High red cliffs serve as the backdrop for this long, secluded beach west of town. The beach is situated at the bottom of a steep hill ringed by upscale housing and hotel developments and is best reached by taxi. Between July and November, Playa Bacocho is an important turtle-nesting beach, so if you're lucky you may witness the hatching of baby olive ridley sea turtles or a female coming ashore to lay her eggs. In the winter season you can often see dolphins and migrating whales close to shore. Cocos and Villasol beach clubs have restaurant and bar service, swimming pools, showers, and shade; access is MX$60 unless you're a guest of Posada Real or Villasol hotels. Avoid swimming here. Although the waves aren't fierce, the rip currents are strong, and there are no lifeguards. Amenities: none. Best for: solitude; sunset; walking.
Mixe, Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, 71980, Mexico