Comfort is good, although the windy roads still made us a bit sick, however there was enough leg room for both Greg and me! Wow!
At our lunch stop we had some bad news from the driver.....in Spanish. Now we’ve been practicing but my espanol does not match a fluent speaker talking about a problem on the road. I managed to hear blockado (blockade not bandito as Greg thought!) - some sort of village protest I gathered. So we waited in hammocks in the shade of a lovely jungle courtyard of the restaurant. Making friends with other gringos. 1hr 45min later we were back on the road.
Zipolite had one reputation in Mexico, nudist beach. It’s really clothing optional, not complete nudist beach. We didn’t feel the need to share our bodies with the world, as it’s kinda awkward when others are clothed around you. But plenty of older tourists felt fine....I just had to stop my eyes being drawn to a certain swinging appendage. Eyes up!!
The beach was 20m away, and beautiful, a long bay with little restaurants, camping places and bars. They weren’t intrusive and didn’t spoil the beauty of the beach. They did provide hammocks and umbrellas for shade for a daily price or a drink.
Main Street of town was a 15min walk along the beach and our first night was magical. It’s filled with artists, hippies, musicians, dogs and travellers with blankets laid out selling jewellery, carved pipes and clothes. Behind them are simple open air restaurants, comedors, and chilled cafes. It’s a quick 7min walk all along, but the atmosphere at night is magical! Made me think of Joni Mitchell’s song California, with sandy feet, going to cafes, hearing music and living simply.
The only downside was somehow I got very bitten by sea life and Greg got heat rash -ahh life!
We could see why so many people come here and then just don’t leave, we didn’t want to either! But the road beckons and soon we found ourselves in a taxi heading to Huatulco....
Castillo Oasis (you can book through Booking.com)
Try all seafood parillada (grilled) With ajo (garlic) and mantequilla (butter). Mmmmm!
Walk along the main street for dinner, and sit somewhere that smells good!
Our Top Tip: Dont go to the fancy restaurants with big prices, they are not worth it and you will waste your money. Out here the best food is straight from the sea, and fresh. Enjoy!