Best Things to Do In Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca MX
In her May 10, 2018 destination insights article for CNN Travel (under Best Beaches), writer Susannah Rigg explored some of the best things to do in Puerto Escondido, which is located on the Pacific Coast of Oaxaca in southern Mexico.
In the CNN Travel article, Rigg called Puerto Escondido a, “hidden treasure worth discovering,” adding that for the most part it has, “remained under the mainstream tourism radar for years (but is still) a firm favorite with surfers and backpackers.”
Some of the best things to do in Puerto Escondido, as listed by Rigg, include:
- Enjoying quiet isolated beaches
- Taking a boat trip to witness tropical ocean life
- Experiencing the local cuisine (especially seafood)
- Enjoying cozy cabanas and small, sweet lodgings
Best Surfing in Puerto Escondido
Surfing is definitely one of the best things to do in Puerto Escondido. In fact, according to CNN Travel, Puerto Escondido is rated #8 in the world! If you are a beginner you can find calmer waves and take surfing lessons at Carrizalillo beach with some of the many local surfing professionals. For experienced surfers, there are a number of nearby surfing beaches where you can find the waves you are looking for including La Punta beach and Zicatela beach.
Best Isolated Beaches Near Puerto Escondido
Enjoy the turquoise waters of Playa Carrizalillo, a horseshoe-shaped isolated beach where you can relax on shaded sunbeds and drink fresh coconut water. Another favorite place for family swimming and body boarding is Playa Principal.
As well, along a 12-mile stretch of pristine beaches just west of Puerto Escondido you’ll find Palmarito Beach, which is home to Vivo Resorts Oaxacan Beachfront Living. Vivo is a private 75-acre gated community that also offers vacation rentals through the Vivo Vacations website.
Boat Tours Near Puerto Escondido
Playa Puerto Angelito and Playa Manzanillo are both beautiful sandy beaches and located quite close to each other. Although they are popular beach destinations for the locals, you can also book a guided boat tour here. The marine life varies depending on the season but the most popular boat tours are for viewing whales, dolphins, and a number of sea turtle species that return to this area each year to nest. Taking part in a local sea turtle rescue program is a highlight for many vacationing in Puerto Escondido.
Best Dining in Puerto Escondido
Even though there are no big brand resort hotels in Puerto Escondido, this town of 45,000+ still offers a great selection of bars and both local and international cuisine. Puerto Escondido is a fishing town so fresh seafood is always available. Local dining establishments like Cafecito on Zicatela, Finca las Nieves, El Espadin Restaurant, and El Coste Cevichería are among some of the favorites for locals and international guests alike.
Best Accommodations in Puerto Escondido
Part of the appeal of Puerto Escondido, Mexico is that other than Vivo Resorts located on Palmarito Beach, there are no big brand resort hotels in the area. Most of the accommodations, as Rigg’s CNN Travel article states, are “Cozy cabanas and small, sweet lodgings.”
About Puerto Escondido MX
The surfing community of Puerto Escondido is located about 100-km from Huatulco. North American vacationers can fly into Puerto Escondido airport via Mexico City. International travelers can fly directly into Huatulco International Airport, which is just over an hour’s drive from Puerto Escondido.
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About Vivo Resorts
Began in 2010 and located on Palmarito beach just outside of Puerto Escondido, Vivo Resorts offers private luxury condo units and villa style homes for sale. Upon completion, this 75-acre, gated oceanfront resort complex will include 115 private villas and more than 600 privately owned luxury beachfront condos. Some Vivo condos are also available as vacation rentals through the Vivo Vacations website.
If you still have questions about the best things to do in Puerto Escondido or you would like to know more about Vivo Resorts’ vacation rentals, please send Vivo an email or call the toll free number 1-888-236-2876 (the USA or Canada).
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