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Address: Puerto Angel, Mexico

Located just north of Puerto Angel, this beach is known as the most...

Located just north of Puerto Angel, this beach is known as the most relaxing one around.

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big waves, open sea

Zipolite is a beautiful beach on the Pacific coast, well known for being a nudist beach -- that means mostly paunch old Germans. No problem taking a child there.W e stayed in the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Oaxaca, Mexico
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Oaxaca, Mexico
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Zipolite is a beautiful beach on the Pacific coast, well known for being a nudist beach -- that means mostly paunch old Germans. No problem taking a child there.W e stayed in the neighboring town of Puerto Angel; all the beach towns like Zipolite, Mazunte, San Agustinillo have a kind of plastic homogenous feel (you could be anywhere, from Hawaii... More 

Thank JayMiskowiec
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Zipolite contrasts with our hotel Bahia de la Luna. Busier - catering for surfers and apparently nudists too! Quite the contrast. Was well served at Place on the Beach where no-one does anything

Thank Suzanne D
London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Drove the hour and a half from Puerto Escondido and found this little slice of paradise. Just what you need to relax, a handful of beach bars and restaurants, long beach and water you can swim in. Not sure if it's like that all year though. A few shops scattered around the place too. If we went again would look... More 

1 Thank tommyauvergne
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Great place to be yourself, free and relax. Surfers, yoga retreats and hammock to sleep in at the various accommodations. Total hippie vibe. Great local food and lots of places to choose from on this long stretch of beach. I've been a few times and always look forward to returning. It's about 1.5 hrs from huatulco.

1 Thank Adam S
South Lake Tahoe, California
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26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Zipolite has a wonderful community of eclectic Foreigners and Mexican Nationals. It's famous for the the clothing optional beach, but well known for it's relaxed, friendly environment. Getting to Zipolite from Oaxaca City is definitely an experience over the mountain switchbacks. Would recommend getting there from Puerto Escondido for the sake of scenery and sanity.

1 Thank Robert S
Burnaby, Canada
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78 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016

We stopped here for a Zipolita fruit drink and a tour of an organic cosmetic factory. It's a quaint little place and at the beach side Zipotila bar we bumped into some old hippy chick who's been there since Gerry Garcia started the Grateful Dead. There were a few nudies on the beach but I guess that's what this beach... More 

2 Thank Ludwig K
Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016

Being from a younger generation and not part of the Hippie culture or acquainted with the past of this little town, I did not have too much expectations when I first visited Zipolite a year ago. The town, however, has a certain vibe, coolness or magic that makes you want to go back, so I did! This is a very... More 

4 Thank VeroMartV
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2016

We visited Zipolite for the day and enjoyed it immensely. There are nice little stores in town and the beach is excellent with lots of nice restaurants. Unfortunately, there were a few older people that still remembered the days when Zipolite was famous for the nudists... Certainly worth spending the day though if you are in the area.

1 Thank Ian P
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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Reviewed 13 February 2016

Beach located near Puerto Angel, a little far, at 1 hour driving from Huatulco. Although the beach is nice, I wouldn’t recommend to make the trip. There are a few rustic shops, but not so good. There aren´t nice shops or restaurants. I noticed this is a nice beach for surfers, seems that the waves are perfect for surfing. There... More 

Dolores, Colorado
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2015

Came here a few times in the eighties. It is a little more developed but still has the same feel. The undertow is still incredibly dangerous. There are still naked people, most seem to be the same ones I saw thirty years ago. Most locals are still very nice, most travelers still "to cool for the pool". I still like... More 

1 Thank koby w

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