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  • 1. 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

  • 2. 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

  • 3. Playa San Agustinillo


    This divine stretch of sand between Zipolite and Playa Mazunte is fringed by elegant coconut palms. It's somewhat safe for swimming, although...Read More

  • 4. Bahía Chahué

    Bahía Chahué | Beach–Sight

    Although several hotels, shops, and restaurants (serving mostly lunch and dinner) are near the main road, Boulevard Benito Juárez, the area...Read More

  • 5. Bahía Santa Cruz

    Bahía Santa Cruz | Beach–Sight

    The aquamarine, calm waters of this bay are a nice spot for swimming, although the area can be busy with tourists, vendors, and touts when cruise...Read More

  • 6. Bahía Tangolunda

    Bahía Tangolunda | Beach–Sight

    One of the largest and most impressive bays in the Huatulco area, Tangolunda is also the most developed, with a string of luxury hotels, a golf...Read More

  • 7. 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

  • 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 Entrega

    La Entrega | Beach–Sight

    If you're looking for the best fishing and water sports in the area, head to this beach west of Bahía Santa Cruz, where dozens of fishermen...Read More

  • 11. Playa La Boquilla


    Located east of Puerto Angel, this secluded, white-sand beach is best accessed by boat from Puerto Angel. All boats are privately run, so prices...Read More

  • 12. 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

  • 13. Playa Mazunte


    Eight km (5 miles) west of Zipolite, Mazunte is a stunning stretch of soft sand carved out of rocky headlands. Although the town's main drag...Read More

  • 14. Playa Panteón


    The most popular swimming beach in Puerto Angel proper, the brown-sand Playa Panteón has calm, waveless water which makes it popular among day...Read More

  • 15. 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

  • 16. 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

  • 17. 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

  • 18. Playa Zipolite

    Col. Roca Blanca | Beach–Sight

    Spend any time along this mile-long stretch of cottony sand, and you'll soon be convinced that this beautiful beach is Mexico's most relaxed...Read More

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