Accommodations and Dining in Zipolite
Many people that come to Zipolite bring hammocks as many of the restaurant and hotel owners allow travelers to rig up your hammock in between a couple trees or near the hammocks they provide visitors for a very reasonable fee. If you bring your hammock you could save money that you would otherwise have to spend on a hotel room or bungalow.
All along the beach of Zipolite you will see many palapas that house little beach huts and some even have clean and private bathrooms attached. If you choose a palapa with a bathroom or one that is open you should definitely store your valuables in a locker or otherwise you run the risk of theft. If this seems like a little too much nature you could venture to the west end of the beach where the accommodations are a bit fancier. If it is clean, spacious, and luxury you crave you will best be suited at the Posada Esmeralda which is located on the end of Paisan Road. The rooms are actually quite simple but the bathrooms are very clean and have all you would need. You will find this hotel to be a breath of fresh air from the rough and toughness of beach camping or hammocking. The only drawback of Poasada Esmeralda is that they do not have hot water. You will pay 160 pesos per night for a single room and 26 pesos for a double room. They only accept cash as payment. Just down the road from the Esmeralda you will find a hotel with many levels of comfort called Brisa Marina Hotel. This hotel has a few levels of rooms that provide simple accommodations to very extravagant ones. The beds here are plush and extremely comfortable while the bathrooms could use a little work they are still private and that is a nice feature. The prices are very cheap as you will only pay 85 pesos for a single, doubles with their own bath cost 160 pesos per night, and if you would also like a private bath and private balcony you will pay 260 pesos per night. They only take cash as payment here. If you are really looking to spend the most time concentrated on the beach while spending as little as possible you should head to the most western portion of Zipolite’s beach and stay at Posada San Cristobal. At the entry you will be greeted by enormous tropical flowers that create some shade on the beautiful courtyard and make tying up a hammock here very appealing. If you stay here you will have to share a community bath that is very clean and each one has a mosquito net so that you are not bothered by the pesky insects. If you would like to stay here you will pay 160 pesos for a single and if you would like to have a private bath you will pay 260 pesos per night. They do provide discounts for extended stay visitors but they only take cash as payment.
If you enjoy pasta and seafood you will be in heaven here in Zipolite. If you are one of the more health conscious travelers you will be happy to know that there are many health and vegetarian options at almost all the restaurants in Zipolite. The most frequented and best tasting restaurants can be found on the west side of Zipolite’s beach. If you are craving delicious and traditional Mexican fare you should head to Loa Almendros which is located on the East area of Paisan Road. Here you will enjoy very inexpensive antijotos which will cost around 30 pesos, and big entree style dinners of beef or chicken for around 75 pesos per plate. They are open every day and between the hours of 10am-10pm. They only accept cash as payment here. If you head a road or two north of Paisan road you will be on the 3 de Diciembre Road which has a couple great options to buy a delicious piece of pie or pastry. They have many different types of pies and pastries ranging from all kinds of fruit to all types of chocolates. You treat will cost around 26 pesos and they are only open Wed-Sat 7pm-2am and only take cash as payment. If you have a hankering for pizza or French styled crepes you will best be fulfilled at El Terrible which is located at the end of Paisan to the east. The owner of this restaurant is really French and knows how to do the crepes just right. He is no stranger to delicious pizza either. If you want a pizza you will pay 85 pesos. They are open Tues-Sat 6:30pm-12 Midnight and they only accept cash as payment.