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What a difference a decade makes

By Nancy Seeley

 

Sleepy little Mexican fishing villages don’t change much in merely a decade, do they?

In much of the world, the advent of the 21st century has ushered in heightened concern about issues like global warming, damage to the ecosystem, recycling, energy conservation and biofuels. But all that doesn’t really affect us here in paradise, where things are largely the same as they always were, right? Think again if you thought that was so, amigos.

If you’re visiting Zihuatanejo for the first time, things may seem a lot more rustic and low key than back home, but to those of us who have lived here for awhile, the differences between then and now are pretty impressive indeed.

Without nearby Ixtapa only a mountain away, some of these changes might have been slower in coming, but the need for sister communities both depending greatly on tourism dollars to compete effectively in the 21st century has spearheaded a fairly long list… Visit: www.adip.info