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Introducing Puerto Ángel

Thirteen kilometers south of Pochutla, the small fishing port and naval town of Puerto Ángel straggles around a beautiful little bay between two rocky headlands, surrounded by thickly wooded hills. The town itself is a bit drab – many travelers prefer to stay a few kilometers west at Zipolite, San Agustinillo or Mazunte – but the marginally more urban Puerto Ángel also offers some acceptable accommodations, its own little beaches and activities, and easy transportation to Zipolite.

The road from Pochutla emerges at the east end of the small Bahía de Puerto Ángel. The road winds around the bay, passing the fishing pier on the left, opposite Calle Vasconcelos, crossing an often-dry arroyo (stream) and then heading uphill. It then forks – right to Zipolite, San Agustinillo and Mazunte, left down to Playa del Panteón. It’s called Blvd Uribe as far as the arroyo, and then Carretera a Zipolite.