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 visitors will find the natural rock formation known as the ‘ventana’ or ‘window’. Meanwhile at the eastern end of the beach Toron Rock is a popular place to look out for whales, dolphins and orcas as they pass this stretch of Mexican coast, alongside experiencing the Pacific sun sets.
Playa Mermejita consists of a broad expanse of pale sand which undulates slightly along its length. Almost entirely clear of rocks and other obstacles, there’s usually plenty of space for a game of beach football, or to lay down a towel and enjoy the simple pleasures of the sun, sea and sand.
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