Prevenir Un EcoZIHdio

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Sunday, February 21, 2021, 20:22 (3 days ago)


As of today, since April 18, 2020 Zihuatanejo has registered a cumulative total of 2,075 confirmed cases of Covid-19 (3 more than yesterday), 165 that have resulted in fatalities, 50 that are currently active, and approximately 1,727 that have recovered. There are currently no active cases in La Unión to our north, and only 1 active case in Petatlán to our south.

Zihuatanejo will lose one of its crown jewels this year unless a planned 1200-room All-Included Acapulco-style skyscraper hotel can be relocated to a more appropriate location (like Acapulco or Ixtapa, but I'd settle for Playa Blanca). Playa Manzanillo is a long-time favorite snorkeling beach as well as a popular place to hike to and escape the crowds of Las Gatas and La Ropa. Its fragile beach and marine ecosystems will be inevitably destroyed, and access by foot will be lost as it gets privatized like so many of Ixtapa's beaches have already been. Locals have worked hard over the years to preserve this sensitive virgin beach and coral system. Unfortunately local media and local government aren't informing locals truthfully about what will happen to Playa Manzanillo. Apparently local politicians have been in cahoots with the developers for several years in order to get a slice of the pie, and Zihuatanejo bedamned. Oh yes, they're promising lots of jobs. But they aren't mentioning that since we already can't fill the overabundance of lodgings that have already been allowed to be built, adding 1200 more rooms will mean losses if not closures for some locally owned lodgings who will no longer be able to compete with the large corporate-owned hotels offering exclusively All-Included rooms at prices locals can't beat. Or else the hotel will be a flop and not succeed, in which case we still lose a virgin beach to an unsustainable development. Please help us to avoid this and to preserve one of Zihuatanejo's precious natural jewels.
Playa Manzanillo Ecocidio
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Barely a soul on the pier in the morning. An all too common sight during the pandemia.

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