Discover Puerto Escondido

Puerto Escondido is a wonderful vacation destination with a climate that is almost perfect. Rainfall generally occurs in the summer months only, and temperatures average 28°C (82°F). That means the weather is likely to be ideal for your winter vacation, no rain and warm blue sky days!

With pristine sandy beaches, an authentic, unspoiled Mexican town, year-round warm ocean water, and a wealth of other recreational activities, life couldn’t get much better.

For years, Puerto Escondido was virtually unknown, visited only by Mexican tourists and surfers, who knew it as one of the world’s premiere surf locations. Today, it has come to be more widely recognized internationally by those looking for the perfect location for a beach holiday.

Far more than just another resort town, Puerto Escondido, Mexico has many great markets and festivals and is filled with friendly people. No matter what your interests, Puerto Escondido is the perfect place to begin your adventure in authentic Mexico. Whether you are seeking ecological explorations of nearby estuaries and jungles, the simple beauty of local mountain villages, or physical and spiritual renewal in the form of yoga or dance classes, massage and bodywork, Puerto Escondido has it all.

For any of the tours & activities mentioned in this section, contact our reservations department or concierge for more details.

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Puerto Escondido Beaches

Waves Crashing on the Beach

Distance from Vivo Resorts:

10 miles

Vivo Resorts is located on a beautiful 12 mile long sandy beach known as Playa Palmarito. But you may want to explore other beaches during your holiday. You can do that in nearby Puerto Escondido, from calm protected waters for swimming to big wave beaches for surfers, here you’ll find an amazing variety of beaches to discover & enjoy.

Around Town

Local Store Around Town

Distance from Vivo Resorts:

10 miles

The city of Puerto Escondido is a wonderful place to explore. The shuttle service at the resort makes it easy to travel to and from and stop off in between. The main market is the cultural hub of the city, here you can find all the locally grown produce and fresh foods plus tourist souvenirs.

Must Do's:

  • Walk the beach strip on Zicatela Beach, great in the early morning to watch the surfers.
  • The night market on El Adoquin for an family friendly post-dinner stroll.

Majestic Laguna Manialtepec

Walkway Extending Out to Water

Distance from Vivo Resorts:

3 miles

Laguna Manialtepec is a spectacular body of water regarded as one of Mexico’s most ecologically diverse lagoon systems. Manialtepec – “the place where water springs from the hills” is home to an astounding variety of bird life and is a wonderful place to enjoy an eco tour or photo expedition aboard a powerboat.

Kayak and Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) rentals and tours are available. These are a peaceful and healthy way to explore the incredible beauty of Laguna Manialtepec.

Available year round

Sierra Madre del Sur Mountains

View of Landscape from Balcony

Distance from Vivo Resorts:

5 miles

The Sierra Madre del Sur mountain range is the backdrop to Puerto where you can explore a network of roads and trails that are perfect for Mountain Bike and Hiking adventures available through local tour providers.
Also available through local tour operators are tours to waterfalls, hot springs and zipline adventures.

Some tours available seasonally: inquire for details

River Adventures

People on Boat

Distance from Vivo Resorts:

50-75 miles

Enjoy a guided day trip for white water rafting or canyoning adventure, the rivers in this region of Mexico provide a whole new source of vacation fun that just isn’t possible in many other areas.
Experience the vibrant landscapes of some amazing wild and rugged eco-systems, while enjoying the comfort offered from a fully guided experience.

Available seasonally: July - September

Eco-Tours & Adventure

Bird in Tree

Distance from Vivo Resorts

50-75 miles

Take part in a high elevation excursion to tour a working coffee plantation (4000 ft elevation) and view rare species of birds in tropical evergreen, cloud forest and mixed pine-oak habitats. Professional Naturalist guide speaks English and Spanish.

Available seasonally December - March

Incredible Sport Fishing

Fisherman on Boat Holding Fish

Distance from Vivo Resorts:

10 miles


Home to two International Sport Fishing tournaments each year, Puerto Escondido boasts some of the best fishing you’ll find anywhere. Depending on the season, anglers can expect to catch Dorado (Mahi-Mahi), Sailfish, Marlin, Roosterfish and more.

Available year round: species specific fishing can be seasonal, inquire for details.

Surf Lessons

Individual Surfing in the Ocean

Distance from Vivo Resorts:

10 miles

You don’t have to be an experienced surfer to enjoy the famous waves of Puerto Escondido. Here there are beginner, intermediate and expert surfing beaches with many qualified instructors to help you learn. No matter what your skill level, you can find some challenging waves in Puerto.

Body boarding / Boogie boarding is also very popular here, there are other beaches nearby that are better suited to the wave shape that boogie boarders prefer. Instruction is also available.

No matter how you like to play in the water, there are wave sports here to suit you!

Available year round.

Zipline Adventure Tour

Fruit Hanging from Trees

Distance from Vivo Resorts:

50 miles 

This is a zipline experience unlike most others. Not only do you get to experience the thrill of zipping across a lush valley five times, but the 30 minute hike along a river through a tropical forest to a waterfall and swimming hole is how your adventure begins! Pack your swim suit!
This tour is for the adventure seeker and is a true thrill!

Available seasonally: October - April

Horseback Riding

Sunrise Over the Town

Mountain Bike Tours

Walkway by the Beach

Distance from Vivo Resorts:

10 miles

Another way to enjoy the beauty of Oaxaca is on a mountain bike. There are rides in the Puerto area that range from beginner to advanced levels of difficulty. For those looking for a once in a lifetime adventure, there are multi-day trips from Oaxaca City to Puerto Escondido.

Vivo Resorts

Overhead View of Vivo Resorts

46 Av Vivo, Playa Palmarito,
Bajos de Chila,
Puerto Escondido,
Oaxaca, 71996, Mexico