Beaches in Mexico, Pacific Coast South
On Oaxaca's Pacific coast you find many beaches in between the resort towns of Puerto Escondido in the north and the nine bays of Huatulco to the south
On Oaxaca's Zipolite Beach the accommodations can be rustic
Zipolite lies between Mazunte and Puerto Angel, out of the way resort areas reached by bus from Puerto Escondido or taxi from Pochutla
Beaches in Mexico can be nearly deserted like this one, Oaxaca's Zipolite Beach at dawn
Playa Arista, Chiapas, Mexico, Pacific coast beach near Tonala
Beaches in Mexico like Zipolite and Mazunte are great for walking in the morning as the sun rises
Beaches in Mexico on the quiet side include Puerto Angel in Oaxaca. The kids showing off their pets.
The Beaches of Mexico get even quieter further south on the coast of Chiapas
Oaxaca's Zipolite Beach, Huatulco, and Puerto Escondido can be reached by air from Oaxaca's airport (OAX) to Puerto Escondido and then from bus southeast along the coast to Pochutla. and from there a short taxi ride.
First Class Bus service 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 a run to Pochutla. (6 hours)
The mountain driving can be tough on those prone to motion sickness, dramamine is recommended.
Puerto Angel Zipolite, Huatulco, Playa Arista, Zicatela
Beach in Mexico, Zipolite Oaxaca
Beach in Mexico, Zipolite dawn
Beaches in Mexico on the Pacific Coast South of Acapulco can be nearly deserted. southern beaches include Oaxaca's Zicatela Beach, Zipolite Beach, Puerto Angel, Mazunte, Huatulco, and Chiapas Playa Arista.