Thinking about traveling to Zihu and renting a house. I have never stayed off a resort in Mexico and this will be the kids first trip abroad. The kids are 9, 10 & 11. here are my questions:
Is it safe? ****very, use the exact same caution you would in any major city in the U.S. and you will be completly safe.
Are the beaches as good as they look? ****Lovely...each are unique and you can even zip over to Ixtapa and check out their beach.
How much Spanish do I need to know, sorry for sounding so American.** the key thing is no matter how bad your spanish is..at least try..it's the respectful thing to do...you will be fine. If you know the basics..you will do fine. Use a big smile when trying and you will find all you need if they can't help you they will call someone over w/ some English.
Is it safe with getting the food, grocery store etc? I think that is it. I don't mean to sound paranoid,. Zihu sounds beautiful and I like that it is a little bit away from the hustle and bustle of tourist. **** the little Tienda's scattered everywhere are great..the OXO is great an we love stocking up at the Commercial Mexicana...it's like a mini Sams club they have it all! and reasonable prices we use our credit card to charge up a bunch of stuff we need and got a great rate on the peso exchange and didn't have to deplete our cash.
Any thoughts of houses/condos to rent and other tips or facts will be appreciated. **** we used VRBO website...many, many lovely choices on there. We stayed at the Condo complex Casa Que Vel El Mar or something like that....tons of great condo's in this complex and it's close to laropa and a quick walk to town.
*********** you are welcome. We absolutely love Zihua. Your kids will love playing on the beach on Laropa...head over to las gatas and do some snorkeling...and go down to Madera for a little easy body surfing...ENJOY! I say GO FOR IT! We can't wait to go back and we have been all over mexico and this is one of our favorite towns for it's charm, how safe it is, how friendly the people are and the food oh my the food. Good and reasonable....and the weather!! always fantastic!
Edited: 2:46 pm, February 06, 2013