"Beautiful bay threatened by pollution" Zihuatanejo by rkearns

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Playa Madera

Well, upon first arriving in zihua, we got a room and walked down to the beach. we were absolutely disgusted and disappointed with how much trash there was on the the beach and in the water. when a wave would build, we saw trash and diapers in it. when the waves came it, it would wash trash from the beach out to sea and also leave sediment on the sand. we saw kids and adults just throw their wrappers, bags and plastic bottles on the beach. it was so disheartening. i have to say that some parts of the world have an environmental consciousness that does not exist in mexico and elsewhere.

we then read in the lonely planet that this beach is one of the 16 most polluted in the country, according to an environmental survey.

it´s such a shame, because the bay and the hills, the entire landscape, is breathtaking. i wish that people would use the trashcans and have respect for where they live and where they travel. needless to say, we were afraid to eat any seafood because of what we saw in the water.

  • Last visit to Zihuatanejo: Jul 2008
  • Intro Updated Jul 24, 2010
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