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, June 25, 2017

Heat wave continues; 52 C in forecast Chihuahua seeks emergency declaration to release federal funds

Heat wave continues; 52 C in forecast

Chihuahua seeks emergency declaration to release federal funds

Weekend forecasts for the state of Chihuahua are for temperatures even higher than those that brought a weather alert last week, when authorities warned of temperatures approaching 50 C.
Temperatures are forecast to reach 52 C this weekend in a heat wave that has helped fuel three large forest fires.
Last week’s weather warning applied to 11 municipalities but has now been extended to include a total of 30, where temperatures have consistently risen above 40 C.
The municipality of Moris in the Sierra Tarahumara has already reported temperatures above 50, a situation not reported there for years, said the state Civil Protection chief.
As a result, Virgilio Cepeda Cisneros has requested the federal government declare a natural disaster emergency.
With from the national disaster relief fund Fonden made available by such a declaration, Cepeda’s office will be able to provide bottled water, food and personal hygiene products, among other supplies.
In the municipality of Ciudad Juárez, authorities have been distributing drinking water in tanker trucks to the neighborhoods that require it, although the state Commission for Protection Against Health Risks warned it was not fit for human consumption.
Mayor Armando Cabada Alvídrez rejected the warning by drinking water from one of the trucks himself to prove it was drinkable.
In three other municipalities, three forest fires have been blazing for nearly 15 days.
The National Forest Commission (Conafor) said yesterday the fires in the municipalities of Madera, Gómez Farías and Guerrero were the largest in the state. At least 10 were burning yesterday.
“Up to June 16, there have been 618 fires that have affected an area of 43,876 hectares,” said Conafor in a statement.
The agency dispatched an additional 10 brigades to reinforce efforts to fight the fires, which state authorities confirmed continue to burn but “the brigades have under control.”
The number of new fires dropped significantly during the last week after sporadic rain delivered some moisture to wooded areas, enough to impede the propagation of wildfires.
“Still, high temperatures and human neglect make small fires turn dangerous,” said a government spokesman.
Source: Milenio (sp)

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