Pacific Coast Of Oaxaca, Mexico
Oaxaca's Pacific Coast Beaches
The busiest of Oaxaca's Pacific Coast Beaches is Puerto Escondido. The waves at Zicatela lure visitors and the good bus service and airport make it a stop for visitors to the Oaxaca Coast.
Mazunte, Zipolite, and Puerto Angel are much quieter beaches and good places to get away form civilization and yet stay connected.
Further south the nine bays and thirty two beaches of Huatulco will please both surfer and those seeking solitude. An airport and bus serve the Huatulco area.
November surf competition at Puerto Escondido Zicatela Beach brings lots of activity, Christmas and New Year brings vacationers but otherwise these beaches are a peaceful getaway.
Oaxaca Pacific Beaches, Zipolite, Hualtuco, Mazunte, Puerto Escondido
Air service is available to Puerto Escondido and Huatulco from Mexico city and from Oaxaca City(OAX).
is South of Acapulco, and Puerto Escondido. Zipolite's mile of sandy paradise lures a few surfers, some European nudists, and a handful of independent travelers. For $15 -$20 a night USD except during holidays you can book a room at Posada San Cristobal right on the beach with a restaurant, bar, hammock, and lifeguard.
You need walk no further than 50 feet from your table to the warm Pacific surf.
Get there by bus from Puerto Escondido to Pochutla and then collectivo to Zipolite or ask the driver to stop at the crossroads and then get a collectivo or camionetta to Zipolite.
Oaxaca's Zipolite Beach can be reached by air from Oaxaca's 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 Beaches 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.
Transportation to Zipolite
Shambala Posada on the hill in the background, lodging with great views
Oaxaca Pacific Beaches, Zipolite, Hualtuco, Mazunte, and Puerto Escondido are South of Acapulco. Puerto Escondido has surfing beaches while Zipolite is a mile of sandy paradise for surfers, European nudists, and independent travelers.
Puerto Escondido Surfing
Bus Fares,Puerto Escondido
Oaxaca Pacific Coast Tours
Puerto Escondido Lodging
Bus Oaxaca, Pacific Coast
Hotels Oaxaca Pacific Coast
Puerto Escondido is the busiest of Oaxaca's Pacific Coast small beaches.
Zicatela Beach, Puerto Escondido
Zipolite Beach south of Puerto Escondido