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Beaches closed?

by mosesk @, Ojai, CA, USA, Thursday, May 21, 2020, 19:25 (9 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

I’ve dug and can’t find the official notice but aren’t the beaches closed until July? Does anyone have the official word? Thanks in advance.


Yes, the beaches are closed until Presidente López lifts the decree that closed them. We're hoping that may be soon since the hotels in Zihuatanejo-Ixtapa have been authorized to reopen beginning June 1st. The water is really pretty right now even though I think I smelled a bit of red tide a few days ago, but at the moment it seems perfect even with the intermittent large waves that we've been having these past couple of weeks.

I'll let you know here as soon as I find out when our beaches will again will be open.

A couple of observations from down here at the Madera end.
A couple of days ago a couple of guys who certainly looked like legit employees were using gas blowers to clean the Paseo.
Very welcome because down here the hillside dumps a lot of little and not so little rocks and various debris on the Paseo.
Today I saw someone raking the sand in front of one of the restaurants- like they do every morning when in operation.
The last few days I've hardly seen any "attendants" at the entrances to the beach.
Most of the yellow tape on the Paseo itself, not the entrances so much, which has acted as a gentle "dissuader" for strolling, has come down, don't know if from natural causes or someone helped them along.

One thing to note is that a fair amount of plastic garbage and various other junk has washed up on some of the playas between Madera and Principal.

Over the last few weeks there have been less and less people walking, jogging, exercising on the Paseo and on the Playa in the early morning hours, from about 7-9, when there has been no enforcement of restrictions (thankfully)


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