Zipolite Beach,  Lodging on Oaxaca's Best Pacific Coast Beach

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. 
Puerto Escondido.

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 Beach Oaxaca Sunset
Zipolite Beach Budget Lodging options include Posada Shambala  at the west end of the beach. Other options nearby are Posada San Cristobal and Posada Mexico.  
Camping is available at several locations.
Zipolite Beach, Dawn:  
Sunrise on Zipolite Beach
Lodging on Zipolite Beach

Zipolite Beach Lodging

For independent travelers the Posada Shambala offers inexpensive accommodations and a great view.

A new building at Posada San Cristobal offers modern rooms and parking for 50 USD.

Candles line Zipolite beach at night while visitors watch the sunset and sip their drinks.
Zipolite's beach-side posadas offer access to the surf and transportation to other beaches such as Mazunte and Puerto Angel.
Zipolite's  nude-optional beach is one of the few places in Mexico were nude bathing is allowed.
From Zipolite you can cab or Collective cab (Camioneta) to Puerto Angel for small waves.  Go in the other direction for Mazunte where you can find Eco touring and the turtle Museum and rescue project.

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.   

Oaxaca's Zipolite Beach can be reached by air from Oaxaca's airport (OAX) to Puerto Escondido and then on OCC bus or local bus southeast along the coast to Pochutla, and from there a short taxi ride.
OCC Bus leaves the first class terminal in Oaxaca City for Huatulco and then Pochutla. (10 hours)
Second Class bus service leaves Oaxaca City's Second Class terminal and goes over the mountains to Puerto Escondido or to Pochutla.  (8 hours)
Van service makes many runs to Pochutla. (6 hours) and Puerto Escondido.
The mountain driving can be tough on those prone to motion sickness.  Travelers recommend
motion sickness medicine.
Transportation to Zipolite

How to Reach Zipolite from Oaxaca City, San Cristobal de las Casas, and from Acapulco

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

Zipolite Beach Lodging includes the El Quimista Cabanas and Lo Cosmico Posada  which offer cabins, shelters with hammocks, restaurants  and a variety of options including massage and aromatherapy nearby on the west end of Zipolite beach near the Shambala
Zipolite Beach Lodging Considerations:
Look for mosquito protection, either a mosquito net over the bed or screens on the windows.
Ask about these options: a ceiling fan, wifi, hot water, restaurant with bar, secure parking.  
Pochutla Collective taxis can not pick up passenger in Pochutla's main street near the bus terminal but do pick up one block north of the terminal and at the the Route 200 crossroads. Take a collective taxi for 12-15 pesos to Puerto Angel, Zipolite, San Agustinillo, and Mazunte for 12- 20 Pesos.

Zipolite Beach
Budget Lodging

Sunset on Zipolite Beach
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