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.


Monday, August 10, 2020

Mexico News Today Monday, August 10, 2020


AMLO: Mexico a ‘narco-state’ under Calderón

'With everything that is coming to light, one can say Mexico was a narco state because the government had been taken over,' president López Obrador said. FULL STORY

6 states register decline in Covid-19 case numbers

Coronavirus deaths rose 987 on the weekend for a total of 52,298, while confirmed cases were up 10,871 to reach 480,278. FULL STORY
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US gives $3 million donation to help fight Covid-19

The funds will be used to strengthen Mexico's capacity to manage the pandemic, the deputy health minister said. FULL STORY

Municipal authorities take belated steps against virus

They were necessary steps for San Gregorio Atlapulco but the majority of people working in the market, who were just eking out a living before, are barely surviving now. FULL STORY

Southern Quintana Roo switches from red to orange

The region will ease coronavirus restrictions as it moves from red to orange on the Covid-19 “stoplight” map. FULL STORY
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VisitMéxico debacle called attempt to hurt image

The minister of tourism says a criminal complaint has been lodged against whoever was responsible for the suspension of the website and content changes that left some destinations misspelled in the English version. FULL STORY

Cardinal accuses AMLO of leading MX into communism

But Mexico is not turning communist, it’s following the gospel, replied President López Obrador. FULL STORY

Personal watercraft plows onto beach, killing vendor

A runaway personal watercraft careened into a popular restaurant and beach club in Cabo San Lucas, killing a souvenir vendor and injuring two tourists. FULL STORY

Ex-leader of Los Rojos crime gang gets 20 years

El Carrete, linked to the case of 43 Guerrero students kidnapped in 2014, has been sentenced to 20 years on organized crime charges. FULL STORY

Home built beneath a huge rock in the desert becomes a tourist attraction

While Mexico as a whole may have suffered a blow to its tourist trade this year, an unusual tourist magnet still exists deep in the Coahuila desert, attracting intrepid visitors from far and wide: a home built directly into a 15-meter-high, 850-tonne boulder that hangs over it. FULL STORY


Oaxaca Congress approves law prohibiting sale of junk food to minors
Is Oaxaca's junk food prohibition a good idea? VOTE HERE
How would you rate the government's coronavirus strategy?
69% said it was a failure.


Mexico produces delicious, healthy salts that make everything taste better

Some of the best natural sea salt comes from Colima, writes Janet Blaser, and if you can find it, Mayan Pink Salt is another good choice. FULL STORY

Chiapas gallery expresses Mayan culture in new ways

Galería MUY provides an opportunity to experience indigenous culture from a different perspective, writes Leigh Thelmadatter. FULL STORY


Saturday, August 8, 2020

Mexico News Today Friday, August 7, 2020


As Covid-19 deaths pass the 50,000 mark, ‘time for a new phase’ of response

The deputy health minister reported that the death toll had increased to 50,517 with 819 additional fatalities registered. He also said it was time to reconsider the government's response strategy, but was quick to defend the existing one. FULL STORY
RELATED: In 7 states Covid-19 is on the rise; López-Gatell repeats call to use face masks. FULL STORY

On official tourism website, Guerrero becomes Warrior and Tulum is Jumpsuit

Machine translation makes a mess of Mexico's flagship tourism website, Visit Mexico, by inviting visitors to the beaches in the state of Warrior and the Magical Towns in Noble. FULL STORY
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Coronavirus fatality rate nearly two times higher in poor communities

Poor and indigenous Mexicans who have been infected with the new coronavirus have died at much higher rates than the general population, data shows. FULL STORY

Mexico City to remain at coronavirus orange alert level for another week

The coronavirus risk level will remain at “orange light” high for a seventh week but more nonessential businesses will be permitted to reopen. FULL STORY

Baja Sur has highest virus infection rate, but 2nd lowest murder rate

The coronavirus continues to ramp up in Baja California Sur, placing the state in first place for the highest infection rate per capita. FULL STORY

Food and beverage industry rallies to support the nation’s tienditas

The small corner stores are more than just a place to shop, they are neighborhood gathering places that bring communities together, and they have been hit hard by the crisis generated by the coronavirus. FULL STORY

Promotional video for Acapulco tourism pulled after getting cool reception

Guerrero and federal tourism authorities have withdrawn a tourism promotion video for Acapulco amid claims that it struck the wrong tone as the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage. FULL STORY

Querétaro awarded tourism council’s Safe Travels stamp

The World Travel and Tourism Council certified the state as a safe destination for tourists. FULL STORY

US eases global travel warning but leaves Mexico at level 4—do not travel

The United States has lifted its warning to avoid international travel due to the coronavirus but continues to warn against travel to Mexico. FULL STORY

Maya Train to run on electricity on half of its route

Electrification of two sections will raise the overall price of the project but save money in the long term, says Fonatur. FULL STORY

Nuevo León’s sociable bear captured and released

When a famously people-curious black bear in San Pedro Garza García decided to take a nap on someone’s front porch, his days socializing with his human neighbors came to an end. FULL STORY

On International Beer Day, supplies are nearly back to normal in Mexico

Friday is International Beer Day and it's an event that Mexico can celebrate: the beer industry is recovering after it was shut down by Covid. FULL STORY

AMLO promises Yaquis to return land, provide services and reroute gas line

President López Obrador announced on Thursday the creation of a justice commission for the Yaqui indigenous people which will be responsible for returning expropriated land, delivering basic services and rerouting a gas line. FULL STORY

AMLO repeats proposal that public decide fate of plant

President López Obrador has renewed his proposal that a public consultation be held to decide the fate of a fertilizer plant project in Topolobampo, Sinaloa. FULL STORY

Environment ministry hopes for decree to ban herbicide

The federal Environment Ministry is pushing for a presidential decree that would ban the use of the herbicide glyphosate although the Ministry of Agriculture may have a different view. FULL STORY

Drug tunnel found in Arizona is ‘most sophisticated’ ever seen

The incomplete tunnel, measuring nearly 1 meter wide and 1.2 meters high, had its own ventilation, water and electrical systems and a railway. FULL STORY
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Tabasco to follow Oaxaca’s lead, prohibit junk food sales

The governor will introduce an initiative similar to Oaxaca's, putting overly sweet products in the same category as alcohol and cigarettes. FULL STORY

Private schools may get help

President López Obrador announced that his government will look at ways to support private schools that are seeing a substantial drop in enrollment due to the economic crisis generated by the coronavirus. FULL STORY

Atlantic hurricane forecast amended for more storms

The hurricane season is off to a stormy start in the Atlantic this year, setting new records. FULL STORY

Officials issue shark warning to bathers in Los Cabos

People — bathers in particular — should keep an eye out for sharks in Los Cabos, warns the director of the local office of the Civil Protection agency. FULL STORY

Interjet, Aeromar sign codesharing agreement

A dozen destinations are included in the agreement, whose scope is expected to be expanded to cover the entire route network of both airlines. FULL STORY


9 governors say Covid strategy has failed, call for López-Gatell to resign
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What's your choice for best street food—tlayuda, ceviche or choripan?
52% chose ceviche, 35% tlayuda and 13% choripan.


Santa Quiteria: Jalisco’s next tourism magnet or sad example of patrimonicide?

The little town of El Arenal, a mere 30 kilometers from Guadalajara, may have been at the hub of a great civilization, writes John Pint. FULL STORY