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Puerto Escondido

Puerto Escondido, Mexico A Town Unlike Any Other

Follow Playa Palmarito’s shores, and you’ll eventually happen upon a small town. It’s size, though, belies its potential. Known for its surf, Puerto Escondido is filled with singular attractions, making it a great daytrip destination. And with Huatulco’s scenic bays just a car ride further, you’ll want to go exploring.

Whale Watching

The waters off the coast of Puerto Escondido are home to Mexico's newest whale watching zone; visit in January or February to have the best chance of seeing these majestic creatures.

Ecological Explorations

Mexico’s known the world over for its vast biodiversity. With its in lush greenery, Oaxaca is one of the best places to survey it.

Yoga and Dance Classes

Stretch out by the sea, sharpen your moves, and elevate your practice with Puerto Escondido as your backdrop.

Local Markets and Festivals

Sift through fresh produce at El Mercado, or buy trinkets after dinner at Perez Gasga: Get an authentic look at the local lifestyle.

World-Class Fishing

Board a boat and head out to sea: Yellowfin tuna, marlin, and more await beneath the surface of the Pacific.

Mountain Bike Tours

Cover more ground: Link up with a mountain biking group, head for the trails, and dive into an adventure.

Horseback Riding

Find your steed, hop in the saddle, and gallop across stretches of breathtaking, rugged terrain.

Ziplining, Hiking, and Hot Springs

Outdoorsmen, rejoice: Fly above, tread through, and soak in the best of Oaxaca’s gorgeous environment.

Kayak and Paddle Board

Birds, bioluminescence, and more: Manialtepec is Oaxaca in its rawest form. Rent a kayak or a paddleboard, and tour this extraordinary lagoon.

Surf Lessons

Home to Zicatela and other — more forgiving — breaks, Puerto Escondido ranks among North America’s greatest surf spots. What better place to catch your first waves?

Coffee Plantation Tour

Finca El Pacífico is defined by waterfalls and ravines; Finca La Gloria by its butterfly sanctuary. Get a lovely look at how coffee is grown.

White Water Rafting

From easy family rides to exhilarating class IV rapids, Oaxaca’s rivers are perfect for a thrilling day trip.