Despite being a firm favorite with surfers and backpackers, Puerto Escondido, on the Oaxacan coast of southern Mexico, has remained under the mainstream tourism radar for years, but Puerto is gaining in popularity and attracting attention from everyone since it was featured on the 52 places to visit in 2017 by the New York Time.

Bring your bathing suit

Puerto is famous for its beaches, its internationally recognized surfing competition (one of the 10th best surfing destinations in the world), its fabulous weather and warm ocean waters, and as one of the last places to vacation along Mexico's coast where you can find isolation, no large resorts and no over-crowded beaches.

The best food in Mexico

Oaxaca, it’s no secret, is among the best places to eat in Mexico, if not the planet. But in Puerto Escondido, you will find more than the classic mole or the tlayudas. Get ready for a feast of fish and fresh seafood.

 
 
 
 

About Puerto Escondido and Costa Cumana

Puerto Escondido is on the South Pacific coast of Mexico, south of Acapulco in the state of Oaxaca and can be reached easily from Mexico City, see How To Get There.

Puerto is famous for its beaches, its internationally recognized surfing competition (one of the 10th best surfing destinations in the world), its fabulous weather and warm ocean waters, and as one of the last places to vacation along Mexico's coast where you can find isolation, no large resorts and no over-crowded beaches.

Instead you will find relaxed people enjoying the waves, a few good local restaurants, bars, fantastic sunsets and many other activities and services.

Our personal recommendations

  • Massage: We have a an amazing massage therapist who comes to the house.
    Estella can be reached at 954 109 5573 or simply ask Daniel to book her.

  • Yoga: We have 6 yoga mats at the house and you can call Mariné to give you a class. We did it a few times and really enjoyed it. A great way to start or end the day. She can be reached at 954-546-0991 or 954-109-0943.

  • Kushbu: This is a boutique that we really like on Zicatela. You can find typical Mexican things there but also very nice imports from India. They have very nice clothing and jewelry.

Our favorite restaurants and bars:

Even if we spend most of dinners at home…. these are a few places that we really like

  • Cafecito 
    We love both Cafecito (on Zicatela Beach (954) 582-3465 and on Rinconada (954)-582-0516) for their juices, their pastries and sandwiches.

  • Santa Fe 
    In the Santa Fe Hotel, this open air restaurant serves delicious food (seafood, Mexican and international) (954) 582 0170.

  • Espadin
    Extraordinary view for sunset, Great Mexican and Latino-American cuisine.

  • Fresh Restaurant and Lounge 
    Fusion cuisine, right on the beach, musicians for sunset.

  • Lychee Thai Food
    In la Punta. Very good and cool ambiance.

Ask our manager for other recommandations and reservations.

Visit the hidden port and you will discover many secret pleasures that made it Paradise for us.
For more information visit : www.puertoescondido.com

How to get to Puerto Escondido

Flights and Options: You can either fly to Puerto Escondido (PXM) or to Huatulco (HUX). If you fly to Puerto Escondido, Casa Descalza is only 15km (9 miles) away by taxi. If you fly to Huatulco, Casa Descalza is 1h15 away by car rental or taxi.

From Mexico City: Fly to Puerto Escondido or Hatulco on Aeromar or Vivaaerobus or Interjet (one or two flights a day depending of day and period).

From United States: Direct flights to Huatulco from Houston on ContinentalUnited and AeroMexico. Otherwise fly to Mexico City and connect to either Puerto Escondido or Huatulco (see From Mexico City).

From Canada: Fly to Mexico City from all major gateways or on Air Canada or Aeromexico and Interjet to Huatulco during winter season and then use the info from Mexico city.

From Europe: Fly to Mexico City from all major gateways and then use the info from Mexico city.

Once arrived

In Puerto Escondido or Huatulco: We will provide pick up and drop off. During your stay, although not necessary, you can rent a car, but we suggest you use taxis ($15 one way).

 
 
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Nearby Puerto Escondido:

Laguna Manialtepec: A lagoon located 12 km to the Northwest of Puerto Escondido. Take a kayak tour with Lalo Ecotours and kayak through the mangroves and observe a bird sanctuary and end the journey with a glass of wine on the beach while watching the sunset. Sometimes you can enjoy the impressive phenomenon of phosphorescent plankton. Lalo Ecotours: 954-588-9164 or 954-103-7853.

Mazunte / Zipolite: A little farther away, some 28 miles to the southeast, towards Huatulco. Turn right around the 200km mark. Mazunte is a great beach with restaurants and you can also visit the Turtle Museum. Zipolite is three miles further east and its notoriety comes from the fact that it is a nudist beach. A stunning vista is Punta Cometa, the southernmost place in Oaxaca, which is believed to be highly charged with energy. To get there you must take a thirty minute walk but it is very much worth it.

A Little bit Further:

Puerto Angel / Huatulco / Chacahua: Puerto Angel is some 15 miles further east from Mazunte and it is a beautiful small fishers' village. Huatulco is a more conventional type of beach resort and has a golf course and lots of all-inclusive hotels. Chacahua has many lagoons and is located to the west of Puerto (towards Acapulco, farther away from Manialtepec), some 50 miles.

Oaxaca The City is one of the most beautiful in Mexico and unique regarding the "good vibra". It has fabulous art, old and new cuisine -oaxacan and international-. It is advisable to fly to Oaxaca instead of using a car, unless you have the time and the patience. The road -5 hours- can prove very tiresome. There are daily flights from Puerto to Oaxaca City.

Monte Alban Located high in the mountains, the view of the Oaxaca Valley from the place is breathtaking, and the ruins among the best in Mexico