Top things to do

Top Choice Viewpoint in Mazunte

Punta Cometa

This rocky cape, jutting out from the west end of Mazunte beach, is the southernmost point in the state of Oaxaca and a fabulous place to be at sunset, with great long-distance views.
Top Choice Italian in Mazunte


Tiny but brilliant, this place has just a handful of tables in a corner of the Posada del Arquitecto. It serves up wonderful homemade pasta (eg in arugula-and-avocado pesto), fresh fish (eg in guajillo-chili-and-tom…
Mediterranean in Mazunte

El Rincón de Mermejita

Tucked into a hidden corner at the south end of Mermejita beach, this little Spanish-run alfresco eatery and bar prepares great home-style dishes, mostly from fresh local produce and with a Mediterranean and South A…
Mediterranean in Mazunte

La Cuisine

An immediate success when it opened in 2015, La Cuisine does a delicious three-course comida corrida gourmet (gourmet set menu), with two options for each course. The menu changes daily, according to the market-fres…
Arts & Crafts in Mazunte

Cosméticos Naturales Mazunte

This very successful small cooperative, toward the west end of the village, makes and sells products such as shampoo, cosmetics, mosquito repellent, soap and herbal medicines, using natural sources like maize, cocon…
Aquarium in Mazunte

Centro Mexicano de la Tortuga

The much-visited Mexican Turtle Center, at the east end of Mazunte, is an aquarium and research center containing specimens of all the world's eight marine-turtle species (seven of which frequent Mexico's coasts), p…
Mexican in Mazunte

Fish Taco El Rey

Just back up the street from El Rinconcito beach, El Rey lives up to its name with big, tasty fish tacos, plus shrimp, veggie and arrachera varieties, and a very good Thai coconut-and-shrimp soup.
International in Mazunte


This joint with a view to the beach does tasty Middle Eastern options such as couscous, falafel and hummus as well as seafood and strong coffee. It also has a pool table and excellent bar.
Mexican in Mazunte

Comedor los Traviesos

A place to come for traditional Oaxacan and Mexican cooking at good prices, Los Traviesos does the best tlayudas in the area. It's just west of the bridge in the middle of town.
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La Dolce Vita

This Italian restaurant, on the main road opposite Camino al Rinconcito, does excellent fish, prawns and spaghetti. For something lighter there are good salads and crepes.