Zipolite's one-street village offers Internet cafés and a weekend disco but is otherwise rustic and remote.
Mazunte and Puerto Angel's beaches nearby offer more of the same with a few upscale hotels.
Playa Panteon in Puerto Angel offers the most relaxed swimming beach and a modern hotel at $35-50 a night with snorkel tours, scuba diving, and sightseeing boat tours leaving from the beach in front of the hotel.
From Zipolite you can catch a Camioneta to the crossroads and then a $20 peso bus north to Zicatela Beach, home of the Mexican Pipe-Line and its more party-ready town of Puerto Escondido.
(cove beaches) Puerto Escondido offer bus service to Acapulco and Puerto Valarta,
Puerto Escondido offers rental equipment, Lagoon tour attractions, nightclub happy hours, luxury hotels, and beaches. With lodging from $10 a night up to $150 and camping.
An option is to travel north by bus along the coast to Acapulco for other Pacific Coast beaches. ( Could be cold buses with extreme AC)
Dining in Puerto Escondido and zipolite can be on fresh fish and fruit that come from the fishing fleets to the markets and to the restaurants in abundance.
The Zipolite temperature hovers at 86 with a cooling sea breeze and a strong mid day sun.
You'll find ample bus service at Pochutla, Huatulco, and Puerto Escondido.
Lodging is reasonable and readily available except at Christmas time, New Years, and Easter vacation.
Zipolite is one of Oaxaca's quietest and best beaches.
Forty miles south of Puerto Escondido, Zipolite is particularly popular with independent travelers.
The attraction is freedom and budget lodging right on the beach for $15 -$20 a night USD except during holidays.
Camping as low as 35 Pesos per person.
An inn can be right on the beach with a restaurant, bar, hammock, and lifeguard. station nearby for 150- 200 pesos. $12-$20 USD per night.
Three Different Bus Routes reach the area of Zipolite, Puerto Escondido, Mazunte, and Huatulco on Oaxaca's Pacific Coast.
ADO, First Class service reaches Pochutla via Juchitan, Salina Cruz and Huatulco. The route then goes Northwest along the coast to Pochutla (Zipolite stop) and Puerto Escondido
Second Class buses run over Route 175 and Route 131, making more direct runs over the mountains to Pochutla and Puerto Escondido
Juchitan and Salina Cruz are also first class transportation hubs for trips to San Cristobal de las Casas and Palenque (Chiapas State)
Estrella Blanca Buses run first Class service, 10 trips daily, from Puerto Escondido to Acapulco along coastal Route 200 with Alta Mar Buses and Futura Bus