The La Puesta is the local disco/bar that anyone wanting to dance
the night away will need to visit.
Most of the patrons seem to be locals from Pochutla, Puerto Angel,
or Mazunte. And the DJ/owner does do a good job playing music to
suit either the locals or tourists; mixing it up, or playing more
of the music he feels the majority wants to hear. So you end up with
a mix of reggae, salsa, or rock & roll. One finds that the tourists
have a hard time dancing to traditional Mexican dance songs, and
the locals have a hard time adjusting to the "just wing it" philosophy
of dancing to Rock & Roll.You can't please all of the people
all of the time.
The Disco/Bar is usually free. However, a cover charge is to be
expected if a live band is playing.
The night La Puesta was reviewed, a Mexican Band known as Cuarto
Blanco (White Room) was playing Euro/American favorites like The
Eagles, and believe me when I tell you that these boys were playing
some serious Rock. They had a great Stairway to Heaven (Led Zeppelin),
and no detectable Mexican Accent. They sounded like a good band you
could have found playing in any town USA.
The cover charge the night they were playing was $20 Pesos, or $2.00
The rest of Zipolite's nightlife is spread out among the many Restaurant/Bars
which cover the area. Our Zipolite map page
has a detailed map of the western part of town.