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.



Saturday, February 11, 2017

New Rush Against Zipolite Pioneer; Restaurant and cabins are closed By admin | Feb 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

New Rush Against Zipolite Pioneer; Restaurant and cabins are closed

• "They want to pressure me and put me down for reporting the dispossession and other abuses," says Gloria Johnson. 
• After the dismantling of their property, sold by a former employee to a foreigner, they now shut down their business. "There is a slogan," he says.

Patricia Pacheco

Inspectors closed last Thursday the restaurant and Shambhala huts, owned by Gloria Johnson.
ZIPOLITE, POCHUTLA .- As a rematch and a form of pressure to avoid further defensive actions for the dispossession of the object, Gloria Johnson Ramirez said the closure of its restaurant and cabins, consummated last Thursday by inspectors of the Sanitary Jurisdiction number Four.
After Tuesday, Gloria Johnson, pioneer of the beach Zipolite, evidenced the illegal incursion and the dismantling of a property of its property, that by means of tricks would have been sold by a former employee to a foreign businessman; This Thursday saw a new onslaught for the owner of the rustic hostel Shambhala.

Surprise visit of inspectors

And unexpectedly, a couple of inspectors of the Oaxaca Health Services (SSO) attached to Sanitary Jurisdiction number 4 were presented until their negotiation - only economic support - with the intention of verifying the sanitary conditions in the facilities .
After thoroughly reviewing the kitchen, cistern and cupboards, health workers determined to carry out the closure of the premises on the grounds that they represented a health risk, without giving the aggrieved the opportunity to replicate their conclusions.
Despite not enough reasons, the closure was consummated by health authorities.

Two bats, the plot

"When they opened the door where the pantry is kept they found two small fruit bats that walked around because they live in the area, it's their habitat, I can not kill them. In addition to making an observation to the tank because it has a part that requires tile, "said the affected.
Although they are not sufficient reasons to close and they did not allow me to explain the situation, they were determined to close and put their seals; It was obvious that they had the slogan of closing down how my business would take place, he added.

Strange diligence of officials

The woman said she was surprised by the attitude of the servants, because she clarified that her business was the only one inspected, "there are so many places that sell food and when they do not all work correctly", she said "this is another measure to press me For what I have made known on the way they want to divest me of my property. " 
"It seems very strange to me that they acted so quickly, because sometimes they are asked for some inspections and they take many days or they do not realize them; So it seems that there was some authority very interested and that insisted a lot to make me the closing, "he warned.

Jurisdiction denies information

Interviewed first by telephone and then personally, the head of Sanitary Jurisdiction number 4, Ulises López Lucero, refused to clarify the reasons that led to the closure, although he said, these inspections are only carried out routinely or a complaint.
"It's an issue that I can not tell you as a reporter, but directly with the owner," he said.
Although Johnson Ramírez tried to communicate several times with the official to request more information, it omitted to answer its calls.
Last Tuesday Gloria denounced that Daniel Cohen, Argentine businessman, ordered to dismantle a property where a cabin was located.

Arrested for revealing abuse

It is worth mentioning that Gloria Johnson exhibited how his former employee Juan Martínez Ramírez abused his trust and by means of frauds (forgery of signatures) allied with a foreign businessman named Daniel Cohen Sabban to whom he sold a property of his property of more than thousand meters Square located on the beach, next to Shambhala Hostel.
The businessman, who is also a partner of Marcelo Barras Larrarte and Juan Carlos Malazzo Muti - all of Argentine origin - at the hotel and restaurant El Alquimista; Sent a group of subjects to the disputed property on February 7 to dismantle it, without an order or document.

Solidarity with Gloria

The grievances that have been the object of Johnson Ramírez have triggered a series of reactions of support and solidarity that are visible mainly in social networks, while showing the repudiation against the group of entrepreneurs for their voracity and the abuse towards the A woman of advanced age, who since her arrival at Zipolite 45 years ago has stood out for her strong defense of natural resources and land.

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