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Mazunte, Oaxaca

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Mazunte with Turtle Museum at right   More Aerial Photos

Mazunte is a quiet little place that is trying to make a go at eco-tourism after centuries of being dependent on the now illegal turtle and turtle egg trade.
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Although there are few amenities, this is a great place to get away from it all and it's located just a few miles west of Puerto Angel past Zipolite and Agustinillo. Playa Mazunte is home to an impressive turtle museum - the Centro Mexicano de la Tortuga. And on the western point of the crescent shape bay is Punta Cometa, the southernmost point in Oaxaca. Also nearby is Playa Mermejita, one of two Oaxacan nesting grounds for the rare leatherback turtle.

Playa Mazunte is the local beach with the west end known as Playa Rinconcito. The nearby beach of Playa Agustinillo is calmer and better for swimming than Playa Mazunte. It's only 3 minutes away.

The Centro Mexicano de la Tortuga researches, breeds, and displays numerous varieties of live turtles and fish, besides photos and other exhibits. Efforts are being made to reestablish the once plentiful local turtle population. The museum has guided tours for a moderate admission fee (around $5 per person.)

In 2010, the roads leading from the main road to the beach were upgraded, paved with stone.

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Additional accommodations are located in San Agustinillo 1 km to the east, Playa Ventanilla to the west, and Puerto Escondido, to the far west.

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See Mazunte Beach Photos
See also Of Turtles and Things, an article from the Mexican Meanderings newsletter.
See also the Ecosolar web page on Mazunte (en español).


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