Volume 2 - Issue 14
Welcome to another day in Paradise.
This issue marks the end of Another Day in Paradise's second season in
Zihuatanejo. A big thanks to all past and present contributors for another
successful season, have a great summer, see you in October!
Another Day in Paradise is Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa's only English language
magazine. We have a monthly print circulation of 1,000 copies distributed
to over 50 area businesses in Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa. Our web site receives
in excess of 1,000 visitors a month. Over 20,000 people worldwide have
read your small beach town paper online to date and we hear from more
of them every day.
Writers, here is your chance to be heard. We are always looking for new
feature writers, columnists, photographers and contributors of all kinds.
Advertisers, here is your chance to be seen by a world wide audience
that already has Zihuatanejo / Ixtapa in mind. Another Day... will be
again expanding next season but as usual advertising space is limited,
we have had a waiting list and an average 3 month waiting period for new
advertisements all season. Now is the time to start thinking about next
season. Reserve your full season spot now, don't wait until it's too late
to sign up!
Fighting - 5,000 Years of Mean Chickens...
fighting is possibly the world's oldest spectator
sport. There is some speculation about its exact
origins and age, from as old as 6,000 years to as
new as 1,000 years old, cock fighting has been around
Spots - In review
|The last hurrah...the ultimate time....the
last issue of the season. I want to close out the
season with a hats-off, a kudos, to some of the
favorites, our Old Faithfuls, the Secret Spots of
Another Day in Paradise...
|Find out what's been going on in Zihuatanejo and Ixtapa for the April 2001 edition...
the Captains - Capt. Jaime
Ixtapa / Zihuatanejo is gaining recognition
as one of the top year round sailfish producing
areas in the world. So much, it now attracts some
of the best fishermen on the globe to the several
tournaments that are held here each year.
several captains in the Ixtapa / Zihuatanejo area
that have set themselves apart. Captain Jaime Morales
Cortez's specialty is to target and ensure that
his client gets an opportunity to battle one of
the most exotic and spectacular fighting fish in
|Fishing Report - April 2001
|April is spring break time and Semana
Santa. It is a good time for the hotels and restaurants,
but traditionally, April has not been all that great
for fishing. We have such a good year round fishery,
that I can honestly say there are really only two
months of the year that the fishing in our traditional
areas can be poor. September is one, and only because
the intense rains can sometimes make it difficult
to get out on the water. April is the other. This
is due to a green cold water current which moves
into our coastal area, making for less than ideal
conditions, to out about 25 miles...
|Every visit to Zihuatanejo
brings surprises. Still, for all the relaxation
and soul restoration granted me during my annual
sojourns, I had not experienced any "magic"
on my three prior Zihua trips. I mean that type
of mind-challenging experience that North Americans
have come to expect in Latin America in the years
since Carlos Castañeda first introduced us to his
|Where there's a Will there's a Way
the Plan Man?
We all have
a "Plan" that distributes the property
we own when we pass away. The difference is that
some of us are familiar with our plan, others are
not. Those with foresight have drafted estate planning
documents, including a Will, that customize the
plan to meet our needs and wishes. Those who have
not bothered to see an attorney in this regard are
provided a cookie cutter, one size fits all plan,
by the individual states of the US and Mexico...
|Surfing for Beginners
|The beaches around Ixtapa / Zihuatanejo are known
for their surfing. As the tourist high season winds
down for the summer months, the surfing season begins.
To find out a little bit more about the practicalities
of this exhilarating sport, we talked to Jungle Jaak
of Jungle Tours for some basics from his surfing for
Mexico - Homeward Bound
|Some many people come here
via plane. Some even come by bus. And a few come
by car. Driving through Mexico, how crazy is that????
Not so crazy. It is cheaper. It allows you to see
more of this wondrous country. It is long, but the
view is beautiful, sprawling mountains, thick forests
and quaint colonial towns. Granted, you will need
some time. About two to three days, depending on
how fast and furious you drive...