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RE: Actual observations

So nice to hear that Zihua is on your list of places to visit. We'll make you a margarita when you come! We had always thought that we would retire in Mazatlan, and looked at several places. We ended up meeting friends that we had met at Mar Rosa in Mazatlan at their home in Ajijic, and going from there. We had visited Zihuatanejo in 1985 and pretty much passed through. In 2008ish, we joined them at El Manglar RV park in Zihuatanejo. OMG. After about 10 years of always spending at least a couple of months in that area, we bought our home, and have been here full time for 6 years now. Amazing decision on our parts. For us, it's all about the ocean. Except Sundays, when we have to water our gardens, we hit the beach with our now 3 weimaraners for an hour, then come back, hose and drop them off, paddle our SUP's, ocean swim and are home about 9ish. WHAT A LIFE!!!!! Keep exploring. We liked SMA, but really liked other areas very close by more. But, they didn't have the ocean that calls us. Keep us posted, please, as to your adventures and thoughts!
Talleyho69 05/01/23 08:57pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Actual observations

That spot near Bucerias has been a trap for many many years. We got stopped there going south in about 1998 on Christmas Eve. We tried to wait him out, but because we were obviously headed into town he was going to take the license, so we paid him off, grudgingly. If we knew then what we know now, we would have let him take the license. Zihuatanejo has two RV parks, and another in Ixtapa. The two parks in Zihuatanejo are very tough to get space in during the winter, the Ixtapa park always has room because it is out of town, but in a gorgeous spot on the beach. So obviously there are a number of US and Canadian RVer's still visiting. To get to the two parks in Zihuatanejo they have to drive right past our house. We saw a large 5th wheel go by yesterday, so they are still around.
Talleyho69 05/01/23 03:30pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Semana Santa

Here it is so dead that most restaurants that are open daily are taking a week off!! It's lovely!
Talleyho69 04/21/23 10:24am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Semana Santa

Please keep checking it, we are told that things are going to change dramatically "soon.".
Talleyho69 04/19/23 08:54pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Semana Santa

They are all nationals here, too. As predicted, they started arriving late the Wednesday before Easter and left by Sunday morning. Looks like we are picking up a few more for the weekend, arriving today. Then it will be the beginning of one of our very quiet seasons until school gets out the end of June.
Talleyho69 04/14/23 11:15am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Semana Santa

Just spent the afternoon sitting on the beach in front of The Thompson on Playa la Ropa, Zihuatanejo. Took our chairs, umbrella, lunch and cocktails. It was wonderful! Because we spend the first 3.5 hours of our day on the beach, we don't get out in the afternoons more than every month or so. We make a point of going on Sunday so we'll have a lot of good people watching. Today's people watching was great, and there were maybe a few more people on the beach than on a "normal" Sunday, but probably not. The Semana Santa crowd didn't hit la Ropa.
Talleyho69 04/09/23 09:15pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Semana Santa

But it can be difficult and very expensive to import them to Mexico! This morning we went to our two grocery stores in Zihuatanejo for the weekly shopping. It's maid and gardener day so we leave the house. The stores were empty. Absolutely dead. The beach, so far this week has also been very quiet. If things are as in the past, the town will fill up tonight and tomorrow and it will be a normal Semana Santa. Time will tell.
Talleyho69 04/05/23 01:39pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Actual observations

Keep watching, big changes are coming soon!
Talleyho69 04/03/23 05:15pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Semana Santa

Just as a side note, the price of diesel here in Zihuatanejo this morning was 24.99 pesos per liter. Not inexpensive.
Talleyho69 03/30/23 03:47pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Semana Santa

The " overarching political haughtiness here" were due to the moderator stating her personal opinions in a private message. I was out of line.
Talleyho69 03/27/23 09:17pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Semana Santa

