Noise pollution

by maggie, Sunday, November 24, 2019, 21:10 (13 days ago)

One of my favourite experiences on la ropa (at the Catalina ) is to sit out on the balcony, watch the stars and listen to the magnificent ocean singing, a few gekoes gekking and the cicadas chirping . In the past there would be a wandering minstrel or two adding their harmonies to the evening.
Now there is a cafe on the beach that has a plugged in band with amplifiers broadcasting their wretched oldie mouldy music all over the beach. I say unplug and let those who are interested go to the restaurant to hear it but why must everyone else be subjected to this noise?
I can only hope this will end at 9
Oh apparently not ok let’s hope for ten.
Buenas nochas and happy quiet star gazing.
If one must have an amplifier why not write your own music?
Oh never mind

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by jaui @, Zihuatanejo, Monday, November 25, 2019, 04:12 (12 days ago) @ maggie

One of my favourite experiences on la ropa (at the Catalina ) is to sit out on the balcony, watch the stars and listen to the magnificent ocean singing, a few gekoes gekking and the cicadas chirping . In the past there would be a wandering minstrel or two adding their harmonies to the evening.
Now there is a cafe on the beach that has a plugged in band with amplifiers broadcasting their wretched oldie mouldy music all over the beach. I say unplug and let those who are interested go to the restaurant to hear it but why must everyone else be subjected to this noise?
I can only hope this will end at 9
Oh apparently not ok let’s hope for ten.
Buenas nochas and happy quiet star gazing.
If one must have an amplifier why not write your own music?
Oh never mind

Nov. 25 2019

@maggie

It's too bad that when someone such as you folks come to enjoy the beauties of the area on a vacation, as well as some necessary "Peach & Quiet" that you most certainly are entitled to have, that that is, however unintentional it may be, interferred with.

Ideally, "music"/noise made in "X" establishment should only be able to be heard in that establishment. People who are there can enjoy it & have their fun, but as you said....." but why must everyone else be subjected to this noise?"

The NOISE POLLUTION problem is at disastrous levels in the Centro due to the lack of enforcement that should be carried out, but is not, by the corresponding local "Authorities", to apply the Environmental Norms related to that issue.

I would like to think that at the least in the area that you mentioned in your complaint, that at least THERE, you would be able to enjoy the environment without it being polluted by a "plugged in band :rockband: with amplifiers", or other type of intruding sound system.

Noisy nightlife activities are prominent in Z, and it is difficult to escape being affected by it.
Again, one of the main reasons for that is the null enforcement of Environmental Norms related to noise contamination.
And, the people who produce the noise pollution obviously aren't considerate of others.

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by maggie, Monday, November 25, 2019, 05:53 (12 days ago) @ jaui

True enough but as I thought more about my message I realized that I am in fact sounding like a curmudgeon.
perhaps my objection is not with the amplifier but with the lack of originality and skill of the musicians. Being of a certain age I find listening to music from the past tedious and annoying. Much rather listen to a talented mariachi band playing and singing Mexican songs, We are visitors to this complex and magnificent country and listening to the music of Mexico is much more interesting than the noise currently assaulting our senses. If not traditional or modern Mexican music then let’s Instead listen to the music of the ocean, of the cicadas and the night breeze in the palms. Such beauty in all of this and when it is really quiet and if you listen closely you will hear the stars laughing.

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by PattyNJ/Zihua, Monday, November 25, 2019, 07:13 (12 days ago) @ maggie

:megusta:

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by Bill Fun, Monday, November 25, 2019, 20:23 (12 days ago) @ jaui

I am always perplexed when I walk by a bar in Centro with incredibly loud techno-disco music expecting to see a jumping place with people having a lot of fun. Instead thee are like 5 bored people in there.

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by Sandy feet, Seattle, Monday, November 25, 2019, 21:10 (12 days ago) @ Bill Fun

That's so true! Seems silly.

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by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 05:55 (11 days ago) @ Bill Fun

And the noise is so loud that conversation is impossible.

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by zulualpha, Monday, November 25, 2019, 07:51 (12 days ago) @ maggie

Making private use of public air space is common practise in these parts, and is overwhelmingly tolerated, if not enjoyed, by most Mexicans. A foreign visitor´s comments about such out-of-place "noise" almost always evokes the trademark "shrug" from locals. We don´t know that there is a social irritant more grating to visitors than inappropriate, loud music. Nor is there likely a subject where cultural views are more divirgent.
Hey...it could have been techno-beat-hiphop-rap played through supercharged double-bass woofers --suicidal at 3.00 a.m.

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by maggie, Monday, November 25, 2019, 09:17 (12 days ago) @ zulualpha

Hah. You are so right! Could be a whole lot worse than benign folky Beatles songs!
I’ll simply wait and enjoy the quiet after 10 pm. Fortunately I am a night person.
Have a great day and thank you for the perspective.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, November 25, 2019, 08:03 (12 days ago) @ maggie

One of my favourite experiences on la ropa (at the Catalina ) is to sit out on the balcony, watch the stars and listen to the magnificent ocean singing, a few gekoes gekking and the cicadas chirping . In the past there would be a wandering minstrel or two adding their harmonies to the evening.
Now there is a cafe on the beach that has a plugged in band with amplifiers broadcasting their wretched oldie mouldy music all over the beach. I say unplug and let those who are interested go to the restaurant to hear it but why must everyone else be subjected to this noise?
I can only hope this will end at 9
Oh apparently not ok let’s hope for ten.
Buenas nochas and happy quiet star gazing.
If one must have an amplifier why not write your own music?
Oh never mind

Totally agree with you. The beach is for listening to the waves and the wandering musicians with their guitars.

Please express your concerns to the good folks at the hotel Catalina. Hopefully they can ask the restaurant to tone it down a bit. Unfortunately a short ways down the beach the Thompson hotel is one of the hotels promoting DJ techno music on the beach, so perhaps other businesses think this is something that foreign tourists enjoy and seek on their vacations.

You make a comment: "Being of a certain age I find listening to music from the past tedious and annoying. Much rather listen to a talented mariachi band playing and singing Mexican songs."

For Mexicans, mariachi music is "old music". Just to keep things in perspective. B-)
Saludos.

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by maggie, Monday, November 25, 2019, 09:25 (12 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Point well taken
I think i’ll just shut up, relax and enjoy the quiet when I can. :)
But seriously disco music?? Yikes
I have a file in my mind labeled
“What fresh hell is this?”
Dorothy Parker coined it and it is still serviceable alas.
Looking like yet another idyllic Zihua day, enjoy

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by Maybs, Monday, November 25, 2019, 13:19 (12 days ago) @ maggie

It appears to me that the tranquility of La Ropa is slowly being taken over
:rockband:
I agree that I would rather listen to the travelling beach musicians (locals). For me Ixtapa is more suited or designed for the " Loud Music " scene.

I do love the beautiful beach of La RopaB-)

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by wisconsinjuan @, Monday, November 25, 2019, 19:18 (12 days ago) @ Maybs

I rarely hear music over on Playa Palmar. Waves are bigger and cover it up anyway. I love it over here. Not everyone hates Ixtapa.

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by ILUVZIH, Monday, November 25, 2019, 14:06 (12 days ago) @ maggie

I’m really enjoying the Jackhammers coming from Sotavento.

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by Casa Juan @, Monday, November 25, 2019, 16:32 (12 days ago) @ ILUVZIH

and I was thinking about complaining about the neighbor's music in Las Mesas before she goes to her bartending job in Ixtapa?:-o :-(