Zipolite Beach, Bus Travel, Oaxaca Pacific Coast, Mexico

From Zipolite Bus Travel

From Zipolite you can reach Pochutla where you find the coastal bus running bus routes on Route 200 south to Huatulco or north to  Zicatela Beach, and Puerto Escondido.

Puerto Escondido is a low rise resort that offers rental equipment, tour attractions, ecotours to lagoons, nightclub happy hours, luxury hotels, and beaches.
(Plenty of lodging options except at Christmas time, New Years, and Easter, High Season)

South on Route 200 to
Huatulco will offer upscale resorts with five star resorts as well as bargain lodging.  There are 33 beaches and nine bays in tHuatulco.   Find budget lodging is in the town of La Crucecita.
Taxis and collective cabs provide transportation to the beaches where you can find surfing on ocean beaches and snorkeling, diving and boat tours in sheltered bays.
La Crucecita's restaurants offer inexpensive breakfasts and afternoon menus of grilled fish and traditional foods.
From Huatulco you can get a bus or flight to the
City of Oaxaca (warm clothing required at night in the mountain cities.) and then Mexico City.
The alternate is travel north by bus along the coast road 200 to Acapulco.  
Estrella Blanca Futura and Alta Mar buses cover the eight-hour bus route to Acapulco with seven trips a day.

Buses reach the town of Pochutla where taxis and collective taxis reach Zipolite Beach
Sunrise on Zipolite Beach
Lodging on Zipolite Beach
To Reach Zipolite Beach, From Pochutla.
Plenty of cabs are available in Pochutla
If you group with others you can split the fee and save,  The trip fee is the same regardless of the number of  passengers.
Another option is the collective cab and another is called
Camioneta (explained), a pickup truck with a covered rear bed that makes frequent stops and charges a small fee.
Find the Camioneta stop across the street from the bus terminal and a few blocks west.

Bus First Class, OCC

Three Different Bus Routes reach the area of Zipolite and Mazunte through Puerto Escondido, Pochutla, and Huatulco on Oaxaca's Pacific Coast.
First Class Bus
ADO, First Class service (OCC Bus) reaches Pochutla via Huatulco.  The route then goes Northwest along the coast to Puerto Escondido via Sur Bus or OCC.

Estrella Blanca also serves the Pacific Coast with Alta Mar and Futura Buses.
Sur Bus
Sur Bus is a local bus running to Pochutla and Huatulco from the ADO station on route 200 in Puerto Escondido
Juchitan and Salina Cruz are also first class transportation hubs for trips to Pochutla and Puerto Escondido from San Cristobal de las Casas and Palenque

Second Class Bus
Second Class buses run from Oaxaca City over Route 175 to Pochutla and over Route 131 to Puerto Escondido, making more direct runs over the mountains to the Pacific Coast beach towns near Puerto Escondido.
Bus Service From Acapulco
Estrella Blanca Buses, Alta Mar and Futura, run bus routes to Puerto Escondido Pochutla  from the northwest along the coast road Route 200.

Oaxaca's Zipolite Beach can be reached by taxi from the bus terminal in Pochutla.
Colective taxis can pick up passengers at the route 200 crossroads and at the church in Pochutla.
First Class Bus service leaves the first class terminal in Oaxaca City for Huatulco and then Pochutla. (10 hours)
not as much mountain driving

Second Class bus service leaves Oaxaca City's Second Class terminal and goes over the mountains to Puerto Escondido or to Pochutla.  (8 hours)
Difficult mountain driving

Van services make runs to Pochutla. (6 hours) and Puerto Escondido.
The mountain driving can be tough on those prone to motion sickness.  Medicine is available over the counter (dramamine) for those taking the vans and for those particularly sensitive to motion sickness who will take the bus.

Transportation to Zipolite

Zipolite's one-street village offers internet cafés, a movie house, and weekend disco and a few good restaurants.  Otherwise, there is not much to do but beach
Reach Mazunte and Puerto Angel's beaches nearby by taxi, collective taxi, or Camioneta.  The collectives pick up and drop off passengers all along Calle Principal, Route 175, the road that runs parallel to the beach.
Playa Panteon in Puerto Angel gives you the most relaxed swimming beach and a modern hotel with snorkel tours, scuba diving, and sightseeing boat tours leaving from the beach.
Zipolite can also be reached by air from Oaxaca's airport (OAX) to Puerto Escondido or Huatulco and then from bus southeast along the coast to Pochutla. from there a short  (6 mile) taxi, collective taxi, or collective Camioneta ride reaches Zipolite.
Reach Zipolite Beach From Puerto Escondido.
  • First Class Bus
First class buses (OCC and Estrella Blanca) run along the coast road Route 200 between Puerto Escondido and Pochutla.

Second Class Sur Bus
Sur Bus runs from the ADO station near the Super Che store
You can ask the driver of the second class or local bus to let you off at the Zipolite/ Mazunte crossroads and then   catch a collective taxi or Camioneta from there to Mazunte/Zipolite or you can stay on the bus until you reach Pochutla

Collective cabs also run between Pochutla and Puerto Escondido.

Zipolite Beach, reached by taxi from Pochutla,  100 Pesos.
Collective taxis (15 pesos) make two runs an hour to Zipolite.
Pick up a block northeast from the bus station. also at the Route 200 crossroads.
Camionetta run from the main street, 10 pesos
Zipolite Beach Oaxaca Pacific Coast, Mexico
Zipolite Beach Bus Travel in Oaxaca Pacific Coast Mexico is offered by OCC (ADO) first Class bus from Oaxaca City to Huatulco.  Sur Bus serves Pochutla and Puerto Escondido. Second Class buses and vans also serve from Oaxaca City to the Pacific Coast.
Zipolite Beach
Collective taxis can not pick up passenger in Pochutlas main street but can pick up at the route 200 crossroads and a block north of the bus station.
Colectivo to Zipolite, 15 pesos. Camioneta 5-10
The pickup truck with a covered bed
on the coast are called Camioneta,  (photo right)  
Zipolite to Mazunte 5 pesos.  Zipolite to the crossroads at route 200 for Puerto Escondido, 10 peso.   
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Buses serve to Pochutla where Taxis and Collective taxis reach Zipolite Beach.
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Van Service between Oaxaca City and the Pacific Coast to Pochutla and Puerto Escondido for trips to Puerto Angel, Zipolite, Mazunte, Huatulco, and Puerto Escondido.