Semana Santa in Zihuatanejo is a very busy time. The highlands seem to empty into the area. It starts on the Wednesday before Easter, that would be the 5th of April. The next day, the beaches will be absolutely packed with people and it will remain that way through Easter, the 9th. Almost everyone drives back home late Easter or the next day. We enjoy taking our chairs and umbrella to the beach to watch. It's fun! Planning in advance to make the most of the time, we plan on not going into town, out for a meal or to the stores during this time. No sense setting ourselves up for frustration. Living in a tourist town has it's definite positives, and it's pretty easy to avoid the few negatives with a little planning. Officials have announced that the hotels are already at 99% reserved occupancy and have been for a couple of weeks. We also get the "bus people" those that buy a bus ride, hotel and a meal or two. These range in length from a full day with no hotel to two nights. It got so bad that last year in May they changed a lot of rules for the buses, and now they are not allowed to drive to Playa la Ropa, they must stop at the bus unloading area, which holds probably 100 buses, then move over to a larger area inland, and when that is full they fill the center of the bus station. People are welcome to go to any beach they want, but they have to get there, and the people on buses are on a budget, so generally walk to the two closest beaches, Madera and Playa Principal. It's been a couple of years since we drove out of town during this time, but when we did, the toll booths coming down the mountain had lines over a mile long. The lines for the restrooms were absurd too. Uphill? No one at all! Five years ago Easter we made our trek back to California to sell off everything prior to being here permanently. We had planned on hitting the border on Easter, but you know how RV's are. Hit a piece of metal, it kicked up, did damage. Better to fix it here than in California. Stopped in Tepic, nice place to park and a lovely city with great facilities. Not during Semana Santa!!! After not even being able to buy bolillos in the market, we were told that there was no one to make them-everyone had gone to the beach. It was true, there were very few employees, and little food to be had. Enlightening! So, if you are in Mexico, make your plans so you can have a great Semana Santa!
Talleyho69 03/25/23 02:08pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: return truck TIP

For years it was located in the middle of nowhere between the border and Caborca. They they built a big facility in Caborca, and it was there. More recently they moved it back to the original location between Caborca and the border. There is nothing else out there except the facility to do vehicle paperwork.
Talleyho69 02/03/23 10:27am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: return truck TIP

Yes you can.
Talleyho69 02/02/23 09:35am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: TIP when permanente

Looks like they/you could be fine. Being the person that I am, I wouldn't be willing to take a chance. At least not in a vehicle that I wouldn't be willing to lose, and lose any chance of residency or citizenship. However, we did, after we had permanent residency, make one last trip down, 5 years ago, to drop off stuff and then exit the country with our US plated vehicle. My personal opinion is that is just depends upon your willingness to take the risk.
Talleyho69 01/06/23 07:44pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Buy RV in USA & drive it down? Or after I arrive in Mexico?

Facebook marketplace is the place used vehicles are typically found in Mexico, at least in Southern Mexico. I think Playaboy found his last truck there, and that is where our car is from.
Talleyho69 01/06/23 08:18am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Zihuatanejo RV space?

We just had dinner at El Manglar Restaurant, a favorite of ours, and drove through the RV park. There are only three rigs there as of tonight, and at least 10 full hook up spaces available. I did not inquire as to availability for the winter.
Talleyho69 12/20/22 06:46pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Sonoran Coastal Highway Puerto Peñasco to Bahia Kino

Don't know personally, but we have a number of members who drive Mexican roads regularly. Yes, your request for "current" information is very valid, and that is what I hope you get!
Talleyho69 12/13/22 07:25pm RVing in Mexico and South America

In years past, vehicles with a TIP were issued with a special ‘holographic’ windscreen sticker that provided visual evidence of the vehicle’s legal status in Mexico. Since January 1, 2020, Banjercito no longer issues holographic stickers for placement in the windshield and the permits are validated by email instead, although we recommend that you print out the documentation and keep it on-hand at all times, in case you cannot access your email if you are stopped and questioned about your vehicle’s presence in Mexico. You may be asked to show proof the vehicle’s legal presence in the country at any military checkpoint and/or by federal or traffic police. If your vehicle still has a holographic sticker that is still valid, it’s important that you leave it in place and do not remove it. You should never remove the sticker yourself: the official at the Banjercito office at the border should do this for you when you cancel/surrender your permit. You obviously haven't been here for a few years!!!
Talleyho69 12/07/22 01:46pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Zihuatanejo RV space?

We must have just missed you! We moved out and moved to our house here on December 16, 2017. While you were here our RV was parked in front of our house right next door to LOOT.
Talleyho69 12/06/22 02:32pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Temporary Visitor's Pass - Guadalajara

What do US smog standards have to do with smog testing in Mexico? Here in Guerrero we change license plates every 3 years in January. It is interesting to see how many vehicles don't yet have their new plates.
Talleyho69 12/04/22 09:02pm RVing in Mexico and South America
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