San Agustinillo, Mazunte, and Ventanilla Mexico Photos
On the Oaxacan Coast in Mexico there are a few different beaches and small towns, all with their own feel and attractions. Puerto Angel is mainly a fishing town, Zipolite is a nude beach full of young hippies, Mazunte is beautiful national park popular with backpackers, San Agustinillo is a tranquil little town with more [...]
On the Oaxacan Coast in Mexico there are a few different beaches and small towns, all with their own feel and attractions. Puerto Angel is mainly a fishing town, Zipolite is a nude beach full of young hippies, Mazunte is beautiful national park popular with backpackers, San Agustinillo is a tranquil little town with more upscale accommodation, and Ventanilla is the start of popular crocodile tours in the nearby mangroves. All of these beaches lie a short shared pick up or taxi ride away from each other, making it easy to explore all of them on a Oaxaca beach vacation.
The wreckage of a small airplane crash on the beach in la Ventanilla, Mexico
An airplane shot down on the beach in Mexico.
The beach of la Ventanilla in Oaxaca, Mexico
Tourists from Mexico City look out in the mangroves for crocodiles
A boat tour in Mexico looking through the mangroves for crocodiles.
Monkey sticks its tongue out at the tourists
Petra screaming when we tried to put her in a life vest
Turtles on a log sticking out of a the water in a mangrove by La Ventanilla
The little window in this rock is why this place is called La Ventanilla
Wade holds a shell with a hermit crab inside
The beach of Mazunte on the Oaxaca Coast
San Agustinillo Beach in Oaxaca, Mexico
Petra and Chaya talking on the beach in Mexico
Sea Turtle in the Turtle Museum in Mazunte
Freshwater turtles in the turtle museum of Mazunte, Oaxaca
After traveling on her own for three or four years, Chaya met up with Wade Shepard, the editor of VagabondJourney.com. They were married in 2009, and continue to travel the world together with their young daughter. From time to time Chaya blogs about family travel and life on the road. Chaya Shepard has written 102 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.
I’m an itinerant writer who has been traveling the world since 1999, through 88 countries. I wrote Ghost Cities of China, a book which chronicles the two years that I spent in China’s new cities, and have another book about the New Silk Road coming out soon. I’m a regular contributor to Forbes, The Diplomat, and the South China Morning Post, and I have been featured on BBC World, VICE, NPR Morning Edition, CNBC Squawk Box, CBC The Current … This is my personal blog where I share stories from the road that don’t fit in anywhere else. In other words, this is my daily diary, raw and real — it is not edited or even proofread. Subscribe below.