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7 Best Things To Do in Puerto Escondido, Mexico [with Suggested Tours]

By Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor April 26th, 2021 Posted in Central America Travel Blog, Travel Blog, Travel Guides No comments

Are you planning to travel to Puerto Escondido, Mexico soon? Read our tips below on the things to do in Puerto Escondido with suggested tours!

10 Best Things To Do in Puerto Escondido, Mexico [with Suggested Tours]
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Puerto Escondido is located on the Pacific coast in the state of Oaxaca in Mexico. It is a port town popularly known for its beaches and vibrant nightlife. If you like surfing, this is also the best choice to do that. Certain beaches have different levels of waves, Playa Zicaleta having the biggest one and is known for its Mexican Pipeline surf break. See more of the places to visit and things to do in Puerto Escondido below.

List of Best Things to do in Puerto Escondido, Mexico

1. Playa Zicatela

10 Best Things To Do in Puerto Escondido, Mexico [with Suggested Tours]
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A huge beach ideal for surfing. And in its neighboring street, you can have a drink or eat in its many restaurants. The beach itself is wonderful and on the weekends, the nightlife is fascinating, the bars always have promotions and nice music to dance to.

2. Laguna de Manialtepec

This is an experience not to be missed! The boat ride through all the lagoons to finish with a delicious restaurant on the seashore with the entrance of the lagoon is a must-do! You can also swim if you want to. The experience of swimming with the bioluminescent plankton is a unique experience.

Suggested Tour: Bioluminescence Night Spectacle

3. Playa Carrizalillo

10 Best Things To Do in Puerto Escondido, Mexico [with Suggested Tours]
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Carrizalillo is one of the best beaches in Puerto Escondido and surfing is one of the best things to do here. To get there, however, you have to go down a staircase of more than 150 steps, but the beach is worth it, it is also very close to the main bay which is only around 15 minutes of walking.

4. Lagunas de Chacahua Parque Nacional

The lagoon of Chacahua is another gem hidden in Mexico. A natural paradise after a 40-minute journey by speedboat through mangroves, crocodiles, isolated villages, and full forest. Here, you can enjoy oysters from the freshly caught fish.

5. Playa Bacocho

10 Best Things To Do in Puerto Escondido, Mexico [with Suggested Tours]
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A long, wide beach and not very crowded. The ocean wave is a bit strong so it’s better to be cautious, the sunset just spectacular. And what makes it more interesting to go here? You can participate in the release of turtles which is a beautiful experience! However, there are only two bars and restaurants on this beach and it’s a bit pricey, but you can bring your own drinks and food. Also, it is advisable to bring a parasol because there aren’t many palm trees to hide from the sun.

Suggested Tour: Turtle Release and Bioluminescent Plankton

6. El Mercado

If you are going to buy mole, cheese, chocolate, or some craft, you will find everything here. El Mercado is a local market, not very big but typical of a small town. This is where you can connect with the locals and discover products that are not in your city. It is centrally located and has good fresh fruits and vegetables. A must place to visit!

7. Playa Coral

A beach located next to Playa Bacocho, in fact, you can walk from one to the other. It is super quiet and there are hardly any people. If you want to go here, it’s recommended to bring a companion since it can get lonely. But if you want some peace of mind and alone time at the beach, this is the ideal place.

Where to stay in Puerto Escondido, Mexico

Budget Hotel

Hotel Casa Vieja

10 Best Things To Do in Puerto Escondido, Mexico [with Suggested Tours]

Located just 20 m from Bahia Principal Beach in Puerto Escondido, Hotel Casa Vieja offers rooms with cable TV and free Wi-Fi. The functional rooms at Hotel Casa Vieja offer tiled floors and private bathrooms with a shower. Some rooms have air conditioning, while others feature a ceiling fan. It is also within a 5-minute walk of grocery stores, while various restaurants and bars can be found on nearby Adoquinada Street.

Price: Starts at $23 per night for King Room with Fan, add $4 for taxes and charges, and it also offers a free cancellation.

Luxury Hotel

Vivo Resorts

10 Best Things To Do in Puerto Escondido, Mexico [with Suggested Tours]

This luxurious property offers fully equipped, luxurious apartments located on a long stretch of pristine beach, just a 15-minute drive from Puerto Escondido. Each modern apartment at this property boasts breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and comes equipped with air conditioning, a kitchen, and a satellite TV. Dining options include Ernesto’s and Coco Thai.

Price: Starts at $180 per night for Studio with Mountain View, add $49 for taxes and charges, and it also offers a free cancellation.

These are the possible things you can do in Puerto Escondido, Mexico. So if you are ready to have a fun and exciting trip, you know what to do and where to go! So pack your things now and prepare yourself for a wonderful adventure in Puerto Escondido.

Airlines that fly to Puerto Escondido

All these airlines below fly directly to Puerto Escondido:

  • Viva Aerobus
  • Aeromar
  • United
  • Volaris
  • AeroMexico Connect
  • Aeromexico
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Fatima Turla2Hi there! I’m Fatima. My first major travel was in 2016 in the beautiful city of Cebu. After that, I got interested in traveling. Now I enjoy learning languages and other country’s cultures. My goal is to visit at least one country each year and to share my experiences with other people through writing or blogging. Witness my journey by following me on Instagram.​​​​​​


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