A little about Playa Zipolite, The Beach of the Dead . . .

Playa Zipolite, Oaxaca, Southern Mexico, on the Pacific Ocean. A little bit about my favorite little get-away on this small world of ours.

Zipolite, a sweaty 30-minute walk west from Puerto Angel, brings you to Playa Zipolite and another world. The feeling here is 1970's - Led Zep, Marley, and scruffy gringos.

A long, long time ago, Zipolite beach was usually visited by the Zapotecans...who made it a magical place. They came to visit Zipolite to meditate, or just to rest.

Recently, this beach has begun to receive day-trippers from Puerto Angel and Puerto Escondido, giving it a more TOURISTY feel than before.

Most people come here for the novelty of the nude beach, yoga, turtles, seafood, surf, meditation, vegetarians, discos, party, to get burnt by the sun, or to see how long they can stretch their skinny budget.

I post WWW Oaxaca, Mexico, Zipolite and areas nearby information. Also general budget, backpacker, surfer, off the beaten path, Mexico and beyond, information.

REMEMBER: Everyone is welcome at Zipolite.



Friday, April 18, 2014

Mexican Catholics self-flagellate in honor of Easter PBS NewsHour Processions of masked men trudge through the streets of the southern Mexican town of Taxco to mark the beginning of Easter celebrations this weekend. Known as "encruzados," crucified ones in English, these men flog themselves, while carrying thorny brunches, as heavy as 88 pounds, to mimic the suffering of Jesus Christ bearing the cross.

Mexican Catholics self-flagellate in honor of Easter
PBS NewsHour
Processions of masked men trudge through the streets of the southern Mexican town of Taxco to mark the beginning of Easter celebrations this weekend.

Known as "encruzados," crucified ones in English, these men flog themselves, while carrying thorny brunches, as heavy as 88 pounds, to mimic the suffering of Jesus Christ bearing the cross.


Eye-Openers: The story of corn in Oaxaca [Video] SFGate (blog) Above is a gorgeous video about corn in Oaxaca — and the people who grow and cook it. Just watch it. For your Wednesday morning enjoyment.

Eye-Openers: The story of corn in Oaxaca [Video]
Above is a gorgeous video about corn in Oaxaca — and the people who grow and cook it. Just watch it. For your Wednesday morning enjoyment.

Thursday, April 17, 2014


*** Z  I  P  O  L  I  T  E ***


Buscas un sitio para vacaciones, estable, limpio y entre la naturaleza del pacifico mexicano.  Sitio ideal para tu jubilación, tranquilo para un descanso cerca de la playa.  Vacaciones a Oaxaca-México, cerca de Mazunte  y  Bahías de Huatulco.

You look for stable, clean a site for vacations, and between the nature of the Mexican Pacific. Ideal site for your retirement, calm for a rest near the beach. Trips to Mexico, near Mazunte  and Bays of Huatulco

- 450 m2 Terreno total,  - 12x12 m2 de construcción,  - Material – loza – tabique rojo, - Terreno con árboles frutales, cercado, -Estacionamiento para 4 autos,  - 3 recamaras, sala comedor, - 1 baño (acabados), - Corredor con tejado semi cerrado, - Corredor lateral laminado, .- Barda de contención, con escalera a la azotea (para ver agua-tinaco, y tendederos), - Agua, luz, fosa ecológica (no se llena), aguas residuales a árboles, - Protecciones anti huracán en cada ventana y puerta, - Lugar fresco, seguro, tranquilo y arbolado. - A 10 minutos caminando de Playa Zipolite.

Inf. tel. 01 951 55 3 63 62 ext. 650  (trabajo) de 10 am  a  8 pm.  O inf. a los correos: ,   o al cel.  951 111 9847.


Safe House sell in Playa Zipolite
You look for stable, clean a site for vacations, and between the nature of the Mexican Pacific. Ideal site for your retirement, calm for a rest near the beach. Trips to Mexico, near Mazunte  and Bays of Huatulco.

