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.



Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Billie's Backpackers Hostel 7 hrs · Edited · AURORA!

We've had a couple of good shows over the past couple of days -- with more expected.
Hostelers delight in seeing these displays, and we've been checking a couple of web sites with forecasts to try to help predict if and when the Northern Lights are going to come out. We've relied on the UAF Geophysical Institute's site, which uses a score of 1 - 9. It has been good, but we've noticed that a "3" may be a good display, but sometimes a "2" is great.
Since March of this year, we've been checking out NOAA's site. It has been pretty accurate, so far.
It takes a little work to calculate the day/time (UT is GMT -- or 9 hours ahead of us); but it's worth a look at its 3-day forecast. (It also has a 30-minute forecast).

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