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Old 10-24-2005   #31 (permalink)
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Most of the roads are either closed or impassable right now. How could the busses possibly be running?
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Old 10-25-2005   #32 (permalink)
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This just in from my architect

I just started construction on my little project. Had 10 days work in the ground and was worried about conditions. I got through to my architect who put my fears to rest. It is not as bad as some fear. Here is his e-mail reply to me 10 minutes ago.

Hello David, we are O.K., only small damages at home, today we are working normaly, we have electrc and phone, Playa is going up very fast, the damages are not that bad and the construction is going on also, so don't worry, everything will be normal in one month....

I'll let you know about news or anything.....thank you for your worry.

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Does anyone have any news about the restaurant La Tarraya? I love that place and am a little worried for it since it is right on the beach and has pretty simple construction. Also, any word on the Maya Bric? Thanks and great job w/ all of the posts. It's amazing how much info is contained here, especially compared to the main stream media sources.
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Vacation Rental Homes

Is anyone able to provide information on the homes that were on the beach next to the Continental Plaza hotel? We are booked into the Orilla del Mar. I think I know the answer, but I guess I just need to confirm my fears. Thanks so much in advance and we are booked to go in early January so I am sure all will be up and running by then.
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Old 10-25-2005   #35 (permalink)
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I am planning to go in Dec. if permitted and spend alot of money and donate to help the devasted area.
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Old 10-25-2005   #36 (permalink)
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I am planning to go in Dec. if permitted and spend alot of money and donate to help the devasted area.
Does anyone know how the Tropical made out - been trying to get ahold of Jane/Luis/Geraldo but have no contact with them. Also, unstand in reading another board that Mamitas may have sustained some severe damage any word on either. Thanks.
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Old 10-25-2005   #37 (permalink)
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My Travel Agent will be in the area to assess the damage and will report back in a few days, I will post her report.
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Old 10-25-2005   #38 (permalink)
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Most of the roads are either closed or impassable right now. How could the busses possibly be running?
However this is not the current situation. I had rental guests arrive from Belize(yes in their truck) early on Monday (or perhaps even Sunday night). And I know one person in town that has already made a round trip to Chetumal from Playa after the hurricane. I expect (but I don’t know this is true as I have not talked to anyone today that has attempted to drive north) that there may be problems on 307 north of Playa.
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Old 10-25-2005   #39 (permalink)
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On a german board I just found info on the ruins. It looks like the ruins of Tulum and Coba (among other) didn't suffer much damage. The areas are closed though as the entry areas are flooded (and from what I understand the Coba-ruin area too but didn't damage the pre-historic ruins). Buildings in those areas didn't suffer much structural damage though.

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REPORTE PRELIMINAR DE ZONAS ARQUEOLÓGICAS Y MUSEOS DEL INAH EN EL SURESTE MEXICANO


*** En Quintana Roo cerradas 7 de 12 zonas arqueológicas: San Gervasio, El Rey, El Meco, Tulum, Muyil, Cobá y Xel-Há


La Coordinación Nacional de Centros INAH del Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia dio a conocer un informe preliminar sobre el estado que guarda el patrimonio cultural bajo custodia del Instituto, luego del paso del huracán Wilma por las costas de Quintana Roo, Yucatán y Campeche.

De acuerdo con el informe preliminar, hasta el momento no se han registrado daños en el patrimonio cultural. Sin embargo, hay inundaciones en el acceso de entrada a la zona arqueológica de Tulum, así como en la mayor parte de la zona arqueológica de Cobá (sin daños aparentes a las estructuras prehispánicas); así como interrupción en el suministro de energía eléctrica y servicio telefónico, en ambos sitios.

En Tulúm el fenómeno meteorológico provocó la caída de la cubierta de una bodega, mientras que en Xel-Há, a 22 kilómetros al norte de Cancún, se registró la caída de la mayor parte de la maya ciclónica perimetral.

Permanecen cerrados al público los sitios arqueológicos de Tulum, Xel-Há, San Gervasio, El Rey, El Meco, Muyil y Cobá, en Quintana Roo.

En cuanto al Museo Arqueológico de Cancún el reporte respectivo precisa que aún cuando los fuertes vientos provocaron rotura de ventanas y puertas de acceso, así como la caída de plafones de la zona de oficinas, la colección no sufrió daños, sin embargo se realizará el traslado de este patrimonio a Chetumal para garantizar su seguridad.

El Centro INAH Quintana Roo con sede en Chetumal destina recursos a los trabajadores que sufrieron afectaciones en sus viviendas y los apoyará con despensas.

Yucatán

En Yucatán se determinó el cierre temporal de la zona arqueológica de Chichen Itzá para realizar trabajos de limpieza exhaustiva, en tanto que en Uxmal se reportó baja afluencia de visitantes.

Como se había previsto en las medidas preventivas antes del paso del fenómeno, el Centro INAH en la entidad procedió a la revisión de cañerías y al reforzamiento de techos y ventanas en todos los monumentos históricos, entre ellos el Palacio de Cantón, el Museo del Pueblo Maya y la Pinacoteca.

Campeche

Por su parte, el Centro INAH-Campeche solo ha reportado la caída de líneas de energía eléctrica en la zona arqueológica de Edzná.

El Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia trabaja de manera constante en Programas Preventivos en caso de Desastres Naturales, los cuales en esta ocasión se pusieron en marcha antes del arribo del fenómeno natural.
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El perico azul?

Please any info on the Blue parrot?
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Please any info on the Blue parrot?
I have been looking for information about the Blue parrot but havent found any.. but i think it will come in the next days...
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Old 10-25-2005   #42 (permalink)
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Riviera del Sol & nearby beach

Anyone know the condition of the Riviera del Sol hotel at 1a Avenida norte and Calle 30 or the beach at the nearby beach clubs?
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Old 10-25-2005   #43 (permalink)
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Great News about the Blue Parrot, Xel-ha

Just wanted to thank everyone as I have been glued to this website since last Thursday. We own a condo in Playacar and visit Playa every few months. I have to say that we weren't worried about our condo, we were worried about the town that we love so much! Windows can be replaced, and water & sand can be cleaned up! We can't wait to get there next weekend so that we can help and donate items much needed. i have a group staying at the Royal Porto Real, wanted to make sure that some of the restaurants would be open. My friends had the option to get a full refund, I have convinced them to still go.

The Blue Parrot hotel, restaurant, bar, dancing, etc....will be open completly tomorrow, talked to the owner.

Xel-ha will be opening tomorrow also.

I too am very upset as to how the media has given bad information about Playa. They will recover quickly! We need to spread the word that Playa was NOT hit as bad as Cancun. Thanks again everyone!

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Old 10-25-2005   #44 (permalink)
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that's great news have a nice time while there
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Just wanted to thank everyone as I have been glued to this website since last Thursday. We own a condo in Playacar and visit Playa every few months. I have to say that we weren't worried about our condo, we were worried about the town that we love so much! Windows can be replaced, and water & sand can be cleaned up! We can't wait to get there next weekend so that we can help and donate items much needed. i have a group staying at the Royal Porto Real, wanted to make sure that some of the restaurants would be open. My friends had the option to get a full refund, I have convinced them to still go.

The Blue Parrot hotel, restaurant, bar, dancing, etc....will be open completly tomorrow, talked to the owner.

Xel-ha will be opening tomorrow also.

I too am very upset as to how the media has given bad information about Playa. They will recover quickly! We need to spread the word that Playa was NOT hit as bad as Cancun. Thanks again everyone!

Susan Van Ness
Denver, CO

Did you get any info on BP on 5th?
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