There are several options to go on a boat trip in Puerto Angel. In some restaurants on Playa del Panteon you will be offerd to go with them. Another option is Byron Luna. He has his office right behind restaurant Suzy. Byron is a funny guy. Depends on your luck, you may see turtles, dolphins, orcas or whales. The trip also includes some snorkeling....more
Playa Estacahuite is a quiet and pretty beach, just east of Puerto Angel. I always got there by car, but you could probably walk as well (ask the locals for directions). There are some snorkel and boat tours that leave Puerto Angel which include Playa Estacahuite.There are not any hotels or cabanas in playa estacahuite. There are two small beach...more
Puerto Angel, at least jurdging from its two town beaches (there are also some outer beaches which I didnt visit), seems to be a very popular vacation spot with the middle of the road kind of Mexican families. This makes for a very colorful and picturesque beach life, and it is fun to hang out on the beach or on the muelle (jetty) and watch...more
Puerto Angel has its own feel quite distinct from the surrounding beach towns which - due to their Mexico City bohemia and international backpacker visitors - have taken on a more hippie style atmosphere. Puerto Angel, while being way larger and more urban than the others, first and foremost still is a fishing town and a navy post. At the same time...more
In my view, the western part of Playa San Agustinillo is the second best beach of the area (Playa Aragon next door being superior). It has nice waves and is virtually empty.Of course you may prefer Zipolite because it offers more activity and liveliness. But the waves and even more so the undertow there are reputed to be very dangerous.The picture...more
Zipolite has three beach segments: one very long main stretch with plenty of comedores and accomodation, a small secluded nude and quite gay beach called Playa del Amor on the extreme West towards Puerto Angel, located behind a small hill and framed by rocks, and a less secluded (and less nude) beach (with a yet smaller secluded nude beach behind...more
Fishing still provides an important part of the income of the locals. And have a look at what fish you can catch here!!!These two tourists apparently had joined the fisherman on the fishing trip. The fishing boats usually lay on the Western end of the beach, close to the outcrop with the chapel on it.more
This remote beach just below Punta Cometa is usually deserted. Looked tempting when I was awaiting the sunset uphill, but I didnt make it back during daytime...The coastline continues quite ruggish in this direction with a number of deserted beaches with greyish sand which was coarser than in Mazunte and San Agustinillo. There were also some remote...more
Playa San Agustinillo makes a very long gentle bend. At its western end, towards Mazunte, you see many fishing boats and a couple of nice comedores. The green one decorated with shell curtains is really nice for chilling. The water here is a bit calmer, so this stretch is usually preferred by families, but it is still a pretty empty beach. Way less...more
Punta Cometa just off the Western corner of Mazunte is the Southern most spot in Mexico and famous for its spectacular sunsets.Many people gather there every day to watch the sun set over the sea (think Cafe del mar, San Antonio, Ibiza but without the chill-out music). Some spectators perform all kinds of esoteric rituals or chants.Get there on...more
There are several restaurants on Playa del Panteon, right next to each other. When the waiters see you they all run to you and try to convince you that their place is the best.Well, we decided for Susy, because Sergio, the waiter, recognized my Ljubljana t-shirt and knew about Slovenia. It's always nice to find somebody who knows about your city,...more
This place is located quite in the middle of playa Zipolite and comes with the usual selection of seafood and mexican antojitos, just like most of the places around it (though some on that stretch of the beach are more sophisticated).What lifts it up among its neighbors are the fruit juices and smoothies. They were really nice and varied and a good...more
Nicest comedor in the Western part of San Agustinillo beach, just opposite capilla del mar. Painted in bright cheerful green, the decoration is nicely kitsch, with a Santo Nino de Atocha altar in the back and plenty of shells hanging from the ceiling.Food options were a bit limited that day since the catch of fish had been bad, so we had cocteles...more
Here you see a live music performance with a torch dance. The percussion music was quite theatrical, extremely rythmical and, when the dancers came on, well... sexy!By the way: the intro pic is taken from the bar at sunset, so you get another taste of it...more
Great place for hanging out to watch the sunset on San Agustinillo Beach. They do a very tempting happy hour (buy 1 get 2), lasting three hours if my memory isnt too tainted, with the meanest drinks I have had in the area: excellent Pina Coladas, Caipirinhas, Margueritas, u name'm.They play very mellow tribal lounge music and also have live music...more
There really isn't much transportation in Puerto Angel. Once you get there, the town is pretty easy to walk around. Actually getting there however is another story. there are flights from DF to Puerto Escondido (a popular surfing town just west of Puerto Angel) and there may be buses or combis linking the two. I will find out more info and...more
When locals comre from fishing they bring their boats on the shore. Well, the boats are quite big for one man to handle, so they do it in a more elegant way than pulling. They wait for a wave than speed up and with full speed ride the wale and run on shore. The soft sand on the beach prevents damages. It was very interesting to observe this...more
If you have an hammock you can put it on the beach. So you can do "la siesta" near the nice ocean... it's really relaxing!Se avete un'amaca non esitate!!! ci sono molti posti lungo la spiaggia dove potete montarla. Fare la siesta dondolandosi su di un'amaca coccolati dal rumore dell'oceano e' una esperienza assolutamente rilassante!!!more
One of the first things we were told in Pueto Angel is that there are many drug dealers. Our waiter told us that they can be found along the road from P. Angel to Zipolite and we should avoid that road in late hours. But I didn't feel threatened in any way. My only experiece with drugs was, when I rented a room, I was offered to buy marihuana (BTW,...more
When going swimming you must be very careful. On the Pacific coast the waves can be very high and danegrous. Plus there is a quite strong current. That makes swimming not only dangerous but also not very enjoyable. Well, the situation in Puerto Angel is better than in some other beaches nearby, because it's situated in a bay.more
Puerto Angel lies in a remote place, hidden between hills. No mobile network reaches this place. But they have internet, so don't worry, you'll be able to keep contact to outside world.
Unique Suggestions: One internet place is at Casa de Huespede Anati, another one just accros the street.
Just a nice colorful local cemitary which reminds you that Mazunte is still a real-life Mexican village minding its own business, despite the hippies and surfers coming to visit.
When I came here in 2003 there was a funeral going on which had its special charme, a bit like New Orleans. It didnt look all that sad. No such luck in 2004 when I had my camera with me.
You pass the cemitary as you walk inland uphill from Mazunte to Punta Cometa.
If you come to Puerto Angel outside high season, you can expect less than 50 other tourist to share the beach with you.But, as Sergio (waiter at Susy's) explined, there can be more than 1000 tourist during high season. High season in Mexico is in summer, christmas holidays and for Easter. I can't imagine there is enough place for everybody during...more