Oaxaca's Beaches on the Pacific coast can be isolated beaches like the several in between the resort towns of Puerto Escondido in the north and the nine bays of Huatulco to the south.
Zipolite and Puerto Angel among others.
Oaxaca coast fishing fleet unloads the catch 10 am on the beach at Puerto Escondido
Zipolite lies between Mazunte and Puerto Angel, out of the way resort areas reached by bus from Puerto Escondido or taxi, collectivo, or camionetta from Pochutla
Oaxaca's Zipolite Beach,
Beaches in Oaxaca Mexico
well-developed and nearly deserted beaches of Huatulco.
The exception might be at Christmas time when many Mexican families leave the cities and head to the beach.
The other exception would be the beaches at Puerto Escondido where surfers have made Zicatela Beach and the Mexican Pipeline a legend. In Puerto Escondido, August and November surfing championships are held.
Otherwise Oaxaca's Pacific Coast beaches at Puerto Escondido, Zipolite, Mazunte, Puerto Angel, and the 32 beaches of Huatulco are rarely crowded.
Bus to Beaches in Oaxaca, Pacific Coast Beaches of Oaxaca State
Oaxaca's Pacific Coast Beaches except Puerto Escondido and Huatulco lack an infrastructure that can handle large numbers of people. There is still no easy way to get to most of the beaches on Oaxaca's Pacific Coast except via bus and collective taxi or taxi. Oaxaca State's best known beaches Huatulco and Puerto Escondido have limited but good air service. Otherwise the mountains make a bus or auto trip from Oaxaca City to the coastal beaches an 8-10 hour ordeal for all but the dedicated traveler. Night buses offer the best option other than air service in the opinion of some travelers. The night buses arrive early in the morning and allow for a daylight search for taxis and transportation to you hotel or posada.
Oaxaca's Pacific Coast Beaches might be in for a change. A new highway from Oaxaca City to the Isthmus of Tehuantepec will change things when and if it the highway opens. Scheduled to open in 2012 the highway will make Huatulco a ten-hour drive from Mexico City and a four-hour trip from Oaxaca City.
For now, however, Oaxaca's Pacific Coast beaches are a quiet paradise were you can dine on fresh grilled Dorado beneath a straw palapa and then stretch out in a hammock between some palms for a mid-day snooze.
Shambala Posada in the background at Zipolite, rooms and dorms for as little as $5 USD per day.
Zicatela in Puerto Escondido can be reached by OCC bus, Estrella Blanca Bus, and by local coast road buses. From Pochutla collective taxis and coast road local buses reach Puerto Escondido. .
Bus Routes first class leave the first class terminal in Oaxaca City for Huatulco and then go northwest along the coast to Pochutla and Puerto Escondido. (10 hours)
Second class buses leave Oaxaca City's Second Class terminal and go over the mountains to Puerto Escondido or to Pochutla. (8 hours)
Vans make many daily runs to Pochutla for 120 pesos. (6 hours) The mountain driving in the vans can be tough on those prone to motion sickness.
Bus to Puerto Escondido Beaches, Oaxaca Mexico, Bus to Zipolite
Zipolite Beach at dawn in November
Bus to Puerto Beaches in Oaxaca Mexico can be first class bus to Puerto Escondido from Acapulco or Huatulco. Estrella Blanca buses serve Puerto Escondido and OCC first class Bus service leaves Oaxaca City for Huatulco's Beaches and then Puerto Escondido. .
Zipolite resort areas Puerto Escondido
Beaches in Oaxaca Mexico most notable are Oaxaca's Puerto Escondido and Zipolite Beach. These Pacific Coast Beaches can be reached by air from Oaxaca's airport (OAX) to Puerto Escondido or by bus from Oaxaca City.
to Puerto Escondido or Pochutla and then to Zipolite.
Bus service runs the Coast road Route 200 to Pochutla. and from there a short taxi ride or camionetta takes you to Zipolite .
Oaxaca's Puerto Escondido is located on Route 200, the coastal route that runs from Tepic in the north, south of Mazatlan, to Tapachula in Chiapas.
From Acapulco, OCC buses run by ADO reach the ADO station in Puerto Escondido, just off the coast road.
Estrella Blanca Bus from Acapulco reaches Puerto Escondido's first class/second class station, a 25 peso cab ride from the beaches Zicatela and Playa Marinero.
Local coast road buses from Pochutla to the south also reach Puerto Escondido as do collective taxis that run along the coast road from Pochutla to Puerto Escondido.
From Oaxaca City
First Class Bus service via OCC bus leaves the first class terminal in Oaxaca City for the beach resort area of Huatulco and then goes to Pochutla and Puerto Escondido. (10 hours)
Second Class bus service
Estrella Roja and several other lines offer second class bus service from Oaxaca City's Second Class terminal. These Pochutla. (8 hours) Night service is available
Several van companies make the run from Oaxaca City to Pochutla. (6 hours) The vans are the quickest trip but can be difficult for those that are prone to motion sickness.
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