With only 702 inhabitants, Mazunte is about as sleepy as a beach town can get. There is a lot of laying on the beach reading or just staring out at the incredible ocean view.
Mexico was only the second country of our trip, but we (unexpectedly) fell in love with the country and extended our stay there again and again – in the end we spent 88 days there, and traveled more than 3600 kilometers (2370 miles) through the country.
This weekly series focuses on budget hotel gems we discover while on the road. This week: Posada Ziga in Mazunte, Mexico.
During the 1960s and 1970s a hippie counterculture began to congregate on this isolated beach and, thanks in part to the limited law enforcement, Zipolite steadily gained a reputation in Mexico as a free love paradise, which continued strongly into the 1980s.
The ceremony was originally held to reconcile the gods for rain and a rich harvest and is still very important for the folk groups as the indigenous culture still plays a significant role in Oaxaca.