Puerto Escondido Travel Guide

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Puerto Escondido Things to Do

  • by scooter3 Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Of course Zicatela beach is quite fun, especially when they have the surfing tournaments, which are usually either in August/September, or November.. We went to a small beach called Playa Carizalillo which is north of Centro.. There are really good waves for surfing there too, not as big, but manageable for the beginner/intermediate surfer.. And you can also body surf because the surfers take the waves that break pretty far out.

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Puerto Escondido Hotels

  • Studios Tabachin del Puerto

    Calle de Morro by Zicatela Beach, Apdo. 210, Puerto Escondido, Pacific Coast, 71890, Mexico

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Hotel Flor de Maria

    Playa Marinero S/N, Puerto Escondido, Pacific Coast, 71980, Mexico

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Villas Carrizalillo

    Ave. Carrizalillo No. 125, Puerto Escondido, Pacific Coast, 71980, Mexico

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Hotel Buena Vista

    Calle de Morro, Zicatela Beach, Puerto Escondido, Pacific Coast, Mexico

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Hotel Aldea del Bazar

    Av. Benito Juarez Lote 7, Fraccionamiento Bacocho, Puerto Escondido, Pacific Coast, 71980, Mexico

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Santa Fe

    Boulevard Zicatela y Calle del Morro S/N, Puerto Escondido, Pacific Coast, 71980, Mexico

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Arco Iris

    We arrived at the hotel, not having booked in advance and were told that they had rooms available...

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  • Bungalows & Cabanas Acuario

    Calle del Morro s/n, Puerto Escondido, Pacific Coast, 71980, Mexico

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Families

  • Hotel Casa Blanca

    Av. Perez Gasga 905, Puerto Escondido 71980, Mexico

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

Puerto Escondido Restaurants

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    by AleksanderA Written Oct 4, 2002

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    At Playa Zicatela, which some call the best surfing beach in North America.
    Marvellous view!

    Favorite Dish: HUEVOS A LA MEXICANA

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  • by scooter3 Updated Oct 4, 2002

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    Many of the restaurants are good.. There are two bakery type restaurants that are
    excellent and cheap at Zicatela.. These were by far the cheapest of anywhere we went and had the best food as well. Carmen's restaurant (for breakfast) by the Hotel Flor de Maria is also quite good.. There is also
    a restaurant in the downtown area: Centro which sits above the street and has wood decor that has the best fish of anywhere we went.. I wish I could remember the name...

    Favorite Dish: You must try some of the tropical fish that you cannot get anywhere else, atleast not
    for those prices.. The pompano fish was very good.. and they will cook it many different ways for you: Cajun, Veracruz style, etc...

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Puerto Escondido Nightlife

  • by scooter3 Written Oct 4, 2002

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    There are some things going on around Zicatela at night.. I'm sure there are more things going on there during the surf tournaments, but while we were there most people were in the downtown area. The most popular place to go while we were there was a bar called Wipe Out...

    Dress Code: Anything Goes!!!

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Puerto Escondido Local Customs

  • by scooter3 Written Oct 4, 2002

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    If you're planning to go to Mexico to party only, this may not be the right place for you. If you've been to Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, etc.. and you're looking for the same experience, you won't get it here.. Be prepared to relax... Partying is pretty mellow here, and depending on when you come, Puerto Escondido can be very vacated... A good background in Spanish would also be quite helpful, as many people do not speak any English...

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Puerto Escondido Tourist Traps

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    by AleksanderA Written Oct 4, 2002

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    If you're coming from the city of Oaxaca, take 2nd class bus which will be there in 4 hours and be sure not to take the one that goes trouht Santa Cruz (or something like that). It takes 12 hours :))

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Puerto Escondido What to Pack

  • by scooter3 Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: You don't need many clothes here.. It never gets cold... Sometimes it rains so you might want to bring some rain gear.. Sandals, shorts, sundress, bathingsuit and hiking boots are probably all that you will really need.. depending where you go of course..

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Puerto Escondido Favorites

  • by scooter3 Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Visit Zipolite! Although Puerto Escondido has great surfing, Zipolite has a nude beach
    and is just absolutely beautiful. You will find that most of the beaches in and around Puerto Escondido are very untouched by huge hotels that line the beaches. There are still people trying to sell you things on the beaches, but there are not as many.. Most of the people visiting there seemed to be either from Europe or California/Hawaii.

    Fondest memory: Puerto Escondido is a very laid back place.. I miss the attitudes of the people there.
    I felt no need to be anywhere or do anything.. Everything is at your own pace..

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