Fredrick Catherwood’s Lasting Legacy

Fredrick Catherwood’s Lasting Legacy


In  the early 1840’s, two haggard men on mules emerged from Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula telling stories of a lost civilization discovered and unknown cities explored, long before the days when Nikon cameras and National Geographic magazine told us of these things. Between the years of 1839-1842, American John Lloyd Stephens...

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Buying on the Beach

Buying on the Beach

Defining Mexico’s Federal Maritime Zone


  Defining and measuring the Federal Maritime Zone The Federal Maritime Zone is legally described as the 20 meter wide strip of land that is transitable and next to the beach (playa mar). Let’s break this down to make sure we are clear on what we are talking about: 1....

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The Secret to Raising Fish

The Secret to Raising Fish

The Holy Trinity of Resonance


Do some boats raise fish better than others? You bet they do, but why? And, how can a 25 foot Mexican panga raise more fish than a “no expenses spared” 45 foot sport fisher? It is all about the Holy Trinity of Resonance, Vibration and the Horsepower to Weight Ratio....

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Wine and Cheese

Wine and Cheese

Breaking with tradition


The theme of an eternal discussion among sommeliers, the pairing of wine and cheese is without a doubt the most difficult.  This despite the fact that both are a result of the blending of yeast and bacteria.  A good cheese can better a low quality wine or a powerful cheese...

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Pacific Coast Pirates


…a 27 year old English Captain by the name of Thomas Cavendish, was bearing down on him with distinctly unfriendly intentions.”   An account of the Manila Galleon and English pirates off the coast of Mexico The Spanish galleon Santa Ana slowly tracked the coast of Baja California in November 1587 under clear skies and favorable sailing conditions. She was four months out of Manila and only days away from dropping anchor at her home port of Acapulco. She carried in her hold an immense fortune in Oriental treasure: gold, pearls, silks from the China, ginger, cloves and cinnamon from the Spice Islands, jewels from Burma, Indian ivory. Lookouts from the Santa Ana spotted distant sails as the overloaded ship passed by Cabo San Lucas. Captain Tomas de Alzola reduced sail and ordered camouflage netting to be hung. Weapons were issued to those among the 160 passengers and crew capable...

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Latest ADIP Articles

Beach reading – She’s Come Undone

She’s Come Undone, by Wally Lamb This one’s been making the circuit lately. But for the stragglers out there who haven’t read it: We follow our hero, Dolores, as she lumbers through the veritable mine fields of adolescence, college and adulthood with only sarcasm, scowling and self loathing for her defense. A triumph for its...

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At the movies…

A great way to beat the heat in Zihua is to take in a movie. With air conditioning and comfortable seats, the local theaters offer incredible value for your peso. There are two theaters in downtown Zihuatanejo, showing two different films every week. Nightly showing times differ, but they usually start between 6:00-6:30 for the...

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Day trips from Zihuatanejo – Troncones

ust because you live here or have picked Zihuatanejo as your vacation spot, does not mean you have to spend all your time here. No trip to this area would be complete without a little exploring. There are some day trips you can take in order to get away, see more of the beautiful Mexican...

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Local Water Sports Guide – Alberca Olympica

This column will be regularly highlighting some of the great water sports activities available in the area. From bay sports like catamaran sailing, snorkeling and kayaking to off shore sailing, fishing and scuba diving. Not to mention excellent surfing just up the coast. Zihautanejo has it all. With our warm water and protected harbour Zihuatanejo...

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Volume 1 - Issue 1  October 1999

Volume 1 – Issue 1 October 1999

October 1999 Welcome to Another Day in Paradise This is the introductory issue of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo’s first and only English language news source, a much needed source of information for visitors and locals alike. We hope you enjoy our informative and entertaining publication. We welcome any feedback, suggestions, article contributions, announcements and advertisements. October 1999: Local Water...

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