Mexico is home to so many diverse wonders - canyons, deserts, rainforest, cities and, of course, beaches. One of the country's most fabulous beaches is tiny Zipolite on the Oaxacan coast. But it's not your typical head- pounding, hard-drinking, over-visited playground.
Hard to reach (although now there are flights to nearby Puerto Escondido) and easy to miss as one drives along this stretch of coast, Zipolite, Mazunte and Puerto Angel seem to have somehow avoided the droves of tourists that tend to frequent so many of Mexico's beaches.
Lucky for us. Golden sand and pounding surf, Zipolite has just the right amount of food options and things to do. There's a yoga studio on the far east end and a nudist stretch to the far west. Accommodations are mainly hammocks right on the beach, but there are a couple of more upscale options as well.
And life is simple. The pace is slow, just as it should be, with no noisy toys - jet skis or motor boats. It's a place to just hang out, relax, soak in the the rays, as well as the abundant serenity.