Puerto Escondido

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Puerto Escondido which includes a beach, rocky coastline and tropical scenes

Internationally famous for its beaches and surf scene, this seaside town is also a gateway for tours to coffee plantations and ecotourism activities.

Popular among backpackers, families, honeymooners and surfers, Puerto Escondido is one of Mexico’s finest Pacific coast beach towns. Soak up the sun on pretty bays, ride big waves and spot colorful sea life. In the evening, choose from bohemian bars, seafood restaurants and friendly nightclubs. Puerto Escondido is also a great jumping-off point for eco-adventures and coffee tours.

The beaches, which spread in both directions from central Playa Principal, are the town’s major attraction. Reach them on foot or take taxis and water taxis. Watch experienced surfers riding big waves at the renowned Zicatela Beach or learn to surf in the mellow waves at La Punta.

West of the town center, Puerto Angelito Bay shelters two small, family-friendly beaches. Snorkel, join dolphin-spotting excursions and relax in casual beachfront restaurants at Puerto Angelito Beach. Enjoy the tranquil ambiance and calm water of neighboring Manzanillo Beach. West of these are the secluded, cliff-enclosed Carrizalillo and Bacocho beaches, both great spots to watch magnificent sunsets.

Engage with nature on kayaking and birdwatching tours of mangrove-framed lagoons. Manialtepec Lagoon is just 11 miles (18 kilometers) from Puerto Escondido while Chacahua Lagoon National Park is about an hour’s drive west of town.

Discover ancient fishing customs and sample traditional needlefish dishes in the village of Mazunte. Visit the National Mexican Turtle Center, which is devoted to the conservation of sea turtles. Other common daytrips include tours of nearby coffee plantations such as Finca El Faro and Finca El Pacifico.

Back in town, explore the bars, clubs and restaurants of El Adoquín. Browse artisan shops and pause to watch street performers. The area around Zicatela Beach is another busy nightlife district and a favorite with the surfer crowd.

Fly to Puerto Escondido International Airport, which is less than 10 minutes’ drive from the city center. This region is warm and sunny year-round and is particularly lively during the Fiestas de Noviembre (November Festivals), a month-long celebration of music, dance, food and surfing.

Hotel Aldea del Bazar
Hotel Aldea del Bazar
3.5 out of 5
Boulevard Benito Juarez Lote 7 -Bacocho, Puerto Escondido, OAX
The price is CA $61 per night from Nov 30 to Nov 30
Located in Bacocho, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bacocho Beach and Carrizalillo Beach. Puerto Angelito Beach and Principal Beach are also within 2 ...
4/5 Very Good! (340 reviews)
"We loved this hotel! The entire staff was very friendly and helpful, we would always ask the front desk guys for guidance around puerto and recommendations to eat or even get the COVID test and they were always friendly and willing to help. We stayed here for 5 days and we got our room cleaned every ..."

Reviewed on Sep. 15, 2021

Hotel Aldea del Bazar
Vivo Resorts
Vivo Resorts
4 out of 5
Avenida Vivo L 46-B, Playa Palmarito, Puerto Escondido, OAX
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $167 per night from Nov 28 to Nov 28
Nestled on the beach, this Puerto Escondido resort is within 12 mi (20 km) of Laguna de Manialtepec, Bacocho Beach, and Carrizalillo Beach. Puerto Angelito Beach ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (227 reviews)
"Nice hotel at a beautiful beach. Far from town. There is a 10-15min on a dirt road on poor conditions."

Reviewed on Sep. 20, 2021

Vivo Resorts
Posada Real Puerto Escondido
Posada Real Puerto Escondido
3.5 out of 5
Blvd Benito Juarez 1, Fraccionamiento Bacocho, Puerto Escondido, OAX
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $104 per night from Nov 28 to Nov 28
Located in Bacocho, this beachfront resort is in the entertainment district and within a 15-minute walk of Carrizalillo Beach and Zicatela Beach. Puerto Angelito ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (265 reviews)
"Everything! Just make you to ask the concierge if you need something specific. They will bring it to you promptly."

Reviewed on Nov. 15, 2021

Posada Real Puerto Escondido
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Casamar Suites
Casamar Suites
2.5 out of 5
Calle Puebla #407, Col. Brisas de Zicatela, Puerto Escondido, OAX
The price is CA $61 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 7
Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Zicatela Beach and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Marinero Beach. Commercial Walkway and Principal Beach ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (46 reviews)
"Great location if you want to be by Punta Zicatela! We had to switch to a more comfortable room, but Casamar Suites accommodated us accordingly."

Reviewed on May 25, 2021

Casamar Suites
Paraiso Suites Familiar
Paraiso Suites Familiar
2.5 out of 5
Ave. Alejandro Cardenas esq. Tlaxcala, Brisas de Zicatela, Puerto Escondido, OAX
The price is CA $238 per night from Nov 28 to Nov 28
Situated near the beach, this vacation home is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Zicatela Beach and 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from Marinero Beach. Puerto Angelito Beach and Carrizalillo ...
Paraiso Suites Familiar
Cabana Tamarindos at Cabanas Maracuya minutes from the beach
Cabana Tamarindos at Cabanas Maracuya minutes from the beach
Puerto Escondido, OAX
Situated by the sea, this romantic vacation home is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Zicatela Beach and 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Marinero Beach. Puerto Angelito Beach and Carrizalillo ...
Cabana Tamarindos at Cabanas Maracuya minutes from the beach
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