An end of year exploration on the coast of Oaxaca
The Pacific coast of Oaxaca: home to wide open, miles-long stretches of sand, artesenal mescal, and a thriving local art scene. Mazunte is the heart, a small town filled with music in the streets, delicious local food (mole!), and pristine beaches perfect for a swim. It's the perfect mix of laid back vibes coupled with vibrant energy to start off your 2020.
Join us in our tree-top eco-hotel, El Copal, overlooking Playa Mermejita. Enjoy your stay in a palapa, the traditional (with an updated take) structures typical in this part of Mexico - you'll recognize the roof made of palm leaves. Take a dip in the infinity pool set over the beach, lounge in a day bed swinging above the sand, or jump in the ocean to cool off. The accommodation favors wild adventure and ecological connection over luxury, while still ensuring comfort.
A 7 minute walk from “downtown” Mazunte, El Copal is a peaceful spot to ring in 2019. The views are excellent, the food is delightful, the company is outstanding, and that infinity pool water temperature is just right. El Copal is chic, rustic, comfortable, and home to an international crowd of interesting people waiting to start a conversation. Take your showers outside, with a view overlooking the beach or mountains. Please note the toilet is also ecologically friendly and dry (ie. not a flush toilet).
One of the more geographically diverse states in Mexico, Oaxaca reaches 10,000 feet in the highlands before cascading down to lush, tropical jungle on the coast. Around Mazunte, this natural paradise is remarkably well-preserved, thanks to the local system of communal land ownership, called ejido, and there are trails throughout town, including one leading to a hidden jacuzzi pool where incoming waves smash into rocks to create a pool of effervescent bubbles.
Each day, you're invited to a (totally optional) local, delightful, unexpected experience, from a private whalewatching boat charter of the Bahias de Huatulco, to a temescal (native sweatlodge) ceremony performed by a local healer, to sunset paddleboarding with views over Punta Cometa. On December 31st, we'll come together for a delicious dinner, before heading out to ring in the New Year. This 7 day experience balances active exploration with the time you need to relax and recharge (!!). Everything is at your own pace.
This is the time for you to get away. We respect that desire to recharge by offering an optional activity each day, from paddleboarding for sunset to beach yoga to a whalewatching excursion in Huatulco, and more. Drop in and out, delight in a lazy day by the beach drinking Piña Coladas, rest up before heading into town for the night at the Mescaleria (it’s just what it sounds like).
We’re looking for Goldilocks level fiesta here. Mazunte delivers nightlife that goes until the wee hours without the hectic, overbearing scene of some other Mexican destinations (cough, cough, Tulum). Expect live music in the streets, parties on the beach that last all night, candle-lit dinners, and the (soon to be) world famous Mescaleria, featuring a new band every night, from bachata reggae to salsa, and a long line of mescals for you to find the perfect fit.
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