450 m2 Total Land
- 9x12 construction m2
- Material - ware - red brick
- Land with fruit trees, fenced, with access up to 4 cars.
- 3 equipped  bedrooms, dining room, 1 bathroom (copper, tile, finishes)
- Semi-enclosed corridor with roof
- Corridor laminated side.
- Fence containment, with stairs to the roof (to see water-water tank, and drying)
- Water, electricity, green pit (not full), waste water trees
- Protections anti hurricane in every window and door.
- Place fresh, safe, quiet and wooded, for holidays and rest: Retirees and
pensioners place.
Information tel. 01 951 55 3 63 62 ext. 650 from 10 am to 8 pm. Or inf. to e

Vente Safe House à Playa Zipolite
Vous recherchez stable, nettoyer un site pour les vacances, et entre la nature de la côte pacifique du Mexique. Site idéal pour votre retraite, calmer pour un repos près de la plage. Voyages au Mexique, près de Mazunte et Baies de Huatulco.

450 m2 Terrain total
- La construction 9x12 m2
- Matériel - ware - rouge brique
- Terrain avec arbres fruitiers, clôturé, avec accès à un maximum de 4 voitures.
- 3 chambres équipées, salle à manger, 1 salle de bain (cuivre, de tuiles, de finitions)
- Semi-clôturé couloir avec toit
- Corridor laminé côté.
Clôture de confinement, avec escalier vers le toit (pour voir l'eau le réservoir d'eau, et le séchage) -
- Eau, électricité, fosse vert (non complète), les arbres des eaux usées
- Protections des ouragans de lutte contre dans toutes les portes et fenêtres.
- Placez frais, reste tranquille, calme et boisé, pour des vacances et les retraités et
retraités lieu.
Renseignements tél. 01 951 55 3 63 62 poste. 650 à partir de 10 h à 20 heures. Ou inf. à 


Mezcal, Tequila, Cuba Libre

La Isla.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

TRIPOLITE 3rd edition - Electronic Music Festival



TRIPOLITE 3rd edition - Electronic Music Festival

The musical adventures go from, House, Minimal, Techno, Progressive, Zenonesque, Psygressive, Fullon, Forest, High-tech & Darkpsy...

International and national artists all together in an electric dream...

❖ HASHASHIN (Elektro Magnetik//Green Tree Rec) Brussels-Belgium

❖ KOSMIC EYES (MMD Records//Woorpz Records) Tutxla Gtz Chiapas

❖ DAN MAKOID (Flat Belly Recordings//DC 10 Records) Mexico City DF

❖ AIR CUT (Subliminal Vibes) Brussels-Belgium

❖ KOSMIC WIZARD (Elektro Magnetik) Guatemala City

❖ PAD-CTRL (Tatewari Records) Oaxaca

❖ OBELYSK (Tatewari Records) México City DF

❖ SOFT LEVI (Divinorum) Mexico City DF

❖ HERMANOS SALGADO (Fat Chord Rec//Beat Teck Label//Wom Rec) Mexico City DF

❖ BIOTECH (Tronika) Queretaro

--------------------------CLOSED LINE UP--------------------------

❖ MOZKATT (Elektro Magnetik//Subliminal Vibes) Brussels-Belgium

❖ MART-LESS AKA NEW ERROR (Subliminal Vibes//B Music) Mexico City DF

❖ DELIK (Subliminal Vibes//Beat Delicious) Mexico City DF

❖ AXL (Subliminal Vibes) Mexico City DF

❖ BRYAN B. aka PSYKRON (A.L.E. Records) Mexico City

❖ ALEZANDRO aka TOXIC SOUND (Be Music//Ale Recs) Mexico City

❖ SIGNAL LIFE (Bitempo) Mexico City DF

❖ MAD INSEKT (Tatewari Records) Oaxaca

❖ ADR (Tatewari Records) Oaxaca

❖ HASH (VCR) Oaxaca

❖ NOIZE (Tatewari Records) Mexico City DF

❖ AKBAL (flying people crew) Guanajuato

❖ VORTICE COSMICO (B Music) Mexico City DF

❖ MASTERMIND aka Destroying Brains - Mexico City DF
(Popol Vuh Records//Pandemonium Records)

