Puerto Ángel Travel Guide
View on Puerto Angel
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...
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...
Naco watching on Puerto Angel harbor beach
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...
Puerto Angel - Quaint Fishing Town
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,...
Playa San Agustinillo
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...
Zipolite - Main Beach
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...
Susy: 'Suzy' on the beach
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...
Dont recall the name: Juicy comedor on Playa Zipolite
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...
Around Puerto Angel
Colectivo from Pochutla will get you only to Puerto Angel. So if you are headed to some other beach (Mazunte, Zipolite...) you'll have to take a taxi. There are lots of them in Puerto Angel and all the drivers just long to take you to Bahias De Huatulco :-)
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
Written Apr 19, 2005
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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.
Updated Feb 6, 2004
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...
In Mexico Sunset has incredible colors... i really loved sitting down on the beach... listening the sound of the sea... watching the nice sky colors ...
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