Explore the coastline
Transport along the coast is sporadic and infrequent. You may want to hire a car for a day or two to explore some of the more remote spots. The coastline both east and west of PE is extraordinarily beautiful and virtually deserted.
Picture is Mazunte, not far from Puerto Angelo (about 30kms from PE) Discovering beaches that are virtually deserted - in some instances only local familiies fishing from the rocks.
Watch sea turtles mate in July
One of the highlights of my trip to Mexico was being able to watch sea turtles mate. From Puerto Escondido, take a cab to Manzanillo beach (about 10 minutes, $3). We were approached by a vendor who basically charges people to go out on his boat for a few hours early in the morning to witness sea life. Not only did we see turtles, but we also saw dolphins, manta ray, and sea snakes. It was a rare experience since it´s only in July that the turtles mate. Fishing or boat excursions can cost from $20 to $50 depending on who you are, how much Spanish you speak, and who you bargain with. Get ready to haggle.
The perfect chillout place.
You have many beaches and resort towns along the mexican coast, but few places are more laid back than Puerto Escondido.
It is in my opinion one of the most genuine places in Mexico and it´s not a tacky resort with touts and foreign franchises everywhere, but it still has the services that a modern tourist is looking for.
I have been there a few times and will come back again and again.
A magic beach on the pacific mexican coast...
"Sunset on the beach"
It was one of the places of Mexico that I most like.... without huge commercial resorts.. just the beach and you...
Maybe one of the Mexican fisherman towns that still survive with their magic... visit it soon!
"My room view"
From our room you can see directly the beach... it was a mid-range, buget accomodation place but the location was just perfect...
"Trying a coco"
Having mexican breakfast on the beach... deliciuoussssss!