This place lives and breathes relaxation. This is where the Mexicans from the capital flock to for their Christmas holidays and although full of tourists when I visited at New Year it still didn’t feel crowded. Other times of year it is much quieter and there is no need to book in advance (except at New Year and late January during the circus festival).
Mazunte is surrounded by sandy white beaches and you don’t have to walk too far (even in peak season) to find a beach with just a handful of people. There is a beautiful look out to watch the changing colours as the sun set on the ocean.
Local fishermen run whale and dolphin tours from the beach.
Accommodation: Arquitecto, ask for the estrellas – hill top beds hanging under a roof overlooking the ocean – stunning. They also have ocean view cabanas.
Hostel La Isla has a good vibe and is a great place to have dinner and meet other travellers.