What to do in Puerto Escondido, the laid back surfer paradise in Oaxaca

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What to do in Puerto Escondido

Puerto Escondido is a unique little corner by the Pacific where surfers and bohemians meet to enjoy spectacular sunsets and lazy mornings. If you’re thinking of traveling to this part of Mexico, check out our guide for what to do in this laid-back paradise in the state of Oaxaca.

Take a surfing lesson

You might not be a surfer, but there’s no reason why you shouldn’t give this fun sport a try, specially at Puerto Escondido, a place where pro and amateur surfers from around the world gather to enjoy the perfect waves.

Chill at Carrizalillo

If you’re not that much into tall waves, this is the beach for you. You can just hang out, take a dip in the water, enjoy a cocktail, read a book, have a delicious meal with the perfect view. You choose.




Walk the downtown area

This is the oldest part of town and it’s charming in its own way. Take a walk through the cobbled streets and do some shopping at Mercado Benito Juarez, the best place to find some fresh fruit, flowers and handmade crafts.

Tour the Manialtepec Lagoon

Surrounded by mangroves, this stunning site combines three different kinds of ecosystems and it is teeming with wildlife. You can rent a kayak and row your way through it as you spot some beautiful birds on the way. At night, you can enjoy the fascinating phenomenon of bioluminescence.




Party at Zicatela

At night, the Zicatela area turns into the ground zero for partying, with places blasting anything from salsa to deep house until early morning. The best part about club-hopping in Puerto is the fact that you can meet people from all around the world.

Final tip: before and after your adventures in Puerto Escondido, you can stay with us at City Express Oaxaca, conveniently located in the downtown area of the state capital, close to the bus terminal. See you in Oaxaca!


What to do in Puerto Escondido, the laid back surfer paradise in Oaxaca