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, April 11, 2017

Testing reveals only one beach unsafe Authorities test water quality in preparation for Easter Week vacation

Testing reveals only one beach unsafe

Authorities test water quality in preparation for Easter Week vacation

It’s Semana Santa — or Easter Week — in Mexico, when students get time off school and many people take vacation time.
Where do they go? To the beaches, for the most part.
To prepare for one of the two biggest vacation periods of the year (the other is Christmas), the Secretariats of Environment and Health and the Commission for Protection Against Sanitary Risk in early March conducted tests of sea water at the busiest beaches in Mexico’s 17 coastal states.
Only one flunked the analysis, which measures enterococcus fecal bacteria levels. If the count is over 200 per 100 milliliters of water, swimming is deemed unsafe.
The one beach that failed the test was Playa Hermosa in Ensenada, Baja California, whose test result was 263. Authorities closed the beach today.
Following are the 10 beaches that scored the lowest in the pollution tests, and the test results for each.
  1. Playa Hermosa, Ensenada, Baja California, 263.
  2. Playa Sayulita, Bahía de Banderas, Nayarit, 130.
  3. Playa José Martí, Veracruz, 118.
  4. Playa Conalep II, Ensenada, Baja California, 100.
  5. Playa Gaviota, Veracruz, 95.
  6. Rosarito II, Rosarito, Baja California, 92.
  7. Playa de Tijuana, Tijuana, Baja California, 69.
  8. Playa Tortugas, Veracruz, 66.
  9. Playa Tumbao II, Veracruz, 56.
  10. Rosarito III, Rosario, Baja California, 55.
And the top 10 cleanest beaches in Mexico:
  1. Zipolite, Puerto Ángel, Oaxaca, 10.
  2. Zicatela, Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, 10.
  3. La Paz, Loreto, Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, 10.
  4. Bahía Kino, Guaymas, Huatabampo, Puerto Peñasco, San Luis Río Colorado, Sonora, 10.
  5. Nuevo Vallarta and Bucerías, Nayarit, 10.
  6. Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, 10.
  7. Cárdenas, Centla, Paraíso, Tabasco, 10.
  8. Ciudad del Carmen, Campeche, all beaches, 10.
  9. Champotón, Kalkiní, Campeche, 10.
  10. Othon P. Blanco, Quintana Roo, 10.
The full list can be found here (Spanish website).

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