Zipolite Mexico Nude Beach
The largest attraction in Zipolite is the
nude beach. The western end of the beach has been officially sanctioned
as a Mexico nude beach. A rarity for Mexico which is a conservative
country . . . but 90% of the tourists in Zipolite would be classed
as Euro-hippies, and most of them still wear something on the beach.
For those who have never been to such a place, I think that your
first clue is that these are not a bunch of sex crazed young people
looking for a place to have some kind of raunchy experience. Most
of them come from cultures where the human body is not seen as nasty
or dirty. They just don't see it as a big deal. . . and as previously
stated, the smaller percentage that does go nude are on the western
side of the beach.
Before you start to draw a mental picture based on some island paradise
movie, you should remember that Zipolite's beach has a darker side.
Gawkers with and without cameras, killer rip tides, more drugs than
the local pharmacy and the crime that is usually associated with
people trying to feed the habit.
You may want to consider the nearby Mazunte beach just a few kilometers
to the west. Sunning all of your assets is not allowed, but the beach
is just as nice and the water won't kill you if you want to go for
a swim :)
If you've got tired of lying in your hammock, swimming and sunbathing
it might well be time to join one of Brigitte's excellent yoga classes.
In an airy studio with wooden floor and sea view you'll get an expert
treatment to loosen up those stiff muscles… You'll find Solstice
- Yoga & Vacations at the East end of the beach, near the
soccer field (la cancha) and the primary school (escuela primaria).
Solstice specializes in daily Hatha yoga classes, retreats and workshops.
Azul Profundo Tours
For those interested in really seeing what the Pacific Coast near
Zipolite has to offer, Azul Profundo offers a cool way to escape
the heat at the Mexico nude beach:
Four beaches and four hours out at sea. Along the way we see sea
turtles and swim with them. If we are lucky, dolphins and whales
We provide transportation to and from the dive shop and snorkel
We pick up anyone interested in coming each morning between
9:00 and 9:45.
For more information, please call our local phone number 5843109
and ask for Francisco.
Mazunte is a small beach town just a few kilometers west of Zipolite.
The beach cabanas, hammock joints, and restaurants are pretty much
the same as Zipolite. The differences are that total nudity is not
allowed on the beach (Topless on the beach is OK, but totall nudity
is restricted to the sanctioned Mexico Nude Beach area in Zipolite),
there are more police there, and the water is much safer for swimming.
Mazunte also has a turtle museum that is popular with tourists,
so if you are in the area, you may want to check it out.
3 kilometers west of Mazunte you will find a company called "Servicios
Ecoturistico La Ventanilla" which provides a one and a half
hour tour by canoe to a lagoon where you will see hundreds of river
crocodiles and water birds. $4.00 USD for adults & $1.75 USD
for children. Be sure to ask about their horseback rides ($17 USD) & other