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Sunday December 17 2017




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A Place Unlike Any Other: Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo

Even though there are a thousand words to describe something beautiful, nothing is more delightful than enjoying and feeling experiences for oneself. Some experiences one must not miss when visiting Ixtapa include taking a stroll along Paseo del Pescador to experiment the daily comings and goings of the fishermen, walking through its stone-paved...

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Dining Overview in Oaxaca: Part 1

From the seven moles to fried grasshoppers, culinary seduction abounds in southern Mexico For the next two Ventana editions, I will provide you with an overview to some of the best dining in Oaxaca. In the first part, I will give you an overview of the choices you have and in the next edition, I will provide a sample of the best restaurants aro...

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Temazcal: Traditional Healer or Pleasing Dominatrix?

Curandera Doña Mariana chants while controlling your body with the laying of water over hot rock, as the mysterious meandering of a range of herbal bouquets piques the olfactory sense. She methodically swats almost every inch of your torso and each limb, with varying degrees of assertiveness and pressure. Yet she is ever so gentle; she reassures...

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The Allure of Oaxaca for Snowbirds

Oaxaca has two main advantages over other southern destinations for snowbirds. First, you can explore one of the most culturally rich regions in Latin America, and then, if the mood strikes, hop a plane, and in 35 minutes be relaxing on a sandy beach sipping margaritas. Second, there is enough of an expat presence in the city to enable a vacation...

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Ixtapa Zihuatanejo: Twice as Pleasing

Two distinctly different yet neighboring places on the Mexican Pacific. A destination with identity, with a past and with memory, where there is always something new to be discovered, where smells and tastes transport one, where a soft, warm breeze makes every walk an absolute delight, where the smiles of the people make you come back. Zih...

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Tourist Residential Housing in Ixtapa & Zihuatanejo

Location’s Highlights: • The Jose Azueta municipality is one of 81 in the state of Guerrero, in the southwest of Mexico. It is part of the Costa Grande region and its municipal center is the city and port of Zihuatanejo. • Zihuatanejo has undergone a radical change in the last years; one of the main triggers of change appeared in 197...

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Top Ten List: Ten Reasons to Purchase Property and Live in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo

1 Twin Destination › Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo is a dual tourist location where the pleasurable experience of a traditional port is combined with the comfort of modern infrastructure and services that compete with the best in the world. While Zihuatanejo maintains the feel of a traditional fishing town, Ixtapa is a modern-planned tourist complex. Des...

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20 Years in Town: Interview with Tim Sullivan

Ventana Magazine recently interviewed real estate broker Tim Sullivan, owner of IXTAPA REAL ESTATE in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo (I-Z). Tim came here in1987, and has been here ever since. In 1994, after having worked the previous 5 years for a few local brokers and developers, he -along with Carmen, his beautiful wife of 15 years- started their own real...

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Advice from a Wise Expat

As the region’s oldest resident expatriate, perhaps I can be of help to you and your family in making your move to the Tropical Pacific as smooth and as pleasant as possible. I treasure your confidence and promise to serve you to the best of my ability. Whereas your attorney and your architect are the right persons to fulfill your legal ...

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Frank's Restaurant

There is no better adventure than going on vacation to a totally unknown destination and instantly fall in love with its people, culture, climate, and exquisite cuisine. This is what happened to Frank Aiello, an immigrant from Canada, who began living in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo in 2000. After living here for awhile, he came up with a restaurant ide...

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