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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Sunday, November 15, 2020, 20:24 (19 days ago)


https://youtu.be/_zF8troQnRE

As of today Zihuatanejo has registered a cumulative total of 1,495 confirmed cases of Covid-19 (4 more than yesterday), 112 that have resulted in fatalities, 5 that are currently active, and approximately 1,277 that have recovered.

Zihuatanejo is currently jam packed with tourists. Mostly families. This evening it seemed most folks were wearing masks but not respecting safe distancing. And of course the construction work restricting accesses to the downtown beach only makes things worse.

One thing about the construction: everywhere that the adoquín pavement has been torn up there is sand underneath, sand that is part of the beach and that helps drain the water when it rains, but it won't drain anything after it's paved over with cement. The cement will make the ambient temperature hotter, drying out the plants faster that the government rarely if ever waters now. This construction was not necessary and cannot possibly be an improvement, IMHO. We didn't ask for it, we were never consulted, and the project was never publicly bidded on. The transparency of the project has been null. It was simply announced and forced down our throats. Esto no es la forma para conducir el negocio del pueblo.

It doesn't look like we'll get any rain from Hurricane Iota. Forecasts show it dying out over the currently cool water off the Pacific Coast of Guatemala. I was hoping we might get some rain from it. We are way below average for our rainy season that officially ends for us on November 30.

If you decide to come back to LIFE with us, I hope you will choose one of my recommended reliable lodgings.
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Even the downtown beach was full of families of tourists today.
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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, November 16, 2020, 12:14 (18 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

I just wanted to add to my comment about who is wearing masks. EARLY in the evening when folks were still returning from Las Gatas, most people were wearing facemasks. Later in the evening when they were going to or returning from dining almost no one was wearing a facemask.

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by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Monday, November 16, 2020, 13:00 (18 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

So the Las Gatas restaurants are open and the pangas are operating?

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by Sandy feet, Seattle, Monday, November 16, 2020, 13:01 (18 days ago) @ frostbite

Yes

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, November 16, 2020, 13:07 (18 days ago) @ frostbite

So the Las Gatas restaurants are open and the pangas are operating?

Yes, but they had to turn away tourists yesterday due to crowding.

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by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Monday, November 16, 2020, 15:18 (18 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

That must have pleased the tourists; paying to get over there only to be turned away by the restaurants. We tend to leave early, so we're not too worried. 2 more weeks!

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by Casa Juan @, Monday, November 16, 2020, 16:17 (18 days ago) @ frostbite

avoid weekends then not usually a problem until Dec 15th!

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by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Monday, November 16, 2020, 17:06 (18 days ago) @ Casa Juan

We stay home on weekends.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, November 16, 2020, 17:32 (18 days ago) @ frostbite

That must have pleased the tourists; paying to get over there only to be turned away by the restaurants. We tend to leave early, so we're not too worried. 2 more weeks!

You misunderstand. They were not allowed to take pangas over until tourists returned. This is also occurring at Playa Linda for Isla Ixtapa.

Question regarding Las Gatas & Isla Ixtapa

by Alazka, Thursday, November 19, 2020, 16:06 (15 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

"That must have pleased the tourists; paying to get over there only to be turned away by the restaurants. We tend to leave early, so we're not too worried. 2 more weeks!"

'You misunderstand. They were not allowed to take pangas over until tourists returned. This is also occurring at Playa Linda for Isla Ixtapa.'

Is one correct to understand that Las Gatas and Isla Ixtapa are currently keeping the daily visitor capacity at lower levels than the capacity 'number' they used before pandemic?

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Thursday, November 19, 2020, 16:18 (15 days ago) @ Alazka

Yes, I think the number is supposed to be at 50% of "normal."