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Zipolite favors controversy unleashed after López Gatell’s visit

Pochutla registered a hotel occupancy of 40% during the Christmas and New Year holidays. Photo: Patricia Briseño


After the controversy unleashed by the visit of the Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo López Gatell to Zipolite beach, Oaxaca, This destination was trending for three consecutive days on social networks, and got favorable free publicity, commented the municipal Tourism Commissioner of San Pedro Pochutla, Luis Felipe Arvea García.

“The official has been questioned, but not the provision of the service offered on the beaches of La Boquilla and Zipolite where the protocol was complied with, in accordance with the sanitary recommendations issued by the Secretariats of Health, and Tourism, to avoid infections by coronavirus” , he mentioned.

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He said that in the wake of images disseminated on social networks during the vacations of doctor López Gatell, the focus of attention was on Zipolite, a town in the municipality of San Pedro Pochutla, characterized by being the only legal nude beach in Mexican territory.

“We are happy, because we have beautiful beaches and we have the potential to grow, in addition, Dr. López Gatell declared that he had a great time, and the place (the community) complies with health protocols,” he added.

At another point, he acknowledged that the leakage of the photograph questioned the vulnerability of the user’s right to privacy, so that – in due course – they will have to urge service providers (hotels, restaurants, bars and entertainment) to reinforce these locks, especially in this place preferred by the practitioners of nudism.

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“It was a photo leaked by a third party, I don’t know who or who did it. There is no evidence to accuse the staff or administrator of the premises, possibly, it was passed by a diner ”.

He preliminarily reported that Pochutla recorded a hotel occupancy of 40 percent during the Christmas and New Year holiday period; Among the beaches visited are Puerto Ángel, Zipolite, La Boquilla, Tembo, Tahueca, Tijera, Zapotengo and La Laguna, some not so well known.

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