I got in Puerto Escondido travelling from Lake Atitlan in Guatemala at around 11am. After almost 30 hours travelling, I was welcomed by David and Silvia with a big smile, with a well decorated, clean simple place on the background: a nice common area, a restaurant (my first meal was "Chilaquiles en salsa roja" -- INCREIBLE!), hammocks, clean and spacious toilets and showers with large mirrors. The rooms are big enough to keep your stuff, very simple and cozy: mosquito nets, fans and hooks.. it is about all you might need, specially being only two blocks from the beach! The mezcal bar was the reason I decided to come here, and I wasn't disappointed: a good variety of "mezcales artesanales", some made in the hostel by the stuff (cinnamon flavoured mezcal is a fantastic medicine!). The location is perfect, 20 minutes walk from the over populated Zicatela and only few minutes from La Punta. Coletivos into town are cheap and taxis too. I definitely recommend this place!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Osa Mariposa is a small boutique hotel on Oaxaca's Emerald Coast. We are located in the Brisas de Zicatela neighborhood of Puerto Escondido right between the two best surf breaks in a quiet community made up of sandy streets and smiling faces. We rent rustic beach bungalows surrounded by a lush and colorful tropical garden. Plenty of hammocks, books, breeze and great food. Check our schedule for live music, karaoke, cinema and other events. We can direct you to yoga or surf classes, tours, travel information and more! ... more less