After spending some days in Puerto Escondido I wanted to get to an even more remote area of the Oaxaca coast. 70 km further to the east I ended up in Playa Zipolite. This beach community is located in San Pedro Pochutla municipality and is known as being one of Mexico’s very few clothing optional beaches and for retaining much of the hippie culture that made it notable in the 1960s and 1970s.
For a week I enjoyed the nearly pristine beach that stretches almost 2 km with medium grain gold colored sand. This was one of the beaches featured in the Mexican blockbuster movie “Y tu mamá ambién.” It stretches from a small isolate cove called Playa del Amor on the east side to the new age Shambala retreat on the west end which is partially sheltered by rocks.
I really spoiled myself by booking a room in a beautiful resort with an infinity-pool overlooking the Roca Blanca, a large rock just off the shore which is white due to bird guano. This place was definitely a highlight of my holiday!