Welcome to Zipolite

The largest of the three beach towns that decorate the coast west of Puerto Ángel, Zipolite is known for its surfing, clothing-optional beach and unashamed ‘do nothing’ vibe. Plenty of expats have discovered its tranquil charms and opened small businesses (most notably Italians), but the place still retains a touch of erstwhile bohemian magic. Long may it continue.

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Zipolite activities

$50.67 Outdoor Activities

Huatulco Turtle and Crocodile Eco Tour with Mangrove Boat Ride

After hotel pickup, relax aboard your air-conditioned minivan on the 1.5-hour drive from Bahías de Huatulco. Upon reaching La Ventanilla, a small beach village, start your small-group eco-tour of the lagoon, an estuary of the Tonameca River. Embark on a boat cruise through the mangroves to observe a wide variety of wildlife and listen to the sounds of birds such as woodpeckers, kingfisher and herons. Along with turtles, deer and iguanas, you may spot crocodiles swimming or nesting in their natural habitat! Then we will take you to Mazunte considered magical town, where you will visit a workshop of natural cosmetics, where you can learn about the processes of making natural products such as: soap, creams, among others. Next, you will visit the Mexican Center for Turtle Research, a place that is responsible for the conservation and study of 7 of the 9 species of turtles that exist on the coast of the state. Later we will go to Zipolite, an open sea beach where you can walk and take pictures. We will end our tour in Puerto Angel, to visit a restaurant facing the sea where you can enjoy delicious fresh seafood (on your own).

$44 Outdoor Activities

Day Trip to Oaxaca's Emerald Coast

Discover Puerto Angel and Mazunte, a small community which is developing ecotourism. Puerto Ángel is the ideal place if your objective is to get close to nature. Reconciliation with the sea turtle is one of the highlights in the history of Mazunte, a heavenly, peaceful destination on the coast of Oaxaca. Here is located the factory The Body Shop International and the Mexican Center of the Turtle, where you will see an exhibit 7 of the 8 species of Sea turtles. You will continue to Zipolite, a beautiful beach with high waves that also attracts surfers and has a section for nudism. To finish, you can eat a delicious fish and seafood typical of this place of fishermen (not included).

$45 Cultural & Theme Tours

Au Naturel Experience in Zipolite

After convenient pickup from your hotel, enjoy the ride until you get to Zipolite, a place where it seems that time slows down, the ideal place to lay back and feel the rush of the Pacific Ocean against your bare skin. Ideal for relaxation, learn about this iconic beach and its history, it will definitely get your attention immediately, one of the few nudist beaches in Mexico is awaiting, Zipolite offers a truly unique experience for you, by visiting this relaxation spot in the Oaxaca's coastline you will learn about the local history and traditions too. Give naturism a try if you like.