Puerto Escondido Mexico is an amazing Pacific Ocean coastal town in the state of Oaxaca, located 180 miles (290Km) from the capital of the state, Oaxaca city.
Puerto Escondido conserves the Mexican atmosphere and at the same time provides cosmopolitan beaches. This town is increasingly popular among surfers, because its beaches are recognized for having some of the best waves in the world.
Puerto Escondido Waves
Puerto Escondido is not the typical tourist destination. It is preferred by those who want a more authentic Mexico vacation. There will be good hotels but nothing huge or spectacular like the hotels found in Cancun, the Riviera Maya, Los Cabos or Puerto Vallarta.
Also, if you want to know more about Oaxaca's culture and looking for handcrafted textiles or pottery, Puerto Escondido is a perfect stop to relax.
Its climate is perfect, and very predictable.
The average temperature in Puerto Escondido Mexico is 87°F (30°C), and it goes up and down 10°F from season to season. The rainy season is from June to November.
Puerto Escondido Mexico Beach
Surfing is in the top of the list for things to do in Puerto Escondido
This beach is definitely the most famous place to surf and is recognized by experts as one of the top 10 beaches in the world for surfing and top 5 in terms of wave difficulty.
This beach is for beginners.
La Punta Beach
This beach is for intermediate surfers.
Here are some of the best places to visit in Puerto Escondido Oaxaca Mexico:
The Protected Area of Ventanilla
Perfect for camping; here you can find biologist and volunteers willing to take you for a tour and see the marine turtle's nests.
Beach Puerto Angelito
You will need to take a boat from Zicaleta Beach. It is perfect for camping and also you can find authentic sea food restaurants by the beach with palm umbrellas.
Eco-Archeological Park Bocana Copalita
Located about 1.5 hours in the road to Huatulco. Here you can find pre-Hispanic ruins.
Surfing See above in "Surfing" for more details.
Kayaking is perfect thanks to its beautiful mangrooves and coastal currents.
In the road to Huatulco, approximately 115 km or 1.5 hours, you can find the Copalita river and the Eco-Archeological Park Bocana Copalita. In this river you can find rapids for all levels of expertise from beginners to the level V rapids. You can also find a suitable river for rafting in Rio Zimatan close to San Miguel del Puerto with all levels of rapids.
Spa Enjoy a traditional temazcal (steam bath) and relax.
Village Tour Visit the beautiful town or experience the surrounding villages of Manialtepec and Mazunte. Here you can have an eco-tour in boat through the narrow coastal channels, observe how the community is organized to protect the marine turtles, and buy hand made natural cosmetics which are exported to the world.
Puerto Escondido is a small town, but it has a variety of places to enjoy international cuisine and great night life. The place to go is called El Adoquin which is a pedestrian alley in town with neon signs.
Puerto Escondido is not a top place for partying in Mexico, but is definitely the place to enjoy a more traditional Mexican nightlife.
Puerto Escondido has its own airport (Airport code: PSM) although there are very limited options for flying. There are a couple flights to and from major cities in Mexico; mainly Mexico City and Guadalajara.
To go to Puerto Escondido your best bet will be to make a stop in Mexico City.
Another option is to fly to Huatulco Mexico and then drive approximately 1 hour.
Places to stay in Puerto Escondido will be modest and traditional, but that's the whole idea of going here, right?
Hotel Suites Villasol ***
Beachfront close to Playa Zicaleta nicely decorated.
Suites La Hacienda ***
In town hotel for the traditional traveler.
Villas Carrizalillo ***
Beachfront close to Playa Zicaleta.
Puerto Escondido has that small town feeling perfect for those who want to enjoy traditional Mexico, surfing, nature and at the same time stay and eat comfortably.