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“Exotic beach”
Review of Playa Bacocho

Playa Bacocho
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Owner description: The westernmost beach in Puerto Escondido.
Reviewed 2 April 2013

Very quite, long sandy beach, clear sea water, not crowded.Beach club with many amenities if needed.

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Reviewed 17 March 2013

Along this gorgeous 3 km (2 mi) stretch of sand you'll often meet only one or two other wanderers. It's not ideal for swimming because of the strong undertow, but the oyster divers can been seen all day just offshore. There are two facilities on this beach both near the north end. Cocos which is the beach club for the Posada Inn (all inclusive hotel) or VillaSol beach club. Better off taking a taxi to VillaSol and for 50 pesos get a full day of visitor services including the pool, patio lounges, beach palapas and hammocks where 400 pesos can get you an hour massage with an authentic surf sound-track.

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Reviewed 8 March 2013

Playa Bacocho is a lovely beach for an early morning walk. It is a very flat beach so it is easy to walk on the wet sand, which makes for better footing. Some days you may be the only people on the beach. This is one of the more northern of the beaches in Puerto Escondido. These beaches have some of the finest sand particles that I have ever come across. There is always a good chance that you will see whales and or dolphins while you are on your walk. It takes me about half an hour to walk from one end of the beach to the other, so you get about an hours worth of solitude and pleasure. If you do meet joggers or walkers on the beach they are always very friendly, although the joggers seem to be more interested in running than wanting to stop and chat. You can access the beach by taxi which will drop you off close to one of the beach clubs, or you can walk down the foot path to Playa Corel and then walk the short distance to Playa Bacocho. Playa Corel is south of Bacocho.

If you want a quiet, reflective, easy walk, Bacocho is the place. Take drinking water with you. The best time to walk in my opinion is early morning.

Except for two beach clubs, one of which is only open to people staying at a resort, there is no place along this beach to buy refreshment. If you visit Puerto Escondido, try this beach out.

Rick banks

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Reviewed 7 March 2013

Bacocho Beach club – Might be an ok option if you make a day of it and pay the 350 peso entrance including drinks and food? Arriving in the afternoon the price just seemed a bit high (even the 110 peso entrance for the pool only) to sit at a pool when there are so many fantastic beaches in the area. Unfortunately, there are no other amenities at this fantastic beach for food and drinks (besides one other beach club just a little further down) making it a little less attractive destination for a beach outing. So the options are: go early and pay the entrance fee, try the next beach club for 40 pesos (pool usage only) or if you are the type that goes to the beach to enjoy the beach - try a different location….

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Reviewed 4 January 2013

This is a great beach to go for a walk on or to watch the sunset from.
Also if you have access to a 4x4 vehicle its one of the only beaches in Puerto Escondido that will permit you to take on the dunes.

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