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.



Thursday, September 10, 2015

Travelers are choosing airlines over buses Taking a plane is often cheaper than going by bus

Travelers are choosing airlines over buses

Taking a plane is often cheaper than going by bus

Travel by air continues to grow in Mexico at the expense of the bus lines, whose fares in many cases are higher than those of the airlines.
The number of people who have traveled by plane grew 68% in the past 10 years, a period during which bus passenger levels grew just 21%.Twenty years ago, just 0.9% of Mexicans traveled by air, a figure that has risen to 1.8%, according to estimates by the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation.
One reason why travelers are choosing air over ground travel is the fares. Bus tickets increased 21% in price between 2012 and 2015 but airline tickets rose by only 2.6% in the same period.
For example, a VivaAerobus ticket from Monterrey to Guadalajara, departing October 9, will cost 671 pesos (or US $40). Take the bus and the price is 850 pesos. An Interjet ticket for a Mexico City-Cancún flight can be purchased for 1,619 pesos but the trip with ADO will cost 2,160.
Reduced travel time when going by air is also a factor, and analyst Bernardo Vélez of Grupo Bursátil Mexicano, an investment and brokerage firm, sees potential for further growth for the airlines on bus routes that exceed five hours.
More Mexicans are discovering the advantages of air travel, according to the airlines, which estimate that during the past year 27% of their passengers — 877,480 people — were traveling by plane for the first time.
Source: El Financiero (sp)Another factor in the increased popularity of air travel is the growing middle class, says Vélez.
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