Below you will find my Puerto Escondido Travel Guide. I have a lot of insider information as I live in Puerto Escondido. Many tips about the best Hostel in Puerto Escondido (Villa Mango Hostel). Where to stay in Puerto Escondido, what to do, where to eat any many more tips.
Puerto Escondido was once a little fishing village but is now not so small, not so unknown and not so hidden anymore. Puerto Escondido has luckily no all-inclusive resorts or any other big resorts, therefore it keeps kind of the charm of a little village. It is nowadays especially known along surfers, backpackers and yogis. Slowly a little Digital Nomad community is building up, but in many places the internet is still too unstable. With roughly 50000 inhabitants, 7 beaches and a 20minute drive from one end to the other it is much bigger or especially more spreaded out than many visitors are thinking.
What to do in Puerto Escondido
Surf, Surf, Surf
Dolphin, Whale and Turtle watching tour
Day: Kayak and birds
Night: Bioluminesencia Plankton (new moon)
Baby Turtles Release
Playa Bacocho, everyday at 5pm
Playa La Punta
Cinema at the beach
November until May
Marcado Benito Juarez
Get tanned, surf, snorkel or just relax at one of 7 main beaches in Puerto Escondido. You have the option between little bays like Playa Coral, Playa Carrizalillo, Playa Manzanillo & Puerto Angelito and the big open beaches as Playa Zicatela, Playa La Punta or Playa Bacocho. Please see the beaches section below for more detailed information about each single beach.
Puerto Angel and Playa Panteón
Laguna de Chacahua
Surf, sleep, eat repeat. Lighthouse, birds, mangrooves, plankton, …
Cascada de la Reforma
Puerto Escondido Beach Guide
Hotel Villa Sol Beach Club
Playa Manzanillo & Puerto Angelito
Playa La Punta
Surf, eat, sozialize, walk behind/through the rocks at the end of the beach at La Punta and you will get to an untouched, empty beach, The only thing which
Playa Marinero (Bahia Principal)
What and where to eat in Puerto Escondido
Where to drink – Bars/Nightclubs in Puerto Escondido
Where to stay in Puerto Escondido
My favorite hostel in Puerto Escondido, I think it’s the best hostel in Puerto Escondido, is Villa Mango Hostel. It has a cool vibe and a perfect mix between chill, relax, socialize and party. They have free weekly Spanish lessons and movie nights. It’s located in the center of Puerto Escondido, in a non-touristy neighborhood. So you can experience the real Mexican life and not only the touristy areas. You have the advantage of being close to the best and cheapest food option around. Villa Mango Hostel has free bicycles to use, therefore it’s easy to get around in town or to the beaches.
Transportation and Taxi prices in and around Puerto Escondido
How to get to Mazunte from Puerto Escondido
How to get to Chacahua from Puerto Escondido
From Puerto Escondido, take a mini-van direction Pinotepa Nacional from Av Hidalgo (departures are about every 20 minutes) and get out at the Zapotalito turnoff ($45 MXN). From there, colectivos will drive you the few kilometers to Zapotalito for 20-50 MXN.
The starting point for boat trips along the lagoons to Chacahua village is the small fishing village of Zapotalito, at the eastern end of Laguna La Pastoría. From Zapotalito to Chacahua village you will have to take the boat. When there is sufficient traffic colectivo boat services run for $150 MXN person one way.