Vivo Resorts, Beaches, Food, Textiles, Markets
In her January 2019 Pursuitist article, writer Kate Michael says that Puerto Escondido Mexico is, “A water lover’s paradise on Oaxaca’s Pacific coast” that is “easier to get to than you might expect.”
The “hidden port” of Puerto Escondido has been a surfer’s secret paradise since the 1960s. It has only been in the last decade that this part of Oaxaca, on the Emerald Coast, has become a beloved vacation destination for international travelers.
According to Michael, when you visit this mellow Mexican beach town today, “You’ll mix and mingle with backpackers, surfers, and authentic local families.”
Here is Kate Michael’s list of the 5 best reasons to visit Puerto Escondido:
Michael calls Vivo Resorts Oaxacan Beachfront Living “One of the most luxurious – and ecologically conscious – places to stay.” The oceanfront condos for rent at Vivo Resorts are located on Palmarito Beach, just a short 15-minute shuttle bus from the town of Puerto Escondido. Vivo is a private, gated, resort community with all the conveniences of home. It also has a Clubhouse that includes a business center, restaurants, fitness center, spa, kid’s club, event space, and more! You can book an oceanfront condo rental at Vivo Resorts through the Vivo Vacations website.
The Puerto Escondido beaches are what the Emerald Coast of Oaxaca is famous for. There are no less than 7 beautiful sandy beaches in and around Puerto Escondido. Carrizalillo Beach is ideal for families that want to swim and relax. Beginner surfers might want to check out La Punta, where you can also take surfing lessons. Zicatela Beach is home to the Mexican Pipeline and some pretty major surfing competitions. In fact, CNN ranked this Puerto Escondido beach #8 out of the top 50 Best Surf Spots in the World! Visit our blog entitled “Mexican Pipeline Puerto Escondido MX” for more information.
Traditional Mexican Cuisine
Puerto Escondido is a town of over 45,000 so there are many great local restaurants to enjoy. As Michael noted, “The area is known for gastronomic delights” adding that a restaurant like Restaurant El Espadin, is not only “One of the best and most affordable luxury dining experiences,” but also overlooks the Bay and “comes with a free million dollar view” of Playa Carrizalillo. If you stay at Vivo Resorts, Ernestos Restaurant in the Vivo Clubhouse also offers farm-to-table authentic Oaxaca cuisine made from local ingredients.
This area of Oaxaca on the Emerald coast of southern Mexico is home to 16 different unique groups including the Zaptec, Mixtex, Mazateco, and Chinanteco cultures. In Puerto Escondido, you’ll find a rich mixture of traditional textiles and unique, ethnic, artisan fashions. According to Michael, “Guests often have the chance to experience how the functional art is created by watching weavers operate an intricate loom on the building’s rooftop!”
Fantastic Local Markets
The two local markets, Mercado Benito Juarez and El Adoquin, are both authentic community gathering places. The evening markets are the best and they offer everything from local produce and crafts to handcrafted textiles and ethnic fashions from the local indigenous peoples.
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