Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival
25 April 2014 | Zihuatanejo
Dave, clear, sunny, warm
On Friday February 28, 2014 Tim and I made the move from Isla Grande to Zihuatanejo and anchored off Playa Principal. When we were here in 2011 for Sailfest there were a lot more boats and we had to anchor further out. This time there were only about 20-30 boats spread between Zihua and La Ropa Beach about half mile away. We were close in so that made dinghy transportation easy. There are no water taxis here and we have to take our dinghy to get to the beach. Everyone is asked to beach next to the pier and they have a helper set up, Lorenzo, who wades out and helps take the dinghy up the sand and watches over them all day and night if need be then helps you launch, all for $20 pesos. Very civilized and what a deal.
Our purpose was to attend the Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival that ran Sunday, March 2 through 8. Here is the link to the 2015 event if your are interested; I am. http://www.zihuafest.info/2013/05/zihuatanejo-international-guitar-festival-celebrates10-years/ It started with a Sunday afternoon beach concert where all of the about 15 individual and duo artists played about two number each as a sampler. That way we got to see everyone and decide which ones we wanted to see either at the scheduled dinner shows or beach concerts, one each nightly. There were artists from Mexico, US, Canada, Japan and several European countries. What a great event. All world class musicians. Our favorite was a young Canadian from Toronto, Adrian Russo, you can Google him, what a class act.
We enjoyed several of the events, but then it was time to go. Our next port would be Acapulco, new territory for Pacifico and we wanted to get going.