Nudist Beaches Mexico
South Of The Border Nudism
FOR NOW THE BOHEMIANS ARE IN CONTROL
We can report that not much has changed in the last year, meaning Zipolite remains fairly undiscovered; hammocks still rent for a $1 a night, and well-bred backpackers (European and American) still inhabit the ramshackle huts and cabins along the beach. Nights continue to be low-key. One is more likely to hear The Doors on the jukebox than anything else. Marijuana odors still compete nicely with the fragrant tropical foliage.
And then there's the permitted nudity, particularly on the western shore and Playa del Amor (aptly named, as some couples find it a good place to vent their inner exhibitionists). It's one of Mexico few locations where nudism is permitted, and the tourists take full advantage of the opportunity for all-over sunburns.
Are the women more Ginger or Mary Ann (keeping with the Gilligan theme)? Decidedly Mary Ann, with a touch of Southern California free-spiritedness. Except during the spring break period (late February to early April) I'd say the crowd ranges in age from mid-twenties to early forties, though the permanent expat population includes many in their sixties.
Mingling With Younger Nudists
Frankly, one of the big draws for me is the ability to mingle with younger, and I'll add, highly attractive nude women and teens. It isn't the frenetic sort of place that Cancun is. People go to Zipolite to kick-back, relax and enjoy the low-key vibes.
People have harped favorably on Zipolite's "hippie" roots and culture, but it frankly seems more Zen to me than anything else, though you'll see plenty of folks living out their Woodstock fantasies. If you're a single traveler (male or female, as many of the backpackers are), you'll have no trouble meeting people.
If you prefer solitude there's plenty of room for that. If you stick to the west end you'll find people living 24/7 in the buff, which if you haven't tried I strongly recommend you do. New daily arrivals mean you'll never tire of the few. Day visitors from Puerto Escondido often end up staying the night, meaning impromptu accommodations are casually arranged. If there's a downside, the surf is a bit rough and the undertow can be dangerous, crime is a minor worry and as far as air-conditioning goes it's still the 1950s, which some prefer. Ed. Nudist Mexico: Zipolite