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, October 25, 2015

Weekly Photo Challenge – Careful in Zipolite, Mexico Posted on October 23, 2015

Weekly Photo Challenge – Careful in Zipolite, Mexico

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A few years ago I holidayed in Zipolite, Mexico.  This a beautiful beachside town (fortunately far south of Hurricane Patricia’s wrath this evening) that is famous for its forceful, unpredictable undertow that has claimed the lives of many locals and tourists.  Some say the name actually translates to “beach of the dead” in the local dialect.  There is a small, protected cove at one end of the beach where you can wade into the water or have a little float, but all along the main stretch of sand it’s imperative that you be careful and avoid going in the sea.  What to do instead?  Sunbathe in the nude, visit Shambala resort for yoga or healthy foods, or take a shared van to one of the nearby villages where the beaches are much safer.

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