A mystical village | Namaste, Mazunte (Mexico)

What didn’t I love about Mazunte? Every corner, every little store, every sight.
This extraordinary beach is located in Oaxaca, Mexico, along the Pacific coast. Eventhough it can be somehow tricky to get there, I assure you…it is totally worth it !

I went backpacking with my best friend along the beaches in Oaxaca, and Mazunte won the gold medal by far! Since the moment we entered this hippie-like village, I knew it was going to be special.

There are many ways to get to Mazunte. We arrived to Huatulco International Airport so it was easier to get there. The easiest path to take is by walking to the carretera (highway) and take a taxi colectivo or colectivos (taxi cabs that take many people along the way [fare: $20 mxp]) camiones (buses) to Pochutla [30 min]. When you get to Pochutla ask for camionetas colectivas to Mazunte [fare:$ 10 mxp, 30 min max].

Mazunte,“mizontle” in Náhuatl (a well known, but not spoken, language in Mexico) refering to an specific kind of tiny crabs living in the area; with only one main street Avenida Paseo del Mazunte this paradise becomes more subreal when, it seems like, most of the population is foreign.

Most of the shops, houses, restaurants and hotels in Mazunte are eco-friendly. Every place I went to was in a thrifty-mode concerning the environment and the energy. Everything was organic, cruelty free, vegetarian and even vegan (have in mind that this kind of food is not easy to find in Mexico). We went to Cosméticos Naturales de Mazunte, we bought an organic sunscreen and a hair conditioner: excellent quality and not harmful to the environment! Look for this mini store, it is incredibly organized, very welcoming has numerous products.

We stayed in this gorgeous hotel-hostel Posada Ziga. I honestly don’t know how to call this compound  because we couldn’t believe the great services they had to call it a hostel, but too cheap for a hotel, they call it posada. We were looking for a place to stay for one night, in the second I saw the sight….I fell in love. My room was splendid: 2 double beds with mosquiteros and fans, one private bathroom (inside the room), a little terrace with 2 hammocks ($600 mxp per night). I think this is an amazing place to stay with friends, if the total price is divided by your friends, so spending the night could be extremey cheap and safe.

Punta Cometa is a must when you visit Mazunte. It is located at the far west end of this gorgeous beach, this rocky cape is located  in the southermost point in the state of Oaxaca. Unfortunately, the sky was extremely cloudy that day, therefore we were not able to see the sunset: the main attraction in Punta Cometa. Eventhough our luck, the sight is beauteous and leisurely, we loved it!

There are many ways to get to the top, ask the locals for the easiest way for you  (pssst….they told us: walk along the beach, heading to Punta Cometa, there is a little baywatch cabin [with a First Aid symbol], go to the right by the stone steps [between restaurants], and follow the path). By the way, don’t forget tennis shoes and bug spray (50 min from bottom to top)

This is the easiest path to Punta Cometa
Punta Cometa


I must say, the beach is gorgeous. I loved the fact that it was not very populated, it was kind of desolated. The beach is 1 km (0.62 mi) long, there is plenty of space to relax and have lunch, the sea right in front of you.




Mazunte stole my heart, magnified my spirit and recharged my energy.
I am definitely coming back, so I can renew my mind and renovate my body.


“The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul”

Namaste, Mazunte.

Alice: Madness Returns -“My Wonderland is shattered. It’s dead to me.”-

Oh Alice, my dear Alice…you never stop to surprise me. Since the first time I read the book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865) by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, or better know by Lewis Carroll,  I encountered this wondrous character. Now she is different and her psychotic breakdown strikes again in Alice: Madness Returns.

As the Chesire cat mentions in one of his ill-natured lines in this game- “Different denotes neither bad nor good, but it certainly means not the same” – we spot a distinct ambience than the usual, childish movie Alice in Wonderland, 1951 by Walt Disney Productions. Alice comes back madder and more sadist than ever…and even more violent. This jewel was released in June, 2011 by Electronic Arts, becoming the sequel to American  McGee’s Alice and prequel of Alice: Otherlands.

Briefly, Alice returns (again) to Wonderland: lost, confussed and more cursed than ever. At the begining, Alice is getting “psychiatric” help after the past two games, living filthy and unsupervised in the Victorian England in the Rutledge Insane Asylum full of uncanny children. Apparently Alice suffers a psychotic break and goes back to her memories and hallucinatory abode: Wonderland. She encounters childhood memories which help her to construct her own mind, and luckly for us…the game.

I am extremely excited to continue playing Alice: Madness Returns. This is one of the games I have wanted to play many years ago. I hadn’t had the chance to do so, but now this is my opening line fot this category Videogames.

This game is available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. I will be posting my ideas from the game and the correlation between her psychological course and the sly  way Spicy Horse, the developers, made it blend.