A few years ago I visited Troncones beach, a heavenly place on the Costa Grande of Guerrero, in the municipality of La Unión. Paradoxically, being a little-known place, it is a refuge for foreign tourists who seek to get away from the bustle of the city to meet nature.
The sunsets of the Pacific Ocean are the occasion for an intimate encounter with yourself, the salty smell of the sea that the breeze brings and the rocking of the waves encourages relaxation and, if you are high-flying, meditation.
From the Guerrero poet Rubén Mora Gutiérrez I rescued some stanzas that draw our identity in fine lines: “Costa jocunda and smiling / how the coast can be, / woman with a narrow waist, / with fiery brown flesh, / inside your coastal soul.
Troncones is a generous coastline, lavish in natural landscapes, a refuge for adventurous spirits who challenge the waves on their surfboards, couples and families who value stillness and peace.
But do not think that Troncones is a place with limitations in the services it offers, on the contrary, it is visited by demanding and knowledgeable tourists; To accommodate them there are colonial-style hotels with magnificent rooms with large windows overlooking the sea and a pool for the refreshing dip.
In the town there are restaurants where the senses are delighted with seafood specialties such as strips, ceviche, lobster and fish to size, and refreshing drinks or good wines.
“There is a sky in your dark circles / and from your blessed chest / the exquisite liquor that palm trees produce flows.”
Troncones beach is a place of open sea, on the coast there are bunks with hammocks to rest after a walk on the sand.
I must highlight the potential that this beautiful place has to receive investments and grow, generate more jobs, but not investments that depreciate, that would be a big mistake; Troncones beach must expand, yes, but respecting the vocation of the place, that the progress that denatures, that damages, does not arrive. If you have the opportunity to visit the Costa Grande of Guerrero, do not miss the opportunity to live this experience. I’m sure it will return.
From the anecdote
Yordi Ramiro was born in the Capire neighborhood, in Acapulco; I once met him when I was a child in my uncle Ramiro Reyna’s restaurant, who was married to my father’s sister, my always beloved aunt Lupita, who owned a restaurant called “Se va vep” where countless people passed by. bohemian guerrerenses.
One day the Acapulco tenor decided to emigrate to Vienna, where he came to sing with Piero Cappuccilli, as he had already debuted precisely there as Pinkerton in Madame butterflyby Puccini.
Yordi also played 12 other roles in the Vienna State Opera, including Rodolfo de La bohème, Ernesto in Don pasquale and El Duque in Rigoletto.
He joined his life with a great woman from Guerrero, my dear cousin Isaura Reyna Aguirre, an exceptional woman who always encouraged him in his purpose of achieving his dreams.
Yordi passed away at the age of 64 in Vienna. I share with you one of his most beautiful interpretations: “Love me” (https://youtu.be/L0PEyvgG6q8).
Some years ago, at a popular festival in the historic district of Pozo de la Nación, a simple tribute was paid to him, which seems to me an act of nobility, but insufficient and unfair for all his contributions to classical music and opera, but , above all, because it placed the name of Guerrero very high.
Life is so.
* Former governor of Guerrero