This is where town starts, right after the tourist information booth.

Mazunte is a charming Bohemian seaside town with a pristine beach, cobblestone streets, eclectic shops, Mexico’s National Turtle Center, eco-tourism and more. You could easily spend a couple nights here before or after your stay at Gecko Rock – or plan a full day trip, as it’s just 20 miles down the road.

Start the day off right

If you like breakfast, you’ll love Mazunte.¬†From the main drag, take a right on Rinconcito to find several local favorites.

  • La Baguette – This French bakery almost always has a line out the door, with travelers queued up for chocolate pastries, mini quiche or apple pie, savory ham & cheese rolls, fresh baguettes, brownies, banana or coconut cake and more.
  • Tiburon Juice Bar – Next door to La Baguette, Tiburon serves up fresh juices and fruit bowls to get you energized for the day with a full load of vitamins.
  • Cometa Cafe – Across the road, the Cometa Cafe is a cute coffee shop with modern espresso machines and a wide selection of drink options that range from cappucino to Oaxacan hot chocolate.
  • Estrella Fugaz – If you’re more in the mood for a full sit-down breakfast with eggs, follow the road all the way to the beach and head upstairs for chilaquiles or huevos divorciados. The food is great and the ocean view even better.

La Cooperativa de Productos Naturales de Mazunte

Located on the main road as you enter town on the right-hand side, this women’s cooperative is an all-natural cosmetic company that produces and sells an extensive range of body products made entirely from local ingredients.

From soaps and shampoos to after sun lotion made with real aloe, you’ll find products to enhance your trip and great gift ideas for friends & family back home.

Hike up to Punta Cometa

A jaunt out to the tip of Punta Cometa affords absolutely breathtaking views of the surrounding coastline.

Punta Cometa is the southernmost point in Mexico and a pretty awesome spot to catch a 360 degree view of the sun dropping into the sea.

To get there, simply turn right at the Cometa Cafe and follow the road up the hill.

Centro Mexicano de la Tortuga

At the National Turtle Center you can find every nearly specie of marine turtle inhabiting the Mexican coast along with river turtles and land turtles. Facilities include large outdoor tanks, an indoor aquarium and an incubation area for conservation.

  • Open Tue-Sat 10am – 4:30pm and Sun 10am to 2:30pm.

Check out the beaches

  • Playa Rinconcito and Playa Mazunte make up the main stretch of beach running parallel to the road through town. There’s more than enough space to lay out on the sand in peace and tons of restaurants/bars to choose from to grab lunch or a cold beer.
  • Playa Mermejita is a quieter beach on the west side of Punta Cometa.

How to get to Mazunte

From Gecko Rock, the easiest way to get to Mazunte is to book a taxi – but buses and micros run down Highway 200 every few minutes, so you can save a few bucks taking public transport to the OXXO at the Mazunte junction and then taking a cheaper taxi the rest of the way from there.

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