Zipolite is a beach located in the state of Oaxaca’s Pacific coast of Mexico. The beach is one that attracts different types of tourism, but visitors beware: when you get here you may see a lot more than just the beautiful beach. Zipolite is known as the one beach in Mexico where it is completely fine to go Au Naturale (aka a nude beach) so although not everyone that you see here will be nude, a lot of them will be. Of course nudism is not the only thing that attracts tourism to this Oaxaca beach. There are also good vibes which visitors always claim to feel; and the view (of the ocean) is as good as it gets.
Visiting Zipolite will save you a lot of money not only because you do not really have to buy a bathing suit, but also because lodging here can be very affordable. If you are willing to spend 40 dollars you could get a nice room or bungalow, but if you want to save some money then why not go for a camping option. Camping can be as little as ten dollars and as much as 15 dollars per night. If you are willing to go as high as 45 dollars a night you could stay at Casa Vista D’Oro and get some amazing views of the sunset right from the hotel. You would feel as if you are spending a lot more than 45 dollars a night for what you are getting.
Not Very Convenient
So getting to Zipolite is a bit of a headache, in fact you will have to take a small truck which is the method of transportation to get there, or a taxi. You will also have to deal with not really having a big supermarket to buy your supplies and forget about an ATM, the closest one is one the main road to Puerto Escondido at an Oxxo Convenience store. You should not let that stop you however as you will get a lot for the “inconvenience” of getting away from it all. This is as real as you will get for a fun secluded Mexican beach destination. Some may call it an inconvenience; we call it a relaxing vacation.
The Water And Waves
The one thing that you do have to watch out for is the currents here. Like most beaches in the area there is a very strong current at times. You would do well to stay close to the shore as swimming is not recommended here. There are some great waves for surfing and you will be able to rent surfing equipment and take some classes for it if you are new to the sport. Nude beach or not, Zipolite does make for a great Mexican beach destination.