- We love La Quinta Troppo. If you like boutique hotels with wonderful customer service, amazing views and fantastic amenities, you should make a visit. If you like all-inclusive mega-hotels with Americanized meals, TVs and telephones en suite, then this is not the place for you. But you can probably find that in Zihua too.
We had a wonderful vacation and enjoyed ringing in 2012 in Zihuatanejo. We cannot wait to return! In the meantime, it’s back to reality!