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.



Monday, December 12, 2016

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Cafe Maya

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago  via mobile
The place has good food at good prices. Closer to east side of the zipolite beach. Drop in, Kate and her ladies will take good care of you.
 Thank Zzz Z
Edmonton, Canada
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 4 reviews
5 of 5 bubblesReviewed April 21, 2016
Cafe Maya is one of my favourite places - not just in Zipolite, but ever. From the absolutely delicious sushi (yeah, you can sit on the beach in Mexico eating sushi - feel amazed yet?!) to the glorious hammocks to laze in, this place is awesome. I camped there for a month (and had stayed there a year previous as...More  
 Thank DanieD89
Vancouver, British Columbia
 1 review
4 of 5 bubblesReviewed April 20, 2016
Kate and Ray doing a wonderful job. food. Incl. The coffee.are excellent. the best sushi/sashime i ever tasted. The room is clean. Any question answered satisfactory.NO complains whatsoever.
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 Thank helmutslr
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 15 reviews
 13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubblesReviewed April 5, 2016  via mobile
Went there for lunch. Good quality food prepared à la minute. Great for breakfast and lunch on the beach. Kate, the owner is from Minnesota and has been in Zipolite for years. She is a very charming and down-to-earth woman as most people are in this town. She's perfectly bilingual and very helpful. Free wi-fi if that is important to...More  
 Thank Platomike
Rollinsville, Colorado
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 5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubblesReviewed February 19, 2016  via mobile
I stayed at casa Dalila for one month across main rd. It was an experiment to be off beach & to walk 5 mins to The beach. I live in Colorado with mtns year round & I am accustomed to walking steep Hills at high altitude but I found that I really wanted to walk out my door barefoot &...More  
 Thank ColoradoLaura21
Bridport, England, United Kingdom
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 11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 13, 2015
Kate served us a delicious breakfast of omelettes and fruit salad and offered us a warm welcome. The food was delicious and definitely superior to the usual beach cafe fare. Kate likes to cook healthy food with good ingredients and the omelette with chorizo was especially tasty. We arrived a bit early for the bread that she normally cooks herself...More  
 Thank Carolbreeze
Kate2014-15, Owner at Cafe Maya, responded to this review
Carol and her husband are such nice people and great customers, and I was pleasantly surprised to hear they found me here on Trip Advisor and hailed a cab from the neighboring town of Puerto Angel to come HERE to eat breakfast, of all places on the beach! Thanks to this fact, I have made two new friends who have...More  
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5 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 31, 2015
We walked along the beach searching for a place to get surf lessons. We stumbled upon Cafe Maya, a really nice and idyllic place on a more quite place on the beach. We were welcomed as if we were family, drunk a beer, agua frutales and did surf lessons the next day, Ray and his friend teached us the complete...More  
 Thank Bob S
Ocean City, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubblesReviewed March 5, 2015
This is one of my favorite places on the planet to watch the sunset over the ocean, and appreciate the ever changing waves. This cafe is so small and casual that you would never guess that they serve amazing food- but they do! Try the shrimp coconut curry, yum. The person next to me said that their sushi was better...More  
 Thank BOtanyBabe365
Wellton, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubblesReviewed March 3, 2015

Kate and her husband Ray run this place and they do a great job. We rented the upstairs cabana for two weeks in February 2015 and it was so much fun. Kate is a wonderful cook and we really enjoyed the meals we had there. I loved that they made real coffee!!

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