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Puerto Escondido Things to See and Do

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Playa Angelito

This is definitely the kiddie beach of Puerto Escondido. Lots of locals bring their families here, and you can see everyone from infants to the...

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Playa Zicatela

This is the surfing beach. New and experienced surfers alike come here to test the waves. The waters are pretty rough here, so swimming is not...

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Playa Carrizalillo

This quiet, secluded beach is in a lagoon and the waters here are quite calm. This is a place to relax without the busy atmosphere of the other...

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Puerto Escondido Beaches

As the name hints, Playa Principal is the main beach in town. It runs parallel with the road El Adoquin which the highest concentration of...

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Horseback riding

All along the beaches you will see an old man pulling along a row of horses. If you would like a ride, find an empty horse and ask its owner if it is...

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Playa Marinero

This beach is between Playa Zicatela and Playa Principal. It is a good swimming beach, and a good place to take the kids and the dog. There is even...

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Playa Principal

Dive down 30 meters and see the San Andreas Fault, which is right in front of this beach. This is the bay where the boats are anchored, and they...

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Playa Manzanillo

It is possible to walk to this beach from Puerto Angelito, but it is over a lot of rocks, and it’s rather dicey. Playa Manzanillo has a lot of...

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Playa Bachoco

This beach is away from civilization on the outskirts of town and off the beaten path. Walk farther and farther away down this long beach to see...

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Beaches Summary

There are seven different beaches in Puerto Escondido, each with its own style and flair. Instead of choosing a beach based on its location, choose...

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Puerto Escondido Shopping

The best shopping areas are on the AdoquĂ­n and at Playa Zicatela on Calle Del Morro. There are also a few shops at Puerto Angelito. There are surf...

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Puerto Escondido Nightlife

There is not a lot of nightlife in Puerto Escondido, especially during the off season. Don’t expect to find many dance clubs or discotheques here,...

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The ZĂłcalo

The ZĂłcalo is a large plaza near the main cathedral in Puerto Escondido. The plaza is the place to go if you want to check out local happenings or...

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Mercado Benito Juárez

If you want a local shopping and dining experience rolled into one, try Mercado Benito Juárez (a block from the ZĂłcalo). Meat, fish, produce...

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Laguna Manialtepec

A nature lover’s paradise is just a short drive away (10 miles west along Highway 200) from Puerto Escondido proper. Laguna Manialtepec, which...

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