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Dogs on La Ropa beach

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 19:02 (16 days ago) @ Carrie

Hello-

We are heading down for a month with our tiny dog and I have read all of the postings on here about the Blue Flag beaches not allowing dogs. We are staying very near the Thompson Hotel, and I see that dogs may be allowed just PAST the Thompson Hotel? Can a local help me understand where the cut-off points are for the Blue Flag beach zone? I am so bummed about this no dogs allowed rule. :(

Gracias in advance!
Carrie

They will harass you along the entire beach, but what they're doing violates federal law. In the Zona Federal you can walk with your dog or ride a horse down the beach if you want (taking care not to damage turtle nests, of course). The municipal government does not have jurisdiction to arrest or fine you in the Zona Federal and they certainly can't deport you, only the federal government has jurisdiction if you violate a federal law. Walking on the beach with your dog is no violation of federal law, only a POLICY of the local government. They cannot prevent you from accessing the beach, either.

I keep hoping someone will send me a video of them being harassed by the Guardianas de la Playa or whatever they call themselves. I'd love to put an end to this nonsense instead of letting the less than a dozen people in favor of this get away with ruining the beach for so many people and hurting our tourism. It's basically only 2 restaurant owners promoting this stupid policy at La Ropa.


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