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, May 29, 2017

One of Mexico's Best Kept Secrets

One of Mexico's Best Kept Secrets
Mexico is home to so many diverse wonders - canyons, deserts, rainforest, cities and, of course, beaches. One of the country's most fabulous beaches is tiny Zipolite on the Oaxacan coast. But it's not your typical head- pounding, hard-drinking, over-visited playground.

Hard to reach (although now there are flights to nearby Puerto Escondido) and easy to miss as one drives along this stretch of coast, Zipolite, Mazunte and Puerto Angel seem to have somehow avoided the droves of tourists that tend to frequent so many of Mexico's beaches.

Lucky for us. Golden sand and pounding surf, Zipolite has just the right amount of food options and things to do. There's a yoga studio on the far east end and a nudist stretch to the far west. Accommodations are mainly hammocks right on the beach, but there are a couple of more upscale options as well.

And life is simple. The pace is slow, just as it should be, with no noisy toys - jet skis or motor boats. It's a place to just hang out, relax, soak in the the rays, as well as the abundant serenity.

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