9 Mexico Best Nudist Beaches

The Best Mexican naturist beaches...

  • Playa Zipolite // Oaxaca

    Playa Zipolite
    Ana Escobar

    Located on the southern coast of Oaxaca state, Playa Zipolite is Mexico's first and only legal nudist beach. It is very popular as a clothing-optional resort and is pretty laid back, with the use of marijuana largely ignored. On the first week in February the beach hosts the annual Festival Nudista Zipolite. For a little more seclusion head to Playa del Amor just over… read more »

  • Playa Puerto Angelito // Oaxaca

    Playa Puerto Angelito
    Adam Jones

    Located in the popular beach destination of Oaxaca, Playa Puerto Angelito is a small family-friendly beach just to the west of Manzanillo Beach. Together these adjacent beaches stretch for about 120 metres.

    Both these attractive beaches curve around the bay and have beautiful white sand, clear aquamarine waters and rocks at either end, but Puerto Angelito is busier with fishermen pulling up their boats and… read more »

  • Playa Carrizalillo // Oaxaca

    Playa Carrizalillo

    Playa Carrizalillo is one of the most popular beaches on the Puerto Escondido coast of Oaxaca. Located at the end of a bay of the same name, Playa Carrizalillo may only be roughly 100 yards in length but has the facilities much larger beaches would be proud of.

    One downside is that the main access point to the beach is from the surrounding cliffs, with… read more »

  • Playa La Punta // Oaxaca

    Playa La Punta
    Darij Zadnikar

    Playa La Punta is a semi-officially recognised subdivision of Playa Zicatela in Puerto Escondido. Forming the hook of Zicatela's hockey stick shape, it curves around the Pacific Ocean facing both to the north and the west – making it an ideal spot to check out the nightly sunsets.

    Playa La Punta is also a favourite with surfers. Its point creates a consistent wave, and… read more »

  • Playa del Amor // Oaxaca

    Playa del Amor

    One of the region's smaller beaches, Playa del Amor, or Lover's Beach, is a great addition to any itinerary. Both secluded and private, it is surrounded by high cliffs covered in jungle sweeping down to golden sands and calm shallows known for their swimming, snorkelling and diving.

    The rocks on either side of Playa del Amor are home to all manner of marine species, while the… read more »

  • Playa Mermejita // Oaxaca

    Playa Mermejita
    Martin Barona

    Playa Mermejita is a small beach that until recently was entirely wild with no facilities. Its secluded nature has turned it into an unofficial nudist beach, so leave your cameras at home. But Playa Mermejita also has the distinction of being one of just two beaches in Oaxaca where endangered leatherback turtles are known to come ashore to nest.

    At the western end of Playa Mermejita… read more »

  • Coronado Island // Baja

    Coronado Island
    Kirt Edblom

    Many beaches may claim to have white sand and turquoise waters, and many do. But few have either to quite the same degree as the beach on Isla Coronado in Baja. Just a short boat trip from the popular coastal town of Loreto this beautiful little island is easy enough to get to but never busy.

    The crystal clear water here makes it a great spot… read more »

  • Playa Maruata // Michoacan

    Playa Maruata
    © diegopm

    This remote beach managed to stay off the tourist radar for many years. Often described as the most beautiful beach in Michoacán, if not the whole Pacific coast, it was a pretty well kept secret. These days Maruata remains off the beaten track but there is the semblance of tourist infrastructure.

    Playa Maruata is actually three adjoining beaches which become increasingly hazardous as you head westwards. The… read more »

  • Playa del Secreto // Guerrero

    Playa del Secreto

    Acapulco's "secret beach" is so named as it tucked away in an upmarket corner of Santa Lucía Bay with public access very limited. Overlooking the beach, beyond the fringe of dense vegetation are some of this holiday city's most exclusive postcodes. It is therefore not too surprising they wanted to keep this hidden gem to themselves.

    Unlike many of the beaches in Acapulco, which are battered by… read more »