________________ CLOSED LINE UP________________


❖ Tatewari Records (Oaxaca City)


❖ Biotech (Tronika) Queretaro

❖ Ilogik (Tatewari Records) Oaxaca

Playa Zipolite
Pochutla / Oaxaca / México (pacific coast)

Entry fee

Beach camping, Sun & Pacific Ocean!!! :)

How to get Zipolite / como llegar a Zipolite

El pueblo de Zipolite se localiza a 3 km al oeste de Puerto Angel.

The village of Zipolite is located 3 km west of Puerto Angel.

_________POR AIRE ________ (BY AIR)

Del aeropuerto de Huatulco (45 kms) o de Puerto Escondido (75 kms) vuelos diarios de la ciudad de México y de Oaxaca con Aerolínea Mexicana, Interjet y vivaereobus y en 1 hora llegaras.

Huatulco airport (45 kms) or Puerto Escondido (75 kms) daily flights from Mexico City and Oaxaca with Mexican Airline, Interjet and vivaereobus and one hour arrived.

_________POR AUTOBUS _____ (BY BUS)

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Tiene que cancelar la entrada

My Spanish Notes

Posted: 10 Apr 2014 03:28 AM PDT
My faithful readers, you are in for a big surprise today.  What is it you ask?  Instead of talking about Mexican Spanish as I so often do, I'll be sharing my experiences from my trip to Costa Rica.  This will probably take more than one post, so the first thing I'm going to talk about is the Spanish (Costa Rican slang) I heard.

The were two words that I must have heard every 5 minutes that stick out in my mind.  Mae and buenas.  Let's start withmae.

Mae, or maes in plural is the Costa Rican version of dude.  I heard this everywhere.  And when I say everywhere, I mean everywhere.  It was being used by men and women of all ages.

Hola mae, ¿cómo estás?
Hi dude, how are you?

Oye mae
Hey dude

Maes, ¿adónde vamos?
Dudes (guys/fellas) where are we going?

Next is buenas.  Buenas simply an informal greeting, a shortened version of buenos días and buenas tarde/noche.  You can use it any time of day or night, and to be honest I could probably count the number of times I heard anything else used as a greeting on one hand.

My Spanish is far from perfect, but it's gotten good enough to the point that it's rare that I'm completely stumped.  But apparently it's not that rare.

 Tiene que cancelar la entrada

I was walking into a night club when I heard this.  While I understood each and every single word clearly I had no idea what he was talking about.

As far as I knew, the verb cancelar (according to the dictionary) meant to cancel or void.  So my mind starts racing trying to figure this out.  I knew entrada meant cover charge/entrance fee, so is he telling me I can't go in?

¿Qué diablos me esta diciendo este mae?
What the hell is this dude saying to me?

Well, I didn't have to wait long to find out what he was saying.  He points to the caja (In this case the window where  you have to pay the entrance fee) and now I know what's going on.

Tiene que cancelar la entrada
You have to pay the cover

And when I paid the exit fee to leave Costa Rica, the receipt was stamped cancelado.

Apparently cancelar and pagar can be used as synonyms in Costa Rica.  And now that I "doy cuenta" (realize) what he was saying, I remember a friend had told me his story of the same thing happening to him in Colombia.  Now you all know and hopefully won't be taken by surprise.

I noticed the word hale on several doors.  Obviously this means pull.  What I found surprising is that I've seen this as jalein Mexico.

I overheard a couple of maes using the word guilas.  A guila is nothing more than a colloquial way to refer to a woman.

Mae, mira estas guilas
Dude, check out those girls

Bretear means to work.

Tengo que bretear hoy
I have to work today

¿Breteas hoy?
Are you working today?

