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, November 5, 2015

The New Credit Card Scam That Preys on Hotel Guests October 28, 2015 4:10 pm by Jamie Ditaranto

The New Credit Card Scam That Preys on Hotel Guests

Reports of a new credit card scam targeting hotel guests have been making their way around the Internet, and it's worth getting the lowdown on it so you don't end up a victim.
Here's how it works. You're in your room, maybe lounging in bed or watching TV after a long day of travel, when the phone rings. It's the manager or a front desk clerk, they know your name and room number, and they just need to clarify a few details (like your credit card number) because "the system crashed." Maybe they'll even offer you a free perk like a late checkout for the inconvenience.
Do not fall for this.
If the front desk is calling to ask for your credit card information, offer to walk down to the front desk and give it to them in person. If it's a legitimate request, they'll have no problem with this. If they insist that's not necessary, insist that it is.
Because it's probably a total scam.

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Jamie Ditaranto is a writer and photographer who is always looking for her next adventure. Follow her on Twitter @jamieditaranto.

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