Puerto Escondido owes its fame in the world of surfing to Zicatela Beach. The beautiful waves can reach 12 meters in height and perfect conditions for the practice of the sport. The waves are already very soft when they reach the beach, allowing for calm dives. Zicatela is the longest beach in the center of Puerto Escondido and has a boardwalk full of good bars and restaurants that serve the best coastal food in the region. There, you will also find various Places to stay in Puerto Escondido at affordable prices. It is good to select hotels or resorts near the beaches. There are several shops specializing in surfing near the beach. You can rent or buy your surfboard, as well as sign up for sport classes and related tours.
Carrizalillo in Puerto Escondido – Carrizalillo is one of the most beautiful beaches in Puerto Escondido. To get there, you have to go down a 167-step wooden ladder built on the rocky slope that isolates the beach from the rest of the world. With each step, the landscape is revealed to you and becomes even more beautiful at sunset. Carrizalillo is small, quiet and has one of the best seas in the region for bathers. The kiosks there usually charge a minimum consumption, which is not advantageous for those traveling alone. Still, it is worth spending at least a few hours there.
Manzanillo Beach and Puerto Angelito – These two small beaches are glued together, with calm, warm and transparent waters, which vary between shades of green and blue. So it is popular with families with children, snorkelers and those looking for a more peaceful place, away from the hustle and bustle of the most popular beaches. The kiosks there are simpler and generally cheaper than in Carrizalillo and Zicatela, which also attracts more Mexicans than foreigners. You will find affordable and luxurious Hotels in Puerto Escondido. Just select and book the best hotel and enjoy your stay.
Things to do in Puerto Escondido –
The Laguna de Manialtepec – After the sun goes down, the Laguna de Manialtepec emits a strange and fascinating bluish glow. It seems like something from another world, but the phenomenon (bioluminescence) is produced by the organisms that inhabit those waters. There are several agencies in Puerto Escondido that sell night tours to the Laguna by speedboat or kayak. The best time to observe bioluminescence is full moon nights.
Strolling, El Adoquin – It is the oldest part of Puerto Escondido and the main commercial route. It is located next to the main bay and is where the craft shops, bars, cafeterias, cafes, pharmacies and other establishments are concentrated.
Help rescue turtles in Mazunte – Mazunte is a fishing community located 55 km from Puerto Escondido. It is known to be a breeding site for turtles. It is possible to take a walk there to observe the work of the volunteers, help in the release of sea turtles and learn more about them. Try to visit Playa Mazunte in Puerto Escondido. As this beach is a little isolated from Puerto Escondido itself, you need to plan well to spend the day there without worry.
Night life and sports –
The presence of so many young backpackers and surfers could only be manifested in the existence of a vibrant local nightlife. The seaside restaurants offer a lot of “REGGAETON” until the early hours of the morning, but there are also quieter bars and restaurants for those who want to escape the hype without missing their nights. Besides surfing, Puerto Escondido is also the perfect place for snorkeling, paddle boarding, diving and other water sports. Activities can be hired directly or at the agencies close to Zicatela and Carrizalillo.