Puerto Escondido - is a water-lover's Paradise

DECEMBER 1, 2019

Puerto Escondido is definitely one of the best places to visit in Mexico. Puerto Escondido is located on Mexico’s Pacific coast in the state of Oaxaca.

3 Things to Do in Puerto Escondido

Go Surfing
Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, Puerto Escondido is a great place to ride the waves. After all, it was surfers who originally put this town on the tourist map. Surfers from all over the world come here to ride the legendary waves off the Mexican coast.

Where you decide to go surfing depends on your skill level. Zicatela is world-famous for its massive beach break, which is referred to as the “Mexican Pipeline” in the surfing community. These waves are better left to advanced surfers, as they can be quite unforgiving.

See the Bioluminescent Lagoon
One of the coolest things to do in Puerto Escondido is swimming in the glowing bioluminescence of the Manialtepec Lagoon. This lagoon is home to plankton that lights up at night. The darker it is, the more you’ll see. As such, the best time to visit is around the new moon.

Experience a Baby Turtle Release
Another popular activity in Puerto Escondido is releasing baby sea turtles back into the water. If there was a hatching that morning, you can go and release some of the adorable baby turtles in the evening.

The sea turtles only lay eggs between late October and May. Many hotels in Puerto Escondido organize their own baby turtle releases, so ask around when you get to town. Alternatively, you can just go to the baby turtle release centre on Bacocho Beach.