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, May 28, 2017

Forecasters predict 27 hurricanes this year 16 expected on Pacific coast, 11 on Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico side

Forecasters predict 27 hurricanes this year

16 expected on Pacific coast, 11 on Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico side

Mexican weather forecasters predict that 27 hurricanes will affect Mexico during this year’s hurricane season, 16 in the eastern Pacific and 11 in the Atlantic or Gulf of Mexico.
President Enrique Peña Nieto, who was informed of the prediction by National Water Commission (Conagua) director Roberto Ramírez, said the government was ready to respond and protect the lives of Mexicans throughout the country in the face of the storms.
Of the 11 hurricanes predicted in the Atlantic Ocean, Ramírez indicated that five could directly hit Mexican territory, while weather forecaster AccuWeather is predicting that three of the 16 Pacific hurricanes will make landfall on the Mexican coast.
Ramírez also warned that hurricane intensity could increase significantly if the El Niño weather phenomenon returns earlier than usual during the fall. Two of the Atlantic hurricanes are forecast to be category 3 or greater.
The official United States forecast is for a 45% chance of an above-normal Atlantic hurricane season. The United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, predicts five to nine hurricanes, of which two to four will be major.
For the Pacific side it forecasts six to 11 hurricanes; three to seven will be major ones.
Hurricane season in the Atlantic begins June 1 and runs till November 30. In the eastern Pacific the season began May 15, and also runs till November 30.
In an announcement in Cancún, Quintana Roo, Peña Nieto stressed the need for Mexicans to build a more “resilient” society, saying that meant having infrastructure that was capable of resisting the force of natural disasters and ensuring that the country is adequately prepared to respond to any contingency.
“We can’t avoid the presence of natural phenomena but what we can do is minimize the damage to . . . families and the country’s economic and social infrastructure.”
The president stated that concrete measures have been undertaken to reduce response times to natural disasters and to ensure that basic services are restored to communities more quickly and for the first time, Mexico’s natural disaster response strategy, Plan Mx, will be centrally coordinated.
“The message is clear. We can’t live captive to the threat of nature but nor can we stop being cautious.”
Source: Reforma (sp), El Universal (sp), AccuWeather (en)

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