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.



Friday, November 6, 2015


A lot of travel writers allude to Zipolite as being the quintessential hippie or backpacker haven. And with many dirt-cheap cabanas available, even in the high season, it is that. But this kilometer and a half long beach actually attracts a much wider variety of people than that — surfers in search of good waves, gay bourgeois Mexicans looking for a safe vacation haven, and a lot of garden-variety alternative lifestyle families looking for an alternative to the beach resorts, just to name a few. All of which seem to be mingling happily among themselves. - See more at:,_Oaxaca#sthash.qIkMkwGo.dpuf,_Oaxaca


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