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Playa Las Gatas is CLOSED

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Thursday, September 21, 2017, 18:20 (80 days ago)

Lost so much sand from last night's rain that the beach was closed today.

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Playa Las Gatas is CLOSED

by Canada1 @, Thursday, September 21, 2017, 19:58 (80 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Lost so much sand from last night's rain that the beach was closed today.

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Terrible, must have been torrential

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Playa Las Gatas is CLOSED

by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Friday, September 22, 2017, 07:24 (79 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Playa Las Gatas is CLOSED

by Gringo Viejo @, Kansas, Friday, September 22, 2017, 07:42 (79 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Result of hillside development? Lack of ground cover to absorb rains?

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Playa Las Gatas is CLOSED

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Friday, September 22, 2017, 08:34 (79 days ago) @ Gringo Viejo

Result of hillside development? Lack of ground cover to absorb rains?

The Playa Principal looks the same in front of the restaurants by the museum, and I imagine it's the same at La Ropa by Patty's Mar y Mar and at the Viceroy, places where I've seen the beach wash out on numerous occasions after torrential rains. Never saw it so bad at La Gatas, and it may be that all the roads and constructions have affected the course of the water during the rains. The road to all the condos and luxury homes up the hill at the end of La Ropa is also in really bad shape after the rain. Let's see what kind of attention they get from the city to repair all the damage. I'm going to guess pretty much none. The city gov't is in campaign mode and there are nowhere near as many voters in all those empty luxury homes owned by foreigners as there are in any of the squatter communities they love to pander to. But maybe some influyente can get something done.

Playa Las Gatas is CLOSED

by katherine @, Friday, September 22, 2017, 11:08 (79 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

You are right about Paty's Mar y Mar, Rob. Never seen so much beach washed away in that spot. Even Interwest has issues with their beach front retaining fence. I feel sorry for anyone here on a short vacation right now.

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Playa Las Gatas is CLOSED

by Curbarn, summer b.c. winter zihua, Sunday, September 24, 2017, 21:42 (77 days ago) @ Gringo Viejo

They built a road when they put the sewage in. It should have been a cut and cover, but it was left bare even some paved, there is no drainage along that road. That is the problem,

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Playa Las Gatas is CLOSED

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Sunday, September 24, 2017, 22:46 (77 days ago) @ Curbarn

They built a road when they put the sewage in. It should have been a cut and cover, but it was left bare even some paved, there is no drainage along that road. That is the problem,

The money budgeted for the installation of drainage is all too often too irresistible a fruit for public servants.

Playa Las Gatas is CLOSED

by Sandy feet @, Sunday, September 24, 2017, 22:48 (77 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

RIDICULOUS .... :beatwall:

Playa Las Gatas is CLOSED

by Charlybby, Sunday, September 24, 2017, 22:46 (77 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

What?!?! Noooo!!!

Playa Las Gatas is CLOSED

by Tere @, Monday, September 25, 2017, 10:34 (76 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Must have re-opened the next day. I've been seeing people (tourists) coming back in boats the last two or three evenings, and we were out there (out in the surf, not the beach) yesterday around 4 p.m. - almost all the restaurants had their chairs out and people were lined up on the pier waiting for their return trip.

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Playa Las Gatas is no longer CLOSED

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, September 25, 2017, 11:08 (76 days ago) @ Tere

Must have re-opened the next day. I've been seeing people (tourists) coming back in boats the last two or three evenings, and we were out there (out in the surf, not the beach) yesterday around 4 p.m. - almost all the restaurants had their chairs out and people were lined up on the pier waiting for their return trip.

Yes, it only closed for the one day while they cleaned up after the deluge. I didn't mean to give the impression this was anything more than a temporary inconvenience for beachgoers.

Playa Las Gatas is no longer CLOSED

by Tere @, Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 09:14 (75 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Good to know. I was questioning my eyes! HA!