Bahía Principal

Beach in Puerto Escondido

Puerto Escondido's central bay is long enough to accommodate restaurants at its west end, a fleet of fishing boats in its center (Playa Principal), and sun worshippers and young bodyboarders at its east end (Playa Marinero), where the waters are a little cleaner. Pelicans wing in centimeters above the waves, boats bob on the swell and a few hawkers prowl up and down with a low-key sales pitch.