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.



Sunday, October 25, 2015

Only minor damage reported after Patricia Hurricane now a tropical depression near Zacatecas

Only minor damage reported after Patricia

Hurricane now a tropical depression near Zacatecas

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The effects of Hurricane Patricia, the strongest
huricane in history, were felt across three Mexican states yesterday evening, leaving only minor damage and no loss of life, according to reports this morning.
The Category-5 storm made landfall at shortly after 6:00pm in the Bays of Tenacatita, Cuestecomate and Navidad in Jalisco, about 80 kilometers west-northwest of Manzanillo, Colima.
The eye of the storm battered the fishing villages and small towns of Melaque, El Estrecho and La Manzanilla with steady winds of 305 km/h and gusts up to 380.
“The waves were coming in to the hotel,” a night watchman at a hotel in Barra de Navidad told the Associated Press. Domingo Hernández said there were downed trees and utility poles everywhere in town.
Trees were knocked down in much of the region, and there was some flooding and mudslides, but little else had been reported in the way of damage as of noon today.
Strong winds and torrential rain continued in the area until about 9:00pm last night when the impact of the storm began to wane as it moved inland.
Nearly 10,000 people took refuge in emergency shelters while the same number of tourists were evacuated from Puerto Vallarta to Guadalajara.
The National Water Commission, Conagua, reported this morning that some areas recorded accumulated rainfall of nearly 400 millimeters over a 24-hour period ending at 3:00 this morning.
Nevado de Colima in Jalisco saw 383 millimeters, Sierra Manantlán, Colima, 297 and Lázaro Cárdenas, Michoacán, 261.
Sixteen hours after the monster hurricane struck the coast, it was downgraded by the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) to a tropical depression as it passed 155 kilometers northeast of the city of Zacatecas, with winds of just 55 km/h.
But an NHC forecaster warned that tropical storm-force gusts were still possible near the center of the storm, especially at higher elevations as it moved across central and northeastern Mexico.
The National Meteorological Service forecast intense rain with accumulations reaching 75 to 150 millimeters in Coahuila, Nuevo León and Tamaulipas in a bulletin at 10:45am today.
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