Oaxaca Beaches

Oaxaca beaches stretch for 370 miles along the coast and are among those beaches of the world that are still fairly raw and untouched, ranging from creamy white sand to rugged rocky terrain reaching into the ocean. Located quite a distance outside the city, Oaxaca beaches are far from the hustle and bustle of city life. Because of traveling hazards, it is important to be aware of weather and road conditions when booking road travel through the city. During the summer months, it is a fairly common occurrence to find roads leading to the beaches that are washed out from heavy rainfall, which can be detrimental to a vacation. Staying away from these roads at these times is a wise choice. Flying into Huatulco or Puerto Escondido from Oaxaca is often an easier option, with no worries of driving risks. In addition to devastating natural beauty and a relaxing pace, Oaxaca beaches are now a refuge for the world’s sea turtle population, and visitors can look forward to the probably experience of seeing these creatures on the shores of Oaxaca.

Huatulco Beaches

Huatulco Beaches
Huatulco Beaches

One of Mexico’s newest beach resorts is known as Bahias de Huatulco, named so for the nine bays and beaches of the area. In addition to some of the country’s most lovely coastal scenery, the Bay of Huatulco offers a number of activities and resort lifestyle; yet it remains a still somewhat isolated paradise, since expansion is slow in progress. Golfers will enjoy Tangolunda, a beautiful 18-hole championship golf course skillfully merged with the native jungle by Mario Schjetnan, with a stunning waterfall on the 13th hole. Vsitors of Huatulco can also take advantage of the open tennis court facilities at Tangolunda. When the sun sets, the resort bars and clubs are an inviting diversion for many, and nearby La Crucieta has a notable night scene, if you care to make the jaunt.

Zipolite Beach

Zipolite Beach
Zipolite Beach

Zipolite Beach resides just west of Puerto Angel, most well known for the hippie and nudist crowd, which is tolerated by the locals though not legal — steer clear of the west end if it is offending to you. It harbors quite lovely scenery; however, for swimmers, it is known to be a dangerous location because of the strong undertow. Here, water activities are best left to the experts. Accommodations are inexpensive and range over all types, from a simple hammock to hostel rooms to thatched cabins, and visitors can find a delightful array of cuisine with a little research.

Zicatela Beach

Zicatela Beach
Zicatela Beach

A surfer’s paradise, Zicatela Beach is where the famed Mexican Pipeline rolls out over the coastal waters, with surfers slicing through as it travels towards the shore. Located at Puerto Escondido, just east of the main beach, Zicatela draws throngs of visitors because of the gargantuan waves alone. The sheer pressure of the huge crashing waves and the riptide that can grab hold of swimmers and draw them out to sea make the waters a dangerous adventure and best set aside for the experienced surfers and swimmers that often congregate for the big one. Additionally, horses are available for rent at Zicatela, a most charming activity to experience the gorgeous scenery.

Puerto Escondido Beach

Puerto Escondido Beach
Puerto Escondido Beach

Originally a small fishing village, Puerto Escondido has expanded quite a bit in the last several years. Still, it maintains the small town charm of its origins. On the main beach, Playa Principal, the vision is filled with palm trees, fishing boats, and coastal restaurants.  Safe waters can be found at Puerto Angelito and Playa Carrizalillo, two protected coves somewhat off the well beaten path of the tourist areas and reachable by car or boat.

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