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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.

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Friday, February 3, 2017

Zipolite to Mexico Lonely Planet Hi,I'm trying to find out the current bus schedule from Zipolite to Oaxaca City. I read that a company called Atlantida runs 11 buses a day from Zipolite ...


Zipolite to Mexico
Hi,I'm trying to find out the current bus schedule from Zipolite to Oaxaca City. I read that a company called Atlantida runs 11 buses a day from Zipolite ...


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Hi,
I'm trying to find out the current bus schedule from Zipolite to Oaxaca City. I read that a company called Atlantida runs 11 buses a day from Zipolite to Oaxaca but I can't find info to confirm that. If you have current info about bus line and bus schedule, I'd much appreciate it! Thanks.
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You have a choice of ways to get from Zipolite to Oaxaca city.
There is a collective van service that operates directly from the beaches, including Zipolite, to Oaxaca city, on highway 175. Cost: approx 235 MXN. Time enroute: 6 1/2 hrs. The station in Zipolite should be easy to find once you´re there (it´s not a very big place). Or are you asking about their station in Oaxaca city? I believe it´s Armenta y López 621.
There are other vans (200 MXN) that depart from Pochutla direct to Oaxaca city. Take a camioneta (little pickup truck) or colectivo (shared taxi) to reach Pochutla from the beach (15 MXN).
There are intercity buses operated by ADO under their OCC brand that operate between Pochutla and Oaxaca city using the coastal highway 200 to the Isthmus and then the interior highway 190. Cost: approx 400 MXN. Time enroute: 10 hrs.
Hint: take a dimenhidrinato before boarding.
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Thank you very much! Really I'm just trying to find out if there's a night bus from Zipolite to Oaxaca City - if there is, I could plan to take the night bus and then flight out of Oaxaca City that morning. Thanks again!
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There is a night bus. I just checked the ADO website, and they show a first class departure from Pochutla destined for Oaxaca city at 22:15h; 8:45 h enroute; 426 MXN (but check, you ought to get a discount for buying the ticket one or two days in advance). As mentioned before, you can take a shared sedan or pickup truck to Pochutla from Zipolite (or a private taxi if you prefer).
And I need to update the info I provided earlier: I just checked with the state tourist office and the carrier Atlantides went out of business last month.
If the bus schedule doesn´t suit you, then travel by one of the shared van services that operate from Pochutla. They also travel overnight. I used Lineas Unidas last month and got good service.
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then travel by one of the shared van services that operate from Pochutla. They also travel overnight.
Just to clarify... pretty sure none of these vans actually runs overnight on the Pochutla-Miahuatlan-Oaxaca route (it's only a 4-5 hour ride anyway), and I think the last one leaves in late afternoon. The reason why the overnight buses do it that way is because of the 9-10 hour travel time, and that's due to the much more roundabout route via Salina Cruz, etc.
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Oh, Im sure some of the departures are overnight. Ive talked to some travelers who have used them, and prefer them, so as not to waste daylight traveling when they could be on the beach (and save money on accommodation). And travel time is six hours between Pochutla and Oaxaca, according to my experience, most recently last month. But if you`re not in a rush, or want comfort and a bathroom, OCC is the way to go.
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Good point, it looks like some companies run shuttles as late as 11:30... though with the 5-ish hour trip, that means getting into Oax before 5 a.m. That would probably still work for someone who was just taking a taxi to the airport to wait for a flight. Now, even as someone who has no problem with night travel or mountain roads, that route/timing would give me pause... I'd still take it though.
OP, too bad you can't just fly directly from PE or Huatulco to Mex, though if you already have your ticket that's not too likely. Still worth checking into if it's on an airline that operates out of those, it may be possible to change.



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