Things to do in Zipolite

If you are a fan of nudist beaches, or just curious, we recommend you to visit Zipolite, one of the most famous beaches in Mexico located on the Oaxacan coast. Here we list the things to do in Zipolite.

Can you think of things to do in Zipolite? Yes, it is true that it is the only nudist beach in Mexico and each year they host the Nudist Festival, but in this place, you can do more than sunbathe naked.

Zipolite is an incomparable natural environment

How to get to Zipolite?

About 4 kilometers from Puerto Angel, in Oaxaca.

You can fly from the CDMX to the airports of Puerto Escondido (1 and a half hour road trip to Zipolite) and Huatulco (1 hour from Zipolite by land).

Buses must also arrive via the city of Oaxaca to Puerto Escondido or Huatulco from where there is public transportation to Pochutla or take a shared or private taxi. Or from Oaxaca City, you can take a tourist van to Pochutla for about $200 pesos ($18-$20 USD), then about a 20-minute taxi to Zipolite.

What to do in Zipolite?

  1. Enjoy the beach walking and tanning
  2. Practice different water activities such as the following:
  • surfing
  • snorkel
  • recreational diving
  • fishing

Where to stay in Zipolite?

The lodging is somewhat economical and you can find hotels, cabins, bungalows, rent space to put a tent or simply rent a hammock.

Our recommendation is to stay at Hotel Playa Zipolite, as well as at the Nude Hotel.

Stroll in Zipolite

At night you can go out to explore the cobblestone street and listen to urban or live music (from salsa to reggae) in one of the bars in the area or somewhere quieter with a bohemian and relaxed touch.

Where to eat in Zipolite?

In the cobblestone area, there are many restaurants where you can choose from Oaxacan or international local food.

If you go to the Nudist Festival, here we leave you some recommendations.

Where can you walk without clothes?
On the beach only.

What should not be missing in my backpack?
Suntan lotion and towel to sit on.

Who can enter, at what age?
Nudism is a coexistence with friends and family, for all ages.

Can you take pictures?
They can be taken with prior authorization. Preferably not.

Can I bring my pet?
Some hotels accept pets.

Can I go without taking my clothes off?
No problem, because nudism is optional.


Photo by Ernesto M


About the author

This article was written by Ian Hayden Parker, Oaxaca Life staff writer, the leading source for English news in Oaxaca, Mexico.

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