Sun and Sand worshipers,
Off the Beaten Path Paradise! Everyone is welcome at Zipolite!
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.
Our trip to Zipolite is rapidly approaching and I'm curious about the recent unrest in Oaxaca and how it impacting the areas around Zipolite.
I've read that there are shortages of gas, food and other things. Has anyone found that to be a problem in Zipolite?
We are renting a car to drive from the airport in Huatulco. Will there any problem with blockades on our way to Zipolite? We don't plan on doing much driving, so I don't think gas will be an issue, so long as the car has a full tank when we get it.
Thanks in advance for any information you can provide.