Authentic Mexico & Undiscovered Paradise – Puerto Escondido


Authentic Mexico Vacation & Undiscovered Paradise

Puerto Escondido in Oaxaca

Enjoy an authentic Mexico vacation in Puerto Escondido Mexico, a warm year-round sunny destination with no crowds and miles of endless isolated beaches. It is one of those stunning places that should be added to everyone’s bucket list.

This “hidden port,” which is the literal translation of Puerto Escondido, has been a secret destination of the surfing community since the 1960s. This is still “authentic” Mexico where the locals are beautiful, welcoming, open, and friendly. This is also a place that is still affordable, whether you are just vacationing or looking for a place to buy as a second home.

Picture yourself in paradise enjoying an authentic Mexico vacation. You’ve got warm sand between your toes and a bath-warm ocean for swimming, snorkeling, sailing or surfing. There are no big resort hotel chains, no over-commercialization, and no throngs of tourists.

Tourism in Mexico

North Americans first began to discover Mexico as a tourist destination after the release of John Huston’s 1964 film, Night of the Iguana, which was filmed just 10-km south of Puerto Vallarta. Within a few short decades, mass tourism followed to places like Puerto Vallarta, Acapulco, Cabo San Lucas, Cancun, and Huatulco.

A big part of tourism is growth. With more tourists comes more flights, more hotels and resorts, more restaurants and shops, more tourism activities…and more money for the economy. Eventually, public perception begins to shift due to over tourism, which is something that places like Venice Italy, Paris France, and Barcelona Spain know only too well.

In 2018, the World Travel and Tourism Council reported that 10% of all the jobs in the world are directly related to the tourism industry. In fact, it is estimated that over 1 billion people traveled outside their own country last year.

Undiscovered Paradise in Mexico

Puerto Escondido is a quaint little town of just 45,000+ and is located on the Emerald Coast of Oaxaca, just over an hour from Huatulco, Mexico.

If you can imagine what Cancun or Puerto Vallarta must have been like 40 years ago…this is Puerto Escondido today. This is an undiscovered paradise on the Pacific side of southern Mexico that enjoys exceptional year-round weather. Plan your ideal authentic Mexico vacation in Puerto Escondido.

The temperature here varies so little you can’t really say there’s a hot or cold season. And, in the course of 160+ years of recorded history, this area has experienced only 3 minor hurricanes; fewer than anywhere else in all of North and Central America.

There are no less than 7 incredible beaches near Puerto Escondido. The most famous is Playa Zicatela, which is known internationally in the surfing community as the “Mexican Pipeline.” Playa Zicatela is also famous for having one of the world’s longest surf seasons stretching from March to December!

On one side of Puerto Escondido is the Sierra Madre del Sur mountain range and on the other is the Pacific Ocean with waters warmer than that of Hawaii. Together, they offer a vacationer’s paradise with no shortage of things to do on land or on the water.

Vivo Resorts

At present, the only major resort complex in the area is at Vivo Resorts Oaxacan Beachfront Living on Palmarito Beach, just a few minutes outside of Puerto Escondido.

Vivo Resorts was the brainchild of former Canadian Olympian turned developer, Carey Mullen. Mullen envisioned building a vacation resort complex that would be suitable for families of all generations. He also wanted a resort that would accommodate short-term as well as year-round live-in residents looking for an authentic Mexico vacation.

Vivo Resorts is now a private, gated, luxury resort community fronted by over 12-miles of fine sandy beaches. Vivo offers unique luxury beachfront condos for sale as well as private villa style homes for sale.

Vivo also manages a condo rental program for its residents. Condos can be rented for short term vacations through the Vivo Vacations website. 


Puerto Escondido Mexico is not only an undiscovered paradise but also a place where you can experience an authentic Mexico vacation. It is a place where the Pacific Ocean is calm for most of the year and the beaches and coastal lagoons are what most of us only dream about.

Along with many exotic birds, this area is also the nesting grounds for many sea turtle species. As a Vivo Resorts guest, and depending on the time of year, you may have the opportunity to participate in the local baby turtle release program through the Vivo Foundation.

In Puerto Escondido, authentic Mexican cuisine means farm-to-table freshness. The local markets, like Mercado Benito Juarez and El Adoquin, are real community gathering places. You won’t find a friendlier or more inviting community than in Puerto Escondido.

Access to Puerto Escondido is relatively easy. The town has its own airport with daily flights arriving from Mexico City and Huatulco international airport is just over an hour away.

Book A Vacation in Paradise

To learn more about Vivo Resorts or about Puerto Escondido, Mexico, please call Vivo Resorts at 1-888-236-2876 (toll free from the USA or Canada). 

You can also book a vacation through the Vivo Vacations website or contact us by email.


Find out more about Vivo Resorts in Puerto Escondido on social media!

For more travel tips on how to experience authentic Mexico, check out this interesting article by Smarter Travel entitled, 10 Ways to Have an Authentic Trip to Mexico.


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