The best Puerto Escondido Beaches

Enjoy the best Puerto Escondido Beaches


Puerto Escondido is a beautiful city located on the Mexican Pacific Ocean and is famous for its tourist attractions, surfing, gastronomy, and diversity of beaches. This are a great natural attraction of the area because they vary in temperature, water color, type of sand, and strength of waves, allowing the practice of various water sports and recreational activities. Below is a list of the best Puerto Escondido Beaches.

Playa Zicatela

The best Puerto Escondido Beaches | Playa Zicatela

Known for its large waves that form a masterful spectacle for tourists and locals, it is perhaps the most famous open sea beach in Puerto Escondido. 

It is located about 15 minutes from downtown and has golden sand, blue waters, and a warm temperature.

This beach is ideal for surf lovers, becoming known for the practice of this sport worldwide, even hosting in November the Torneo Internacional de Surf in Puerto Escondido. 

On this beach, you will also find various activities to do, such as walking along the seashore, relaxing in the temazcales, trying the diverse gastronomic offer, and visiting the clothing and handicraft stores in the area, or enjoying the nightlife.

Playa Bacocho

The best Puerto Escondido Beaches | Playa Bacocho

It is a long beach, located about 2.48 miles from Puerto Escondido, has deep blue waters, with medium waves and thick golden sand, being the ideal place to practice some sports such as surfing. 

This beach is characterized by the tranquility of its surroundings, being the ideal place to take a walk, practice sports such as yoga, sunbathe, enjoy the diversity of the existing vegetation or contemplate the beautiful sunsets of the area. It is considered a true natural jewel in Puerto Escondido.

Playa Puerto Angelito

The best Puerto Escondido Beaches | Playa Puerto Angelito

It is a bay known for its calm and family atmosphere, thanks to its waters with soft waves and blue-green color, which allow the practice of water sports such as snorkeling, diving, and swimming.

Around it, you can find hammocks and parasols to hang out, and also a variety of restaurants with delicious gastronomic offers for all tastes.

This beach has a small port destined to receive diverse boats dedicated to fishing and to make small tours to popular places such as the Manialtepec Lagoon or those where the release of sea turtles takes place.

Playa Manzanillo

The best Puerto Escondido Beaches | Playa Manzanillo

Recognized for its crescent shape, it shares the bay with Playa Puerto Angelito and is one of the favorite beaches to visit thanks to its calm, warm, blue-green waters and shallow depth, being the ideal place to swim and practice sports such as snorkeling or diving (where you can usually see schools of fish of different colors).

This is a recommended destination for the whole family because it has no waves.

Playa Coral

The best Puerto Escondido Beaches | Playa Coral

This beach is located next to Playa Bacocho and is known as “the hidden beach”. It is a little-visited place and can only be accessed by a sandy path with no stairs.

Playa Coral is popular for its white sand with tall palm trees and its transparent turquoise blue water, with a calm tide that makes it the ideal place to swim (if you have experience) and spend a pleasant and relaxing afternoon.

It is important to mention that there are no restaurants or services in the surroundings, so you should bring your food, a blanket or towel to rest on the sand, and, of course, a bag to pick up trash.

Playa Carrizalillo

The best Puerto Escondido Beaches | Playa Carrizalillo

Located 15 minutes from Puerto Escondido, it has turquoise waters and gentle waves ideal for swimming. To access it is necessary to walk 167 stone steps that will give rise to a visual spectacle full of magic.

This beach is popular for couple or family activities, as it has a camping service for motorhomes, a variety of restaurants and it is possible to practice water sports such as snorkeling. 

Playa Carrizalillo is located very close to Puerto Escondido airport, which makes it easily accessible. 

Playa Marinero

The best Puerto Escondido Beaches | Playa Marinero

It is an ideal place for surfers or for those who enjoy bodysurfing, thanks to its moderate waves.

Playa Marinero is a paradise for sunbathing, enjoying the beautiful sunsets, and delighting in the delicious dishes offered by local restaurants. It also has showers, changing rooms, and umbrella rentals.

Another emblematic activity of this place is horseback riding.

Playa Escobilla

The best Puerto Escondido Beaches

It is located in Santa María Tonameca, between the towns of Puerto Escondido and Huatulco, and is considered a sanctuary beach thanks to the fact that every year it is home to hundreds of sea turtles.

This place is also known as Playa Tortuguera because every year, from June to September, the so-called “arribazón” takes place, where a good number of sea turtles arrive, making it a spectacular scenery.

The waves of this beach are intense with greenish blue waters and temperate temperature, being an attractive site for people who enjoy ecotourism and seek spaces to be in contact with nature and its diverse species of flora and fauna. In addition, thanks to the intensity of its waters, in certain months it is possible to practice surfing.

Best time to enjoy the beaches in Puerto Escondido

The best Puerto Escondido Beaches

Puerto Escondido is a tropical destination with average temperatures between 77°F and 95°F. Rains are sporadic, so any time of year is a great time to visit and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

The best time to enjoy the beaches in Puerto Escondido and do all kinds of activities are from January to May.

It is worth mentioning that Puerto Escondido is a city with all kinds of services, such as restaurants, car rentals, transportation, and even an airport. 

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The best Puerto Escondido Beaches

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