Zipolite Beach, Dining on Oaxaca Pacific Coast, Oaxaca, Mexico
Zipolite Beach Dining, A Nice Place On The Beach, three egg breakfast with home fries and Canadian Bacon.
Zipolite Beach, Dining, Restaurants
For a fish dinner try Piedra el Fuego. In an open kitchen the cook will grill fish, barbeque style, over a wood fire after smearing on a marinade. (optional)
Zipolite, Oaxaca's Pacific Coast beach offers sunsets and an important event at Zipolite, dining.
Not many options was once the case but now there are several new places where you can dine on fresh grilled Dorado while sipping Margaritas by
candlelight as the sun goes behind the rocks near Shambala.
Several beach side hotels and posadas offer dining right on the beach and a few others are located on side streets just off the main pedestrian street.
The atmosphere is no frills but the food is plentiful, tasty, and reasonable: 80 pesos for grilled Red Snapper.
Just next door on the same side street is the La Providencia, a beautiful interior and an elegant, varied menu.
Lo Cosmico on the west end of the main street receives high praise because of its atmosphere. Breakfast and lunch menu, location above the beach, quiet.
After a morning sunrise beach run try breakfast at, "A Nice Place On The Beach" where you can get three fried eggs, Canadian bacon, home fries, toast and coffee for 50-60 pesos.
- A Nice Place On The Beach
Zipolite is a quiet Oaxaca beach where you can enjoy an inexpensive vacation of surfing, lounging, Eco touring, and evening dining on the beach.
Oaxaca's Zipolite Beach 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.
Zipolite's one-street village has several Internet cafés and a weekend disco, a couple of roast chicken stands and several good restaurants.
Mazunte and Puerto Angel's beaches nearby offer more of the same with a few upscale hotels. Playa Panteon in Puerto Angel gives you the most relaxed swimming beach and a modern hotel at $35 a night with snorkel tours, scuba diving, whale watch, and sightseeing boat tours leaving from the beach in front of the hotel.
The restaurant at Posada San Cristobal is right on the beach and offers breakfast and sunset dining.
Check out Posada Shambala on the hill in the background;good rates, great view, small restaurant with views. Shambala has reopened after repair work from the June hurricane
How to Reach Zipolite by Road from Oaxaca City, San Cristobal de las Casas. 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 (Zipolite stop) from Oaxaca City via Huatulco. (10 hours) The route then goes Northwest along the coast to Puerto Escondido. Taxis and collective taxis run the six miles from Pochutla to Zipolite Beach.
Second Class buses run over Route 175 to Pochutla and Route 131 to Puerto Escondido, making more direct runs over the mountains to the Pacific Coast towns.
- Second Class Bus from Oaxaca City
Pochutla. Huatulco, and Salina Cruz are first class transportation hubs for OCC Bus routes to Zipolite from San Cristobal de las Casas. ADO runs to Salina Cruise from Palenque.
- From San Cristobal de las Casas
Estrella Blanca Buses run first Class service, 10 trips daily between Huatulco and Acapulco along coastal Route 200. Buses stop at Pochutla and Puerto Escondido.
- From Acapulco to Zipolite
Sunset dining, Posada San Cristobal Zipolite Beach Oaxaca
Zipolite Beach on Oaxaca's Pacific Coast offers some good restaurants and interesting clubs such as Posada Mexico, above. La Providencia and Piedra el Fuego Restaurants are just off the main street at Colonia Roca Blanca, the west end of Zipolite Beach.
For breakfast try, "A Nice Place on the Beach," three eggs, Canadian Bacon, home fries, 50 pesos.
La Providencia, elegant menu, artistic decor
Piedra de Fuego, grilled fish over wood fire
A Nice Place On The Beach, three egg breakfast with home fries
Pochutla Collective taxis can not pick up passenger in Pochutla's main street near the bus station but do pick up at the Route 200 crossroads and at a stop a block walk after turning right out of the bus station. Take a collective taxi for 12-15 pesos to Zipolite Beach.
Zipolite Beach Dining