Un EcoZIHdio Previsto

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, March 14, 2020, 12:56 (23 days ago)

A couple of days ago Guerrero's Secretario de Turismo (who has held the post for over 24 years and who hasn't done a damn thing for tourism along our part of the coast) announced the planned construction of a THOUSAND ROOM HOTEL at Playa Riscalillo, a lovely little beach characterized by its grove of fruit trees and tranquil clear waters. A place that should be preserved for its natural beauty, not paved over and immediately overbuilt. The whole project reeks of scam and corruption, and many of us who love Zihuatanejo are hoping it will never get built. In other words, not only will the tiny beach between Manzanillo and Playa Larga be essentially privatized, but if we already have a water shortage where do they expect to get water for gardens and pools and restaurants and a thousand hotel rooms? Especially considering that tourists aren't known for being careful with their water use. This will threaten the already threatened marine ecosystem along that part of the coast as development encroaches from both sides of Playa Manzanillo. This is NOT good news for Zihuatanejo.

With a very brief but thunderous explosion of fireworks, the Carnaval got underway last evening in Zihuatanejo. Thousands of people came to the zócalo to see the events, and except for the drunk music still blaring at 7:30 this morning from that hideous open air cantina across from the zócalo, everything seemed quite orderly. Revelers were having a good time yet we didn't see anyone being overly obnoxious or disorderly. Everything is all set up for another day of celebration this evening at the Cancha Municipal and at Las Salinas. We're hoping things remain orderly so we can enjoy a restful night's sleep after a long day of work.

The pier reconstruction continues at a brisk pace. The ZIHUA letters are now installed on the other side of the pier entrance from where they were, so anyone taking photos of the pier from its eastern side will see the letters reversed. Personally I liked them better where they were.

The shade-roofing is about finished, and the ZIHUA letters are in their new spot.

The start of another beautiful day in Zihuatanejo.

Late afternoon at the fishermen's area.

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