Things to do in Puerto Escondido

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Things to Do in Puerto Escondido

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Playa Carrizalillo, Playa Zicatela, Beaches, Sports Camps & Clinics.

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Top Attractions in Puerto Escondido

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What travellers are saying

  • HLSHWS
    Charlottesville, VA64 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful little cove for swimming. My husband and I like to arrive by 9AM and lay in the sun on a towel on the beach for a little while and then rent chairs under the shade. It's a fun place to swim. Great people watching too as by 11AM-ish it starts to get pretty busy. Lots of families in the shallow water laughing and having a great time. Rental chairs are comfortable and a nice break from the sun. Excellent half day.
    Written 13 March 2024
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  • digitalroc
    Calgary, Canada2,067 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Although I spent 4-nights in Playa Principal, I spent a lot of time in Zicatela. I really enjoyed Playa Zicatela, from the beautiful wide-open beach, to the sounds of the waves crashing in, very soothing for me. Playa Zicatela is a long beach, there are parts of the beach that aren’t that very nice, but there are stretches of clean sand with barely any tourists around, that I enjoyed! Also, I liked the shopping and the number of restaurants along Del Morro Avenue, although there weren’t many tourists here for a mid-December time frame, which I had no issues with.
    Written 15 January 2024
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  • Louise W
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I recently did the turtle release and bioluminescent tour with Eve and I can't recommend him enough. He was so knowledgeable and was really funny too. We had a great time, it was thoroughly enjoyable.
    Written 31 July 2022
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  • Rebe j
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful place! We enjoyed the beach, the delicious food in the cabin we stayed in,, the hidden paradise we will return soon.
    Written 14 March 2024
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  • lindahertf0rdshire
    Hertfordshire, UK15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stumbled on this beach when they were doing their turtle release.
    Omg beautiful beach with long stretch of sand, massive waves, perfect sunset and added bonus of seeing a turtle release!
    Written 12 May 2024
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  • Katrina De Foy
    Kelowna, Canada8 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is also known as Hidden Beach, you have to walk down a hill to get here so those with mobility issues this might not be a great place to visit. The water is super blue and the sand is really white, very beautiful spot. It's more of a locals beach so not as many people come here, never crowded which is nice. We did some snorkeling here and saw lots of fish!
    Written 9 February 2019
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  • Paco J
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The beach next to it was better. Less crowded and the restaurant staff took netter care of you. The restaurants were packed but they provided umbrellas and chairs right on the beach. We plan to return.
    Written 28 February 2024
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  • MichaelJT19
    Melbourne, Australia414 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lots of different food to try and random souvenirs can be purchased here too. Would recommend if in area
    Written 5 January 2019
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  • Sandra H
    Vancouver Island, Canada3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Puerto Escondido is an amazing place…bustling with youthful energy in La Punta and lots of sophisticated night spots in central. Our son and grandson enjoyed surfing daily, we loved the Mercado Zicatela-the fresh fruit & vegetables so flavourful, made shopping fun…highly recommended for warm beach winter escape…
    Written 5 January 2023
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  • Rowan H
    Cairns, Australia1,676 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Playa Principal is essentially contiguous with Playa Zicatela, separated only by a few large rocks. However, the vibes are very different. Calmer waters means it is used as a docking area for the boats offering tours which are constantly zooming in and out of the bay. With this comes pollution including fuel on the surface of the water. It is more suitable for swimming though. The hotels above it also are a lot grittier as well and it seems to be more favoured by local rather than international tourists. Overall we didn’t think much of it.
    Written 29 July 2022
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  • digitalroc
    Calgary, Canada2,067 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I love these types of street markets, there are the culture of Mexico! I ended up coming here a few times during my 6-night stay in PE. I was fortunate that my hotel was close by, so I could just walk down. I ended up purchasing two hand painted vases from El Delfin Plateado, that were absolutely beautiful! If you want to do souvenir shopping while in PE, this is the place to do it!
    Written 14 January 2024
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  • Bob K
    Huatulco, Mexico16 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    have been going to Puerto Escondido for 30+ years. i enjoy body surfing and the waves at Marinero typically have been great. stomrs at sea and unusual currents changed the beach in late January. hopefully there will be a return to normalcy!
    Written 18 February 2020
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