We rolled up to this mystical beach late one hot mexican night. Looking for a perfect spot to set up shop for maybe two or three days we lucked out and found Habana’s Cabanas. Ok, sounds kinda cool let’s go talk to the boss. For $7 USD a night, you can park behind the cabanas 100 feet from the Pacific Ocean, a few feet away are the bath/showers, WiFi incl, cold beers and water in the office and shade underneath the cabanas. That’s not all, our hammocks hung underneath the cabanas and fresh food will walk-by you just in case you’re too lazy to move to get snacks or dinner. A margarita guy will pass-by, the ice cream man delivers and chocolate croissants show up at just the right time. Pizza calzones, taco lady, herbal pastries you name it, they make it and deliver to your hammock all day long.
This place made it feel like we were on vacation, not a trip that takes a lot of work; straight-up, kick-back. We took long walks on the beach, starred at the sunsets, laid in the hammocks for hours reading, telling jokes and stories. Oh did I mention this was a clothing-optional beach, we may have tried it out or not. We planned on two nights and it quickly turned into ELEVEN awesome days. Friends were made here and other friends joined the scene a day later. With nothing but time on our hands I decided that I would try making almond milk from scratch, after ton of messy work it turned out great.
Christian loved catching happy hour everyday and taking a walk down the beach for a brick oven pizza or a plate of Al Pastor tacos for about $1. On semi-windy days he would bust out the kite and attach the go-pro to it for our make shift version of a “drone shot” along the beach. It’s been a few months since we were here but this is a place we will return to. We still talk about our time in Zipolite, in our six months of traveling this ranks as top 3 favorite moments.
A few times we took the scooter out for great adventures and sightseeing, why not. We headed out on the scooter for a gorgeous twenty minutes ride towards a lagoon called La Ventanilla Mangroves where we tour a small boat tour to check out some crocodiles, birds, Iguanas and turtles. The next day we went to the Turtle Sanctuary in Mazunte the town over from Zipolite with our friends in a teeny tiny taxi and 6 of us crammed in an almost clown car while it was around 100 degrees.
The rest of our day was filled by sitting in our hammocks and people watch. Naked old guys would wear flip flops and a back pack, nothing else. One occasion a chic was holding hands with two guys one on each hand and making the men walk backwards naked the entire length of the beach. So as you can see we were entertained sitting on the beach for a short eleven days.