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.



Thursday, July 13, 2017

60-meter geyser erupts in Michoacán

60-meter geyser erupts in Michoacán

The eruption occurred in Ixtlán on the site of a well the CFE had drilled years ago.

A geyser reappeared in the municipality of Ixtlán, Michoacán, shooting a column of hot water as high as 60 meters, according to one estimate.
It was the second time in six years that the phenomenon was recorded near the municipal sports facility at the site of a well drilled by the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE). Last time a geyser blew it continued for 24 hours.
Authorities said there was no danger to residents unless they got too close in which case they risked suffering burns.
The water, they said, was at least 70 C.
The CFE drilled the well more than 60 years ago to determine the feasibility of installing an electrical generation plant on the site.
The geyser began shooting water at 6:30pm Tuesday and carried on for several hours, said Mayor Ángel Rafael Macías Mora.
He told the news agency Quadratín that the spectacle drew geologists, vulcanologists and specialists from the University of Michoacán.
Macías estimated the jet of water shot as high as 60 meters.
Source: Quadratín (sp), El Universal (sp)

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