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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Sunday, October 11, 2020, 21:11 (9 days ago)


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As of today Zihuatanejo has registered a cumulative total of 1,342 confirmed cases of Covid-19, 100 that have resulted in fatalities, and 40 that are currently active.

It's looking like there will be no spike from the festivities of Día de la Independencia. A bit surprising but certainly not disappointing. Perhaps since it was mostly tourists who were not respecting the sanitary protocols, whatever infections occurred went back to their communities with them.

After not having eaten a hamburger for several months, the bacon cheeseburgers and fries from La Porteña today seemed to be the best I'd ever eaten. ¡Muchas gracias a nuestros amigos de La Porteña! We sure enjoy some fine cooking and delicious meals here on the Costa Grande of Guerrero. Even the gringo food is pretty darn good. ;-)

This weekend saw quite a lot of families visiting. The downtown beach and pier was full of families swimming, sunning and enjoying our perfect weather. It's good to see them here. As La Ropa seems to lean more and more towards elitist exclusivity, banning people who travel with their family pets, currently seeking to ban the beach chairs and umbrellas of the parastate Promotora de Playas that have catered to visitors on our beaches for the past 30 years or so, I worry that we are running off families who have always been the backbone of our tourist industry. When we start treating our visitors poorly, word gets around. The state and local governments only care about "cifras alegres", not local livelihoods or the reality here on the ground for us. Politicians and public servants don't live from tourism, and whatever lip service they give it is usually self serving. While I'm not a big fan of the ugly umbrellas and beach chairs of Promotora de Playas, the fact that visitors have come to count on them is important to consider, and in the absence of any kind of public facilities at any of our beaches, I believe it's time the community openly discussed the matter. I believe there should be free public parking areas, free public bathrooms, and an area of the beach at La Ropa where families can have their picnics and even use public grills or their own grills or hibachis. But we have never had those things. The few public bathrooms that do exist charge, so most people simply don't use them. We can do better, but short-sighted public servants seem to keep us from doing so by placing their personal ambitions above those of the community. We can do much better!

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by cd69 @, Winnipeg,MB,Canada, Sunday, October 11, 2020, 23:18 (9 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

This I can get behind no issue! I have never understood not to have any public washrooms on the beaches. It seems to be an issue in most parts of Mexico and of course creates sanitation issues. You would think it would not be that difficult to build something on most main beaches. Most other countries that have beaches part of a resort town do have such facilities. Being able to shower when getting off the beach would be nice too. And your idea of having BBQ and a place for picnic totally makes sense and is also common in many other countries having a similar set up of beaches/resort town. Not sure if this part is an issue with the restaurants community afraid of losing business but having some kind of park away from the beach with tables, BBQ, parking and garbage collection would be nice.

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by Dougschuler @, Denver, Monday, October 12, 2020, 09:10 (9 days ago) @ cd69

I too agree with the need for facilities on the beaches similar to Playa Linda. The beaches of Los Angeles has some but nowhere need what Florida has.

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by Rigamarta, Monday, October 12, 2020, 09:57 (9 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Yes, If they want to pour more concrete on the beach, why not do it in the form of several washrooms. I could see one on Playa Principal and two space along Playa La Ropa.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, October 12, 2020, 10:52 (8 days ago) @ Rigamarta

Yes, If they want to pour more concrete on the beach, why not do it in the form of several washrooms. I could see one on Playa Principal and two space along Playa La Ropa.

We don't want ANY more cement on our beaches. There already are two public restrooms on Playa Principal, but they charge. One was built for Playa La Ropa, but then almost magically it fell into private hands and became someone's tiendita. I haven't visited the mercadito the current mayor made a permanent fixture at La Ropa, but it should come with public bathrooms, though certainly they will charge. Playa La Madera has nothing, but somehow a bar was allowed to be built in the middle of the beach. Chaos, simulation and shortsightedness abound, but greed always wins the day.

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Monday, October 12, 2020, 12:11 (8 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Yes there are restrooms at the new mercadito and they charge 5 pesos when they are open.

There are also free showers.