Top things to do

Top Choice Beach in Puerto Escondido

Playa Zicatela

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,…
Top Choice Bar in Puerto Escondido

Playa Kabbalah

A hip beach bar for nocturnal drinks with a Zicatela crowd clustering at the bar and on loungers on the sands, and mostly electronic dance music playing to flashing fluorescent lights. The DJ nights and the Tuesday …
Top Choice Mexican in Puerto Escondido

Pascale

With romantically candlelit tables right under the Playa Principal palms, Pascale prepares original and delicious seafood, meat, homemade pasta dishes (with a choice of tasty sauces) and French desserts with rare fl…
Top Choice Thai in Puerto Escondido

Lychee

Superb Thai dishes – tom yum soup, red or green curries, chicken satay – and other Southeast Asian favorites are cooked up in the middle of a large, rectangular wooden bar, with alfresco log tables and benches set o…
Lagoon in Puerto Escondido

Laguna Manialtepec

The 6km-long Manialtepec Lagoon, beginning 14km west of Puerto Escondido along Hwy 200, is a paradise for bird enthusiasts and a fascinating place for anyone interested in nature. Ibises, roseate spoonbills, parrots…
Mexican in Puerto Escondido

Almoraduz

Almoraduz' husband-and-wife chef team creates memorable flavor combinations from market-fresh local ingredients. The menu changes frequently: their most popular offerings range from fig salad or fish in green mole t…
European in Puerto Escondido

One Love

Excellent Euro-Mexican dishes with fresh local ingredients are served up in this restaurant run by a Mexican and French couple. You could start with the 'One Love taco' (a ceviche wrap with a mango-and-habanero-chil…
Market in Puerto Escondido

Mercado Benito Juárez

For tasty local flavors and local atmosphere, head up to the main market in the upper part of town, where welcoming comedores serve up fresh fish and shrimp, soups and antojitos at good prices. Wander round the flow…
Mexican in Puerto Escondido

El Nene

El Nene serves up excellent and enormous tacos (three for M$50 to M$100) and Mexican- and international-style fish, shrimp and chicken mains. Fish of the day in white wine or Cajun-style is a good choice, and you co…
Italian in Puerto Escondido

La Hostería Bananas

The Hostería is an Italian labor of love, from its gleaming kitchen (with computerized wood-fired pizza oven) to the Talavera-tiled bathrooms. A broad selection of tasty dishes, including many veggie and homemade pa…