The November 07 flooding was intense here, but the city is functioning quite well. Unfortunately, a lot of the museums are closed for renovationsâ€”La Casa Siempreviva (p. 294) and the Casa Museo Carlos Pellicer (p. 295) were damaged, as was the Museo de Historia (p. 295). Also, the Museo Regional de Antropologia (p. 296) in the CICOM complex will be shut for several years for a major overhaul. You canâ€™t really walk along the river to CICOM because the waterfront is still stacked with sandbags.
Parque La Venta (p. 296), however, is just fine. The zoo area was undergoing some renovation when I visited in Feb 08 (and it was open on a Monday), but there was no lasting flood damage. Thereâ€™s now a sound-and-light show in the evenings (Tuesâ€“Sun at 8, 9 & 10pm; M$100) that involves walking through the park. Buy tickets at the secondary park entrance, farther southwest on Ruiz Cortines.
On the map (p. 296), the 2nd Class Bus Terminal on the east side, near the market, is no longer there. The main 2nd Class Terminal is at the other spot marked on the map, just north of Ruiz Cortines. (For that matter, the main market is actually just south of what is marked â€˜Mercadoâ€™ on the map. The area shown on the map is a much smaller, adjunct market.)
Both Soyaquarius restaurants (p. 299) are closed.