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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.

ivan

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Saturday, October 3, 2015

Zipolite, Mexico Teamsharry

Zipolite, Mexico

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015
We arrived in Pachutla before sunrise after our overnight bus from Oaxaca. We hung out with the locals who were lining up to catch a jeep to the beaches and they were so helpful at ensuring we got on the right jeep headed for Zipolite. Once we arrived we began the hot and sweaty walk up to our private bungalow and perhaps began to regret the extra kilos of food we had bought with us to cook over the next few days! But we eventually made it and were stoked with our open-air bungalow, complete with its own patio, hammock, outdoor kitchen, ensuite and king bed. This was home for the next 4 nights. ❤️

And so the next few days were pure bliss. We cooked up the most delicious feasts for each meal, walked on the nudie beach (yep....we may have got involved, but will spare you the photos of that giggly experience), relaxed in the hammocks, wrote our blog, read lots of books and lived the definition of 'chilling out'.

We spent one day at the nearby backpacking haunt, Mazunte beach, where we enjoyed a nice arvo swimming and relaxing on the beach. But we secretly prefer our quieter nudie rudie beach of Zipolite which we had almost to ourselves the 4 days. This part of the coast is just beautiful and it's hard to imagine how it has remained relatively unknown and very much under-developed compared to the glitzy Caribbean coast of Cancun and Playa del Carmen. Let's hope it stays this way for years to come.



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