Why You Should Visit Puerto Escondido in Summer


Puerto Escondido Mexico – A Summer Destination

In this post, we will look at the many great reasons why you should visit Puerto Escondido in summer if you are planning a trip to Mexico.

Mexico’s popularity with international visitors is undoubtedly fueled by a desire to escape to a warmer climate in the depths of winter. However, if you are interested in buying a home in Mexico it is well advised to do your homework. Vacation in Mexico and discover what the area is like during different seasons – including the summer. 

  • How hot does it get in Mexico?
  • Is there a rainy season?
  • How much does it rain and when?
  • Are hurricanes a threat?
  • What activities and special events in Mexico are unique to the summer?

You may find some of your preconceptions are in fact misconceptions and you will most definitely discover regions of Mexico that are better suited for year-round travel.

To help with your research, we’ve compiled this list of reasons to experience Puerto Escondido in summer.

Consistent Temperatures

Puerto Escondido in summer experiences very little fluctuation in daytime temperatures, which is also true for any time of year. Even in the summer, temperatures average between 32 – 34 degrees Celsius (90 – 95 degrees Fahrenheit). Ideal conditions that provide just enough warmth without stifling the activities you enjoy.

Rainfall patterns show increases throughout the summer months but quite often the rain will fall in the late afternoon or early evening and cool things down. Vivo Resorts is a great place to pull up a chair on your oceanfront patio in the evening and be entertained by the lightning shows across the horizon.

There is a very low chance of a hurricane in Puerto Escondido at any time. In fact, there have been only three mild hurricanes recorded in the last 160 years. In other areas of Mexico, however, the hurricane season can stretch from early June to late October.

Warm Pacific Ocean

Similar to the ambient air, the ocean temperature near Puerto Escondido in summer is warmest in August and relatively consistent throughout the rest of the year. The surf is highest at this time of year also (see Surfing options below) so you may have to be selective about where you go. There are plenty of options since the coast is painted with miles of pristine beaches to choose from.


Puerto Escondido in summer is home to some of the best surfing in the world and Playa Zicatela is world renowned as the Mexican Pipeline. However, depending on which beach you visit, the wave sizes and difficulty will vary greatly. If you are not enticed to try surfing yourself, the area offers plenty of great entertainment for spectators. Puerto Escondido frequently hosts world-class surfing competitions throughout the summer.


Experience the beauty of Oaxaca’s vast array of plant species as the landscape is painted with blossoming flowers and colorful birds and wildlife. Laguna Manialtepec, neighboring Vivo Resorts, is a pristine natural setting to take a boat tour. In the summer the sand bar separating the lagoon from the Pacific Ocean breaks free and is a natural phenomenon that only happens at this time of year.

Nesting Turtles

Olive Ridley turtles return to the beaches they were born at to complete the circle of life. They lay their eggs along many of the beaches around Puerto Escondido. Conservation groups in the area work hard to make sure humans and potential predators don’t disturb nature at work. These groups also realize it is an excellent teaching opportunity and may let you observe from a safe distance. Here are a few tips from “Visit Puerto Escondido” for how to observe the nesting turtles without disturbing them.

Puerto Escondido is a magical destination with a long list of summer activities to enjoy but don’t just take our word for it. Brittany Anas included Puerto Escondido as one of the most “Underrated Summer Vacation Spots to Travel to Now” in her July 2018 article for Far & Wide Magazine.

Want to Know More About Vivo Resorts

Vivo Resorts Oaxacan Beachfront Living is a private, gated, beachfront community on the Pacific Coast of southern Mexico. To learn more about Puerto Escondido in Oaxaca, or about Vivo Resorts, please call us 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 Vivo by email.

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