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North America » Mexico » Oaxaca » Mazunte January 4th 2017

Hola Amigos! The story goes on. For the next weeks we were city hopping from the North to the South – León, Guanajuato, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico City, Oaxaca and Mazunte. León On the boat to Isla Marineta we met two girls from León, Teodora and Valentina who invited us to visit them if we pass through León. After a 24 hour bus ride from the Copper Canyon to the South, we arrived in León and took the girls up on their offer. We had lunch at the golf club, El Molina, what a beautiful place! The girls worked as managers here and made us feel like VIPs. Later in the evening we even had the opportunity to meet their families, joining them for dinner…pizza! Finally, they took us on a short tour of the ... read more
León with Valentina und Teodora
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Christmas decoration like in Germany

North America » Mexico » Oaxaca » Mazunte October 25th 2016

Vrijdag heb ik heel de dag lekker op het strand gelegen en in een hangmat gehangen, totdat er een man wat dagtrips aan ons kwam verkopen. Een van die trips was een nacht zwemmen met lichtgevend water, wat we diezelfde avond nog zijn gaan doen. Helaas was het effect niet op foto's te vangen zonder een hele goede camera, en dus zullen jullie het moeten doen met mijn beschrijving. We reden ongeveer een uur naar een los meer, waar we met een boot nog tien minuten lang naar het midden zijn gevaren. Daar sprongen we in het water dat zelfs midden in de nacht nog heerlijk warm was. En dan zie je zodra je beweegt een soort vage witte waas door het water heen. En als je je arm uit het water tilde zag je allemaal ... read more
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North America » Mexico » Oaxaca » Mazunte May 27th 2016

HE SAID... Tonight we were leaving Oaxaca City and heading south to Mazunte on the Pacific Coast of Oaxaca. We collected our packs from the lobby of Oaxaca Real Hotel, jumped into a taxi at 8:30pm and sped through the streets of Oaxaca City for the last time on our way to the bus station. We were catching a nine hour overnight bus to Mazunte, a small beachside town on the Pacific Coast. We arrived at the bus station around 9pm. After picking up some snacks and motion sickness pills (on the advice of our guide) from a small shop inside the station, we boarded our bus at 9:30pm. We then set off on an epic journey through the night, winding our way through the mountainous terrain of Oaxaca before finally arriving in San Pedro Pochutla ... read more
pacific coast
mazunte beach
huevos rancheros

North America » Mexico » Oaxaca » Mazunte June 30th 2015

Buen dia. Ive been thinking of some of my favorite things and experiences of Mazunte. Ill be leaving probably tomorrow or the next day and have a lot of free time to reminisce on what Ive really loved here. Im gonna break it down. 1. Swimming everyday. At least once, probably twice. The waves are just big enough to be super fun to play in but not big enough to be dangerous. Go farther up the coast and they get big enough that people arent supposed to swim, only experienced surfers. These waves still get big enough though that if youre not watching, they can catch you can have you rolling up the beach. It was scary for me at first but once I realized they werent actually taking me anywhere, it was fun. Expcept for ... read more

North America » Mexico » Oaxaca » Mazunte June 27th 2015

Hey guys. Hows it going? Im probably going to keep this short and sweet since Im kind of out of it and need to go find a restroom (internet cafes dont usually have one). Im out of it because I was pretty sick last night. Yesteray around midday started feeling funky and it ended up with me half-passed out in my hammock the rest of the day and is sucky fever. I thought it was from some bad tacos, but ended up feeling like a bad cold or flu. Who knows, these Mexican bacteria mystify me continuously. The day before yesterday the taco lady came by more times than usualy. There are numerous kinds of treats both sweet and savory, traveling by foot all over the beach and outer areas. Its awesome because youll just be ... read more
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North America » Mexico » Oaxaca » Mazunte March 6th 2014

March 6, 2014 Roger would be proud of us. All by ourselves we stood by the highway and caught a bus to San Antonio (about 35 miles southeast of PE) and then a taxi took us the next 8 miles or so into the village of Mazunte and to the beach at San Augustinillo. We lucked out in that the bus was a 16 passenger van with very comfortable seats and a large tv. At first we thought we'd made a big mistake in getting on, but found out it was the same price as the big old "chicken buses." The San Augustinillo area is where the Gulf of Tehuantetec begins. We began the visit with a strange, but good, breakfast at an open air beach cafe. The coffee came, it was excellent. Ten minutes later ... read more
San Augustinillo Beach
My View from under the Palapa
Waiting and Waiting

North America » Mexico » Oaxaca » Mazunte January 14th 2013

The glazed bananas that the senoritas and senoras sell at the beach are a real treat. Grilled until the sweet banana pulp starts to swell and ooze. Think of a glazed doughnut, but bananas instead, quite a treat, and filling! Soooo good. What would a trip be without a Lessons Learned section? 1. Taxis. A twenty-five peso ($2.00) taxi ride is inexpensive in itself, but when you look at them over a three or four week span, you cn see how they can add up to a lot of money. Tip: Share taxi rides if you can. No one says you can’t take a friend or wait on the corner where they take “collectivo” taxis. If you are paying half or less, it could cut your total taxi bill in half. 2. Be prepared for the ... read more
carmelized bananas
La Bocana Beach

North America » Mexico » Oaxaca » Mazunte June 8th 2012

We arrived yesterday morning in Mazunte... a beautiful small town (one might call it a village) with an amazing beach and killer waves (probably around 3m). We relaxed for the day, didnt do anything for once, but started feeling the sore muscles from the past extreme-climbing-week even more. The pacific ocean is beautiful, stunning, absolutly breathtaking. We slept in a hostel right at the beach... In the evening we went out for a drink, in a small bar live-music was played and everyone was so relaxed in this town. People were as helpful as always. As currently it is an off season the place seems really deserted but this makes it even more beautifull! It was such a perfect opportunity to just relax and forget about everything! But the next day we managed to find a ... read more
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Killer waves
View from our room

North America » Mexico » Oaxaca » Mazunte October 20th 2011

Day 7 in Mexico. Jumped on the 9 am bus to Pachultla. Was only girl the whole way. And the only gringo, til Julien from France jumped aboard half way thru. Was an interesting trip geography wise. We started in city of Oaxaca, drove thru farmland, thru cactus, thru incredible green lush high mountain pine forests, dropped down into the tropics and then, finally to the pacific. It was incredible scenery; the villages in the clouds and the deep valleys below. Just one word about the mountain part of the drive....this entailed 100's if not 1000's of curves, many hairpin, plus the pot holes, the washed out half roads with steep drops, the land slides, the speed of the van...well, this trip is not for the light hearted stomach...thankfully, i have an iron gut and felt ... read more
The drink Tejate
Sunday market in Tlacolula
Meat stand at market

North America » Mexico » Oaxaca » Mazunte June 24th 2011

Curiosity got the better of us and we decided that we should make the stop in Mazunte on the Pacific Coast line just to see if the little fishing village had changed in 5 years since we last visited. To our surprise it is very much the same, a few more paved roads and some bad erosion on the beach but still the same sleepy fishing village feel. Torrential rain greeted us off the bus and we wondered if our ocean view room, with the hammocks on the balcony would get used in our two day stay. The next morning we woke to glorious sunshine and the next 4 days solely existed of the following: Day 1 Swimming eating Drinking Had a seista in the hammock Adult activities Day 2 Refer to above but not necessrily ... read more
View from one side of our balcony
Big ass Cactus
Jose




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