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.



Friday, June 16, 2017

More airlifts needed as more towns cut off 14 communities remain isolated after second of two tropical storms in Oaxaca

More airlifts needed as more towns cut off

14 communities remain isolated after second of two tropical storms in Oaxaca

The Oaxaca airlifts are set to resume in order to deliver supplies to at least 16,000 families in 14 communities isolated by storm damage to highways.
Most of the communities are in the isthmus, coast and southern sierra regions of the state, which took the brunt of tropical storm Calvin, the second such storm in two weeks.
Beatriz, the first, triggered first a declaration emergency and then a declaration of disaster. The state is seeking another emergency declaration in the wake of Calvin, which touched land Monday and brought another round of heavy rain.
Civil Protection officials say that at least 300,000 people can be considered victims of various kinds of storm damage.
But the state’s highways appear to have been hit the hardest. More than 70% of them have sustained damage, said highways agency chief David Mayren.
Three municipalities — Santo Domingo Ozolotopec, San Juan Ozolotepec and San Francisco Ozolotepec — have been cut off since June 1, the day Beatriz made landfall.
Population of all three is at least 6,000.
Eighty families are being housed in 37 temporary shelters, said Civil Protection coordinator Amando Bohórquez Reyes, but people have been returning to their homes as the floodwaters subside.
Source: Milenio (sp), NVI Noticias (sp)

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