Puerto Escondido

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  • 1. Laguna de Manialtepec

    Las Negras | Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    One of the most leisurely day trips from Puerto Escondido is a journey to this tranquil lagoon surrounded by mangroves and lush wetlands just...Read More

  • 2. Playa Carrizalillo

    Carrizalillo | Beach–Sight

    In a region full of beautiful beaches, Playa Carrizalillo can still take your breath away. The high cliffs that surround it ensure that it's...Read More

  • 3. Playa Manzanillo


    Of Puerto Escondido's seven beaches, Playa Manzanillo, which rings Puerto Angelito, is one of the safest for swimming. It's also one of the...Read More

  • 4. Barra de Navidad Colotepec

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    Just 15 minutes east of Puerto Escondido, the Colotepec River meets the Pacific in a mighty estuary that ebbs and flows with the tides. Here...Read More

  • 5. La Punta

    Brisas de Zicatela | Beach–Sight

    Rustic beach bungalows, tattooed hipsters, and Aussie surfers toting custom surfboards create a laid-back vibe at La Punta, a hip, golden stretch...Read More

  • 6. Lalo Ecotours


    Lalo Ecotours. Lalo Ecotours runs guided kayaking, bird-watching, and phosphorescence tours to Laguna Manialtepec, day trips to Chacahua, and...Read More

  • 7. Parque Nacional Laguna Chacahua

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    About 74 km (46 miles) west of Puerto Escondido is Chacahua Lake National Park. You can tour the lagoon in a small motor launch, watching the...Read More

  • 8. Playa Agua Blanca


    Playa Agua Blanca is about 30 minutes east of Puerto Escondido, at Km 172 of the road towards Mazunte. You'll see a sign for Agua Blanca pointing...Read More

  • 9. Playa Bacocho


    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...Read More

  • 10. Playa Marinero

    El Adoquín | Beach–Sight

    This beach abuts Playa Principal; the only thing separating the two is the sometimes malodorous freshwater Laguna de Agua Dulce created where...Read More

  • 11. Playa Principal

    El Adoquín | Beach–Sight

    Although it's not the cleanest beach in town, Playa Principal is popular with Mexican families, who flock to this strip of medium-coarse beige...Read More

  • 12. Playa Puerto Angelito

    Centro | Beach–Sight

    This lovely cove is home to both the eponymous beach as well as equally lovely Playa Manzanillo. Taxis will drop you off near the white sand...Read More

  • 13. Playa Zicatela

    Playa Zicatela | Beach–Sight

    One of the world's top surfing beaches, Zicatela has cream-colored sands that are battered by the mighty Mexican Pipeline. In November, international...Read More

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