Run by a Manialtepec family, Manglar does recommended lagoon trips from Las Negras village (about halfway along the lagoon's north...
The team here is led by René Salinas, from a well-known local surfing family. They also offer bodyboard and SUP (Stand-Up Paddle)...
Instituto de Lenguajes Puerto Escondido
This small, student-centered school emphasizes both spoken and written Spanish and receives good reports for teaching quality....
Quirky Babylon has a great Mexican mask collection, a big selection of books to exchange, and varied live music or a DJ Thursday to...
Right on the edge of the sands, rustic but professional Costeñito specializes in large and delicious ceviches (a favorite Mexican...
Playa Zicatela information
Three-kilometer-long Zicatela is Puerto Escondido’s most happening beach, with enticing cafes, restaurants and accommodations, as well as the legendary surfing waves of the Mexican Pipeline. The heart of the action, including the Pipeline, is at Zicatela’s northern end (nearest town). Nonsurfers beware: the waters here have a lethal undertow and are not safe for the boardless. Lifeguards rescue several careless people most months.
The Punta Zicatela area at Zicatela's far southern end also has decent surf and a mellower vibe, favored chiefly by backpackers and beginner surfers.