While I was browsing through a souvenir shop, a young lady told me:

Tenemos paños

Once again my so-called improved Spanish that rarely leaves me stumped has left me stumped once again.  She explained to me that paño means towel.  The dictionary calls it a rag, but hey, close enough, right?  She also told me they aren't always synonyms.

I'll leave you with a few more words before I wrap this up.  In fact, I probably should have started with these.

People from Costa Rica are costarricenses.  But locally they're know as ticos and ticas.  Ticos are men and ticas are woman.

¿Eres tico?
Are you Costa Rican?

That's it for today.  I still have a few more words for you and some more fotos, so stay tuned.  In the mean time, click here if you want to learn a little more about Costa Rican slang.

You also might want to check out some of my other travel related posts.

¡Hasta la próxima!

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Playa Mazunte – the family that fishes together….. BY MICHELLE LAMPHERE on APRIL 13, 2014

Playa Mazunte – the family that fishes together…..

We treated ourselves to a beach cabana one night in Mazunte, somewhat out of choice and somewhat out of necessity. It was a big budget splurge at a whopping $45 USD (nearly 3 times what we usually pay for a place to stay) for the night if we aren’t camping, but the thatched-roof hut room came with a small balcony overlooking the beach and surf below. The breeze and sunset together were worth every penny. The beds came with mosquito nets and a gecko came to visit me in the shower, all icing on the cake.
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Since we were springing for such a treat, we sat and enjoyed the room more than we usually would. We hit the highlights of the area but still had time to enjoy the luxury of the view from our room. Throughout the day there were fishermen casting nets from shore.
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At first I couldn’t see what they were trying to catch but then what I thought were deeper sections of water or plants seemed to move. The dark blue turned out to be moving schools of small fish.
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After a while I figured out they were casting their nets at just the moment that the school was being chased to the beach by bigger predator fish. So the fishermen weren’t trying to catch the small ones, but the ones a step higher in the food chain. They prepare their nets and watch the schools swarming and moving in the water, and they pace back and forth along the waterline to track where they need to be when they cast.
After a while I started to understand some relationships between the people on the beach. And soon I had emotionally adopted a small family whose father was one of the hardest-working fishermen on the beach that day. He was wearing a dark gray tee and dark blue shorts with red trim. You may see him in several of the pics. He had two sons and a daughter helping him that afternoon to reel in the net and clean it out and to gather the fish into a bucket. The mother sat and watched while all three kids took turns relaxing and then helping when needed. It wasn’t rehearsed, it was learned. Everyone knew their parts from obviously having done this many, many times. The kids were laughing and enjoying each other. Everyone worked in harmony and obviously really appreciated and supported each other. They had two dogs who played and ran on the beach. They whole scene was beautiful.
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I watched Papa cast the net over and over. Sometimes he came up empty and sometimes he had a couple of fish. After the sun set he moved a little closer to where I sat above watching the show. He gathered his net and cast the pale green circular web into the water.
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And after a long afternoon…jackpot.
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Mexico has been filled with incredible beauty – mountains, canyons, beaches, skies, food, artisans, history and so much more. But one of the most beautiful things that I have seen in Mexico is summed up in one word…family.
It’s such a huge part of this culture, and its obviously everyone’s priority. I see fathers carrying tiny babies and pushing strollers. I see siblings playing and hugging, and getting along. I see children being more than content with what they have, even if it’s very little. I see strong mothers correct their childs behavior in a loving and simple way. I’ve seen mothers and fathers both work incredibly hard to make sure their children are fed and safe. I see grandparents cared for by the next generations with respect and love. There are no tantrums, no fights, no harsh words, no dirty looks, no sassing or sarcasm. I see men treating their wives with affection, care and tenderness. There aren’t public displays of affection but there is a reserved, steady, sincere and unending love between these people. Everyone treats each other with patience, kindness, respect and love. It’s beautiful.
It is, after all, the most valuable thing any of us will ever have, whether its the family we are born with or the one we make for ourselves in life.