Things to See & Do in Puerto Escondido

Things to See & Do in Puerto Escondido
Puerto Escondido, Mexico, is tucked inside a sheltered bay, approximately 150 miles south of Oaxaca City. It's a prime destination for watersport enthusiasts, swimmers and hikers looking for some fun in the sun away from the overcrowded tourist hotspots and resorts. You can trek down a rocky, hardscrabble slope and steps to reach the golden sands of Puerto Escondido, where you will find a wealth of interesting things to see and do at this famous beach town.

Climb the Red Cliffs at Playa Bacocho

The top of the red cliffs around Playa Bachocho boasts scenic views of the ocean. The beach there has become a popular destination for swimmers and sunbathers. You can take an early-morning hike or a sunset trek up the famous red cliffs of this beach any time of year, then head to the beachfront to relax at one of the bars or restaurants.

Take a Nature Hike in Laguna de Manialtepec

Laguna de Manialtepec is a wildlife preserve filled with exotic birds, mangrove forests and is home to a large lagoon. Head out for a day of nature hiking and explore the winding trails around the preserve, or take a guided half-day tour of the lagoon and nearby sites.

Go Surfing on Playa Zicatela

Playa Zicatela is famous for its off-white colored sands and surfing opportunities. It hosts a national surfing championship each year, and is within walking distance to area hotels and restaurants. The strong undertow and rip currents make this a prime destination for experienced surfers and courageous rafters.

Go Deep Sea Fishing on the Marisa

The Marisa sport fishing charter boat works its way around the beaches of Puerto Escondido each day, and you can hop aboard for a deepsea fishing adventure to see the pargo, roster fish, lo shark, tuna and spanish mackerel up close. The Marisa boat is a 25-foot fishing boat that can seat between two to five people comfortably, and is one of the biggest boats in Puerto Escondido.

Go Snorkeling with the Dolphins in Playa Manzunte

Playa Manzunte is a quiet eco-reserve that is most famous for its impressive sea turtle museum. However, many visitors head here for the eco-tour offered by the local cooperative. You can head out for a three-hour tour to see the dolphins and sea turtles while snorkeling around the pristine blue waters.

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