Welcome to Puerto Escondido

While it’s hardly undiscovered these days, PE remains pleasantly rough around the edges and, thanks to its spread-out nature, rarely feels urban. Plus there’s more to do here than just ride white-knuckle on waves. Folks in tie-dye T-shirts stroll the sandy lanes of La Punta, master chefs have moved into residential Rinconada, while Playa Carrizalillo – the superstar of Mexico’s beaches – is a gorgeous place to hang out, swim, and live vicariously as a surfer dude(ette).

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Puerto Escondido activities

$35 Outdoor Activities

Puerto Escondido Sea Turtle Release at Palmarito Beach

You will be picked up at 5pm from your Puerto Escondido hotel. Board a comfortable van and head north on the main road for about 8 minutes. You will then take a detour to Palmarito Beach. This is a beautiful virgin beach located about 10 minutes away from the city. Once you get there, you will head to the turtle camp site where a local guide will greet you and provide you with full information about the camp and the work being done to protect and save sea turtles. Right before sunset, you will be getting ready to say goodbye to the turtles as you appreciate the gorgeous landscape from the beach. See, hold and help the newly hatched turtles get to the water to start their amazing adventure into the sea. After you have released the turtles, you will head back to the hotel filled with wonderful memories of this experience.

$50 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Puerto Escondido Dolphin Watching Cruise with Snorkeling

After hotel pick up 7:00 am you will arrive at Puerto Angelito beach where you will be departing on a 25 foot panga boat with shade.We will start  our trip sightseeing the main beaches of Puerto Escondido, such as Playa principal, Zicatela, and Punta Zicatela from the water. After this we will head off shore in search of Dolphins, Whales, (whales visit Puerto Escondido from November to April), and an incredible diversity of marine wildlife. We will search for dolphins in the pacific coast which has 5 species of dolphins: Spotted, spinners, bottle nose, pilot dolphins and river dolphins. Once we find them, you will be able to admire and listen to them in their natural environment! Get your cameras ready to take some shots and videos as they join us on our trip! . There is so much to see so be ready  to have a fun and memorable adventure!At the end of the tour you can decide if you would like to stay at Puerto Angelito beach or head back to your hotel. 

$22.50 Shopping & Fashion

Puerto Escondido City and Shopping Tour

You will begin your tour walking through the famous tourist corridor called El Adoquin, place where you can find plenty handicraft shops and buy different types of souvenirs like black pottery, traditional textiles and alebrijes, brightly and colored sculptures of fantastical creatures typical of Oaxacan-Mexican folk art. Then you will continue visiting Buen Mezcal, place where you can taste the Mezcal and Mezcal creams (the original Oaxaca version of the well-known Tequila) and an enjoyable regional coffee. Your next stop will be the beautiful Zicatela Beach, place where you can enjoy amazing views from Puerto Escondido shore. Take pictures of its amazing views and walk along the well know beach, famous for being the 3rd place in the world with the highest waves, a perfect spot for surfing. Afterwards you will go to the traditional Benito Juarez picturesque market to discover the traditional products that local trades, like aromatic herbs that are used to to cuisine or like medicine, besides vegetables and fishes. To finish your journey, you can choose between enjoy at your own a delicious dish of fishes and seafood at one of the restaurants from El Adoquín or a good and delicious typical food in one of the restaurants in the center of Puerto Escondido.

$70 Kid Friendly

Horseback riding to hot springs and family native experience.

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Caballos & TermalesHi guys!We will visit a village called San Jose Manialetepec, where families has a farmers and cattle activities. we wiill know my house where we can talk about our culture, we will visit a house for to see how to make tortillas. we will ride to the hot spring during 50 minutes with calm horses, where we will cross six times the manialtepec river. i offer enjoy of a great time for swim in to the cold and hot water.Let me know me where can i pick you up in puerto escondido.Duration: 2 hours

$40 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours


ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Puerto Angelito Beach, Puerto Escondido, Southern MexicoWe will be departing at 7 am from Puerto Beach on a 27 foot panga boat with shade.

$2400 Classes & Workshops

Aerial Fitness Retreats

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productSwim, snorkel, surf, drink coconutsDuration: 3 hoursLocation: Playa Carrizalillo, Puerto Escondido, Southern Mexico