The new road to La Ropa is now open.

by Rsimms @, Monday, February 19, 2018, 13:26 (212 days ago)

Today I felt adventurous and decided to take the new road that connects La Ropa to the main highway. I assumed at some point I would encounter a roadblock but to my surprise I was able to travel all the way to the Highway. I was the only car on the road but there were no “road closed” or “no trespassing” signs . I would’ve thought there’d be a bit more fanfare announcing the opening but surprise, surprise... I know some on this board have been dreading this day (thinking about more busloads of people coming this direction not to mention the ecological impact). I must say, however, it is a beautiful drive and I’m guessing it will knock off 10 minutes for those of us that live in this area when traveling to the airport....

The new road to La Ropa is now open.

by RC, Monday, February 19, 2018, 14:27 (212 days ago) @ Rsimms

WOW, a whole ten minutes of convenience for you and other like minded people versus the destruction of the jungle, further negative ecological impact, more development, noise, etc., etc., etc.

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The new road to La Ropa is now open.

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, February 19, 2018, 14:29 (212 days ago) @ RC

WOW, a whole ten minutes of convenience for you and other like minded people versus the destruction of the jungle, further negative ecological impact, more development, noise, etc., etc., etc.

I LOVE you, man! :megusta: :dance:

The new road to La Ropa is now open.

by Rsimms @, Monday, February 19, 2018, 14:37 (212 days ago) @ RC

Don’t shoot the messenger :-) I didn’t sit on the committee that built or approved the road. I guess I did use it however.....

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The new road to La Ropa is now open.

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, February 19, 2018, 14:59 (212 days ago) @ Rsimms

Don’t shoot the messenger :-) I didn’t sit on the committee that built or approved the road. I guess I did use it however.....

Not to worry. You’re cool. It is what it is. Thanks for letting us know. I appreciate it.

The new road to La Ropa is now open. Progress/Heartbreak

by connie, Monday, February 19, 2018, 21:48 (211 days ago) @ Rsimms

After our usual month in Zihua, when we left on Saturday from the La Ropa area, our cab driver asked us if we wanted to go via the new road. We didn't know about it or how long it had been open, but when we asked, he said only a couple of days.

It is and will continue to be a beautiful drive through some awesome terrain. However, as we drove it, I also felt to sad at what I know it will mean in terms of overdevelopment and the continued raping of the area surrounding this most and special bay.

The new road to La Ropa is now open. Progress/Heartbreak

by Casa Juan @, Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 08:57 (211 days ago) @ connie

Given that there never seems to be any concurrent development of water resources, the lack of adequate water and of course real sewer facilities will cause even more detriment to the already over burdened environment in the beach areas. It will be a great boon to the ever growing fleet of pipa trucks, Sadly, Playa Larga will likely soon resemble Matzatalan

The new road to La Ropa is now open. Progress/Heartbreak

by Canada1 @, Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 17:10 (210 days ago) @ Casa Juan

To truly resemble Mazatlan, picture this ....you are walking down the beach and every 2 to 3 minutes "hola senior hecho aqui an Mexico el mejor trato paro usted".......tired of being bothered every 20 or 30 feet you make your way back to el camino principal and my god it starts all over again this time in pretty good english "hola senior recieve a bottle of tequila and a t shirt when you visit my condominiums", another 20 or 30 feet the same question again...getting back to the serenity or your rental can't happen fast enough! So glad this does not happen in Zihua and ixtapa!

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The new road to La Ropa is now open.

by jbmass ⌂ @, Mass,.. N.H...Zih., Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 13:11 (204 days ago) @ Rsimms

We just went to pick up someone at the airport and thought would try the new road.Well, it's torn up about 3/4 of the way and is impassable, so much for that shortcut...

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The new road to La Ropa is now CLOSED

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 14:41 (204 days ago) @ jbmass

We just went to pick up someone at the airport and thought would try the new road.Well, it's torn up about 3/4 of the way and is impassable, so much for that shortcut...

Thank you for the heads up. Hopefully they're repairing the part where your car can get thrown off the road and down the hill if you don't slow down for the blind curve.

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The new road to La Ropa is now CLOSED

by Helene @, Zih, Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 18:54 (203 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Drove on it today and the road is definitely closed for now. They are tearing up the pavement in a certain spot.