Zipolite Beach Entertainment,  Clubs, Movie Theater,
Massage, Dining

Zipolite's is a one-street beach village but you can find the Zipolite Internet Café with a upstairs location near Posada Cristobal where you plug in your own computer for 15 peso per hour or use their computers.   Zipolite offers weekend discos, funky restaurants, classy restaurants, and a large grocery store if you are doing your own cooking.  

Playa Panteon in Puerto Angel is a good day trip from Zipolite where you find a relaxed swimming beach and a modern hotel at $30 USD  a night with four-hour snorkel tours, scuba diving, and sightseeing boat tours leaving from the beach in front of the hotel.  
Hotel Prices change seasonally and can double during December high season

From Zipolite you can catch a Camioneta to the crossroads and then a  sur Bus north to Zicatela Beach, and the town of Puerto Escondido.
cove beaches also) Puerto Escondido is still very quiet compared to the Mexican Riviera's Acapulco
eight hours away by bus.
Puerto Escondido offers rental dive equipment, surfboards, tour attractions, nightclub happy hours, luxury hotels, and beaches. Dinner: $6.50-80 Pesos, grilled Dorado, Guacamole, tostadas steamed vegetables.

An option is to travel north along the coast to
Acapulco. one of the notable Pacific Coast beach towns.  
Along the Oaxaca Pacific Coast the temperature hovers at 86 with a strong mid day sun.  You'll find bus service efficient and  expensive and the lodging reasonable and readily available  except at Christmas time New Years, and Easter vacation,

Zipolite Beach entertainment includes a movie theater and disco. 

Zipolite Beach Entertainment

Surfing is one activity popular at Zipolite although the waters can be dangerous for all but the experienced Another activity is hiking and ecotouring. 
A popular tour is that given at the VentanillaLagoon, a colectivo taxi ride northwest along the coast. 
The tour includes a boat ride through the lagoon to view the crocodiles. 

Hiking the hills to Punta Cometa, the west of Mazuntes beach is a good day trip from Zipolite.

Zipolite's  nude-optional beach is one of the few places in Mexico were nude bathing is allowed.

From Zipolite you can cab(40 pesos) (bike or a long hot walk) or 5 pesos collective cab to Puerto Angel for small waves and Mazunte where you can find Eco touring and the turtle Museum and rescue project.

Zipolite Entertainment

Zipolite Beach is one of Oaxaca's quietest beaches but still manages to offer entertainment, clubs, music, and movies.  
Forty miles south of  Puerto Escondido,  Zipolite hosts a few surfers, some European nudists, and  a trail of backpacking travelers.

One of the attractions of Zipolite is its freedom from crowds and its lodging right on the beach for $15 -$20 a night  USD except during holidays.  
Zipolite also offers its share of entertainment.  This includes ready WiFi in the lodging and WiFi cafes to keep you connected.

On weekends performers arrive to play in the music clubs and on the streets.
A small movie house shows films at night and the sunset puts on its show while the beachside clubs light candles along the beach.

Oaxaca's Zipolite Beach can be reached by air from Oaxaca's airport (OAX) to Puerto Escondido and then OCC bus or local 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 Salina Cruz or Huatulco and then from there to 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) bring warm clothes for the mountain run.  Motion sickness a problem for some due to the extremes of the mountain road.
Van service makes a run to Pochutla. (6 hours)
The mountain driving can be tough on those prone to motion sickness, medicine is recommended especially on the van run which is fast and tough on those prone to motion sickness.
Transportation to Zipolite
Getting There
How to Reach Zipolite from Oaxaca City, San Cristobal de las Casas, and Acapulco

Three Different Bus Routes reach the area of Zipolite, Puerto Escondido, Mazunte, and Huatulco on Oaxaca's Pacific Coast.

ADO, First Class
service with OCC buses reaches Pochutla via  Salina Cruz and Huatulco.  The route then goes Northwest along the coast to Pochutla (Zipolite stop) and continues northwest to Puerto Escondido
Second Class buses run over Route 175 and Route 131, from oaxaca City making more direct runs over the mountains to Pochutla and Puerto Escondido.
Van serviceis available between Pochutla and Oaxaca City,  120 Pesos for the six hour trip.
Pochutla, Huatulco,  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
Zipolite Beach lodging, Oaxaca
Zipolite Beach sunrise
Zipolite Beach activities include watching the spectacular sunrises and sunsets

The Posada Mexico with parking and an Italian restaurant offers dining and sunset coctail at candle-lit tables on the beach.

The Adoquin offers hotel rooms with free WiFi.

Zipolite Beach Lodging includes the Alchemista Posada  which offers a restaurant and theraputic massage.
Surfing provides entertainment for the watchers as well as surfers.
Zipolite Beach offers great sunrises and sunsets
Zipolite Beach Views
Tthe Posada Shambala offers budget accommodations and a great view from the hill on the west side of the beach.  
Dawn in January at Zipolite Beach
Sunset mid January  Zipolite Beach
Posada Shambala offers a great view from the hill on the west side of the beach.
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 shower, (not readily available) restaurant with bar, secure parking.  
Pochutla Collective taxis
can not pick up passenger in Pochutla's main street but can pick up a block north of the bus station and at the Route 200/ Route 175 crossroads.  Take a right out of the bus station and walk one block or take a taxi for 15 pesos to the crossroads and then a colectivo to Zipolite, 12-15 pesos.
Regular Taxi cost 100 pesos.  For a group of four, it is best to take a taxi and split the fare.
Zipolite Beach offers massage therapy and sunset dining at the west end of the beach
Zipolite Beach Entertainment
Surfing is popular at Zipolite Beach
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