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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 20:33 (78 days ago)


https://youtu.be/UU9Hrg25X3c

Zihuatanejo has a cumulative total of 958 confirmed Covid-19 cases, 69 that have resulted in fatalities, 224 that are currently active, and 645 that have recovered. There has been a decline of 74.93 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the previous two weeks.

Saw turtle tracks on la Playa Principal this morning. Maybe someone finally got those dogs off the beach that have been harassing the sea turtles and scaring them off. I hope it was the Marina who dug them up.

We really couldn't wish for better weather. It gets just warm enough in the day, unless you move too fast and then it gets hot, and just cool enough in the evenings. I heard thunder a little while ago in the distance, but not a drop has fallen here so far.

Local lodging operators are hoping enough people will come visit or at least make deposits on reservations in the next few weeks to help the get past this difficult time. They and their employees have been working quite hard to provide a healthy environment for visitors, it would be a shame if it were all for nothing.

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Part of the new "Ciclopista" that goes all the way to Playa Linda.
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by Charlybby, Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 00:53 (78 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Can't wait to get back! :brilliant:

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by Nexpaaddicts, Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 07:37 (78 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Like a lot of people in the U.S. we are waiting before we book to see if this virus spikes even more in the fall. I feel for the businesses that are trying to survive in these troubling times, but that is happening in a good percentage of the world. There is no magic solution that’s going to make people feel safe, especially when you have people not following the mask and social distancing guidelines. A lot of my friends are waiting to book their flights as I am. Hopefully this virus will get wiped out sooner than later. We are pretty isolated in the states and live out of town, plus we are seniors and I have underlying conditions so we have to take that into consideration when we go anywhere. We have been coming down for 22 years and spend 5 months so this has been very troubling and heartbreaking that we might not have that luxury this year.????????????

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by Suave, Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 09:31 (78 days ago) @ Nexpaaddicts

Hi Rob. I do not reply often but do enjoy reading your site to gather information on the area. My friend and I ride our bicicletas from Ixtapa to Zihuatanejo frequently to the Central Mercado to load up our back packs with fruits and vegetables. We are normally there January until April. Hopefully can be there this year. My question is . Does the new ciclopista trail weave it's way through Zihuatanejo and connect to the trail at the bottom of the big hill going back to Ixtapa. Regards

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 10:17 (78 days ago) @ Suave

Hi Rob. I do not reply often but do enjoy reading your site to gather information on the area. My friend and I ride our bicicletas from Ixtapa to Zihuatanejo frequently to the Central Mercado to load up our back packs with fruits and vegetables. We are normally there January until April. Hopefully can be there this year. My question is . Does the new ciclopista trail weave it's way through Zihuatanejo and connect to the trail at the bottom of the big hill going back to Ixtapa. Regards

Thanks for the kind words!

Just a note, you know there are a couple of mercados in Ixtapa, right? Merza in the main shopping district of Ixtapa across from the Holiday Inn is an excellent supermarket, and in Pelícanos there are two places: a fairly decent market as well as a convenience store with fresh fruits and veggies. For those mornings when you don't feel like riding so far. ;-)

The Ciclopista is still under construction, but yes, it will connect to the trail at the bottom of the big hill at Vaso Miraflores across from the Universidad Tecnológico.

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by el vagabundo @, Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 09:36 (78 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Rob

It looks like the new walkway is done in the pic, is it all done one and to the other?

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 10:34 (78 days ago) @ el vagabundo

Rob

It looks like the new walkway is done in the pic, is it all done one and to the other?

I believe there is still a section being worked on in El Limón that will connect to the bike path at Vaso Miraflores near the two gasoline stations. Not sure what the entire project is because there was no bidding, no public presentation, work simply began one day in Ixtapa around the same time our mayor took office. I believe it was a political gift from the governor since our mayor owns the cement company that is carrying out the project (as well as every other local public works project). ;-)

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by B&S @, Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 11:00 (78 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

We have been advised by a friend, who is assigned to the bike path project, that it will ultimately go through Park Limon and then through an existing tunnel under the highway before connecting with the Ixtapa bike paths. The Park Limon trail is a beautiful hike , almost like going through a rain forest, so the completed bike/hiking path will be a wonderful experience once/if it gets finished.

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by Casa Juan @, Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 11:49 (77 days ago) @ B&S

I am curious to see what is done in Parque Limon, now mostly undeveloped. I hope it doesn't intrude too much on the fauna and wildlife that still exists there, albeit struggling.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 12:26 (77 days ago) @ Casa Juan

I am curious to see what is done in Parque Limon, now mostly undeveloped. I hope it doesn't intrude too much on the fauna and wildlife that still exists there, albeit struggling.

Parque El Limón is very likely to become just another settlement for land thieves, as much of "modern" Zihuatanejo has become. That's how the land you own became available for sale, because it was previously designated Zona Ecológica Protegida, a designation we were all quite happy with. It's a damn shame, but if you look at Acapulco's contemporary history of development, we seem to be on exactly the same path for the same reasons: it serves the political needs of multiple unscrupulous political currents. Of course, I hope I'm wrong. But I'm pretty sure I've seen this movie before, and it doesn't have a happy ending except for the corrupt and unscrupulous.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 12:19 (77 days ago) @ B&S

We have been advised by a friend, who is assigned to the bike path project, that it will ultimately go through Park Limon and then through an existing tunnel under the highway before connecting with the Ixtapa bike paths. The Park Limon trail is a beautiful hike , almost like going through a rain forest, so the completed bike/hiking path will be a wonderful experience once/if it gets finished.

Like I said, very few details of this project have been made public. According to recent reports, it doesn't look like it's going to be built behind the Tecnológico, so if not then it would make no sense to go through Parque El Limón which is supposed to be a natural preserve free from construction, and this bike path is turning out to be quite a bit of construction. It appears it may cross the street to El Hujal at Vaso Miraflores.