Posada Brisa Marina
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Posada Brisa Marina Dec 27, 2012
Posada Brisa Marina was one of this lucky guesses combined with low season and some luck. How else I can explain third floor two bed room facing beautiful beach, with terrace filled with hammocks and lazy chairs that we got for price of 100 pesos per person. Excellent bathroom and old school locker that looked more like door for a fireplace made our stay even better. Beds are big and nice surrounded by couple of night tables and a chair. I went for hammock one night because outside smelled like ocean and temperature was just perfect. All windows have mosquito nets so you can open them wide with no problem.
We got to Zipolite after long all nighter from San Cristobal del Casas. Being back to the beach was exactly what we were looking for, and this beach was just perfect. Friend of mine told us about this place with lots of excitement of how relaxed and great people are in this area. Four of five small fishing villages have excellent beaches, enough hotels and no resorts that you can go in. I have seen few yoga retreats on the way and couple of spiritual places. What I am trying to say is that this area is largely not touristic in a sense of bunch of foreigners covering the beaches, but more for people that know how to find good spot and spend quality time. Surfing is fairly good with long stretch of wave, but not as good as Puerto Escondido. Zipolite was definitely surfing camp place judging by the old stilts cabanas that still cover good part of the beach.
Posada does not look like it is finished building. There is large 4-5 story building with balconies all over and not really safe wooden railing that gives it a bit of the character. Owner or manager lives on the bottom floor, right next to the only stairs and he is all security you can get. Not that area is dangerous in any way, just that he does everything that you need. Stairs that take you up the posada are rudimentary wooden makeshift stairs, a bit dangerous to use, so apply caution while going up, especially if your feet are wet or sandy.
Posada has its own shaded area, chairs and hammocks where you can enjoy siesta time or just get back in life after a long night. On the beach, right next to the shade, there is small restaurant with excellent food, beach view and service. You can rent some snorkels, boards and stuff for beach at the posada but watch out when you are entering the water because there are very strong rip currents running all over the beach.
Right in the front of the posada there is good and big market store, with fresh fruit and lots of cheep beer. Restaurants are very limited to few in town but food is mostly tasty and fresh. There is one restaurant in hotel on the north side of the beach which has excellent fish and Italian cuisine. All in all, this place is perfect go get stuck for long month or so…
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