Chilangos prefer to go to Zihuatanejo and Cuernavaca after Otis passes through Acapulco

Tourists from the capital go by truck to other beaches in Guerrero to enjoy their vacations

Zihuatanejo and Cuernavaca are some destinations that the capital’s residents chose to enjoy the fourth long holiday of the year, after the passage of Hurricane Otis on October 25 left Acapulco, one of the most visited tourist destinations by the capital’s residents, devastated.

This Thursday, the corridors of the Taxqueña Central Bus Terminal were filled with few lines of users and according to bus line personnel, the runs to Acapulco decreased and in OCC resumed eight days ago.

“Zihuatanejo is three hours from Acapulco and it is very beautiful. For now, that is what we have the closest,” said Samantha, who was accompanied by her family and cousins.

Catalina Hernández and her children also decided to go to the same coastal region, which stands out for its La Ropa and Las Gatas beaches, as well as its bay. “We are going to Zihuatanejo, we will return on Sunday,” said the tourist.

Last August, before the hurricane hit Acapulco, the government of Guerrero reported that during the vacation season: Summer 2023, the municipality registered 977 thousand national and foreign visitors.

According to state authorities, the Golden zone of the port reported the best hotel occupancy rate with 73.2 percent. The situation changed after Otis passed.

At the Taxqueña bus terminal, in the country’s capital, the Estrella de Oro line schedules between six and eight daily runs to Acapulco and the coastal area, as well as three to the Rivera Diamante.

Users who travel are few, even with the 20 percent discount on round trips from November 10 to 19 and the discounts of up to 50 percent that hosts on platforms such as Airbnb and Booking offer in Acapulco.

Different people agreed that they will travel to Zihuatanejo. Others said they would go to Cuernavaca, Morelos, because of its proximity.

“We come to Mexico; we go to Cuernavaca to be with the family. We usually go on vacation to Acapulco, which is what’s close to us, but because of the hurricane, it’s not happening this year,” said Kalsy Rojas, who was traveling with her family from the United States.

Claudia Guadarrama said that she took advantage of the long weekend days when her son will not have classes to visit her family who lives in Acapulco. “I’m going to see my sister who was affected by Hurricane Otis.

I’m going to bring you some pantry and things. Unfortunately, her house was one of those damaged,” she commented.

Aida Espino said she has been staying with her family in Mexico City for 15 days and on this long weekend she will return to Acapulco.

“Although people say that in 10 years Acapulco will rise, I don’t believe it, Acapulco will have tourism for Easter, by this end of the year there will be a few stores, because they are barely setting up spaces to receive tourism, but for Easter We are going to be better,” he confided.

Source: El Sol de Mexico