Of particular concern are the following: First Aid Oxygen supplies are limited: Not all homestays have first aid oxygen available in their dive boats.
Pre-colonial era[ edit ] The first human inhabitants of the region were nomadic tribes with a hunting and gathering culture. These groups mined salt in what is now Ixtapa. These two settlements along with much of the surrounding area was part of a pre-Hispanic dominion called Cuitlatepan.
Little remains of these two settlements, mostly because they were abandoned by most of the local inhabitants after being conquered by the Aztecs.
There are some myths and legends related to the place. She was considered to be the mother of the human race and Coral divers resort five forces goddess of women who died in childbirth and of warriors who died in battle.
It is thought that this was dedicated to her. The area also appears to have been a sanctuary for the burial of important persons. While artifacts have been found there since the s, excavations were only started between and It was occupied by three different cultures and was an important trading city for both Teotihuacan and the Olmec.
At its height it had a large population with the site possibly covering a 10 km2 area. Only a small part of the site has been excavated because most of it is owned by the local farmers who grow fruit trees, vegetables, coconuts for copra and tobacco that they roll into cigars.
The Mexican government is in the process of buying back the site but it will be a slow process. Still, what has been uncovered is worth seeing.
Colonial era[ edit ] The Spanish arrived in the s.
The conquest caused the native peoples to mostly abandon the area, and it is not known where they went. Those left to provide tribute were known in the Mexican highlands for their cotton shawls and decorated conch shells.
Today the local dialect has been lost and the only trace of the native population is a small archaeological site that was explored by INAH in the s.
The Spanish used the bay as a point of departure to explore the Pacific coast as well as a port for the first ships to sail to the Philippinesthe Florida, the Espiritu Santo and the Santiago. Only the Florida made it to the Asian islands, and neither the captain nor crew ever returned to Mexico.
With the disappearance of the native population, fields and forests were worked by Spaniards, leaving little in the way of the colonial system which was prevalent in other parts of Mexico. The Spanish raised chocolate, cotton, vanilla and corn here; however the main export was tropical woods such as cedaroak, walnut and others.
Much of this was exported to Europe.
Some gold was found here, mostly in an area in the Sierra Madre del Sur mountains in an area called Real de Guadalupe and areas north of the current municipality. During the colonial period, the Spanish galleons of Manila brought coconut trees to the area, which still flourish.
They were the basis of the economy of the coast for some time. Few, if any, vestiges of the haciendas of the area remain, mostly because lasting constructions such as stone mansions or aqueducts were never built, as they were in other parts of Mexico.
Between and there are indications that the port was used for contraband trade; that is, for trade of arriving Asian products between New Spain and Peru, an interregional trade which had been forbidden. Unable to reconstruct them, new ones were built at Zihuatanejo. The surrounding haciendas occasionally used the bay as a port to ship wood and minerals.
The bay was visited during the colonial period by many pirates. Morelos created the province of Tecpan, which included Zihuatanejo.
However, the municipality did suffer consequences during the Mexican Revolution. Generally, it was sympathetic to the rebel cause and many joined, such as brothers Alfredo, Leonel, Hector and Homero Lopez.
Because of its sympathies, various bands associated with the different forces fighting against the Porfirio Diaz government and each other came through here, as well as federal forces.
These led to a certain amount of sacking, pillaging and vandalism. Strikers blocked the highways of the town. Inthe town gained municipality status. This caused the population to increase dramatically, especially in the s and today the main economic base is tourism.
In Maybull sharks gathered in large numbers along the coast for unknown reasons; two surfers were killed and a third was injured.Raja Ampat’s homestay operators are steadily developing the training, experience and resources necessary to satisfy the diving community’s demand for a cheaper alternative to the region’s foreign owned resorts and liveaboard boats.
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