PJ´s book bodega.
Favorite thing: PJ´s book bodega is a bit of many things.
It´s a second hand bookstore with a great selection of second hand books.
It´s also a cinema showing movies of all kinds in the cinema room and it often turns in to a bit of a bar at night as the owner tends to bring a few dozens beer to the place and he sells them cheap and is great comapny, so it often becomes the hangout place for a sunset :O)
- Arts and Culture
- Budget Travel
- Beer Tasting
Favorite thing: In Puerto Escondido you have quite a few people making a living from selling food and drink on the beach.
They are usually not the hustling type and very friendly and polite so i like to support them when i am there.
In my opinion you get the best food in Mexico from buying from the people on the street or on the beach, so i recommend you support these people.
- Food and Dining
watch the sunset
Favorite thing: i think what makes the sunset in mexico so spectacular is that there are frequent storm clouds looming, making the color of the sky unusual. sunset photos rarely do the moment justice, but these are some i particularly enjoyed.
Two days is never enough
Fondest memory: She starts early walking up and down the beach. Her soft shadow passes by draped in sarongs or hammocks. As the sun stretches its fingers, taking the pink sky and turning the silky-grey water into brilliant blue, the beach hawkers of Puerto Escondido Mexico move in like the tide.
Each day they watch and wait for you to settle and then quietly pass by singing their songs. "Ju want to buy a hammaka?" If you move from your spot they wait, come back and gently remind you about their wares. °Look at the calores, very beautiful, no?" °Si, not today, we might buy one manana. Gracias".
Over breakfast the mid-morning sea breeze is your gentle wake-up call. Sunglasses shield you from the sparkling reflections. You settle on the beach and sink into the white sand that coats you like a warm blanket. The sun energizes every cell in your body. Palm trees dance and warm tropical waves beg you to come and play. The endless Pacific Ocean meets the horizon.
Another day glides by on Playa Zicatela and as sure as the tide rolls in so does the hammaka lady. A deal was struck "you can take a photo as long as we talk hammakas manana!" A hammock is purchased to the delight of all who were playing the barter!
You think two nights will surely be enough before you move on. It stretches to three, then four. How can you leave this place? With each breath you relax, as each hour goes by the atmosphere envelopes you. The newly purchased hammock is slung up on the hotel balcony offering the perfect spot to sit and watch the sun slip into the ocean as you contemplate your next move.
The next day you escape the midday sun by strolling past the beachside cafes, shops and hotels. A familiar voice calls out ¨hammaka"? There's that cheeky smile inviting you to stop and see her wares. She's deep in the shade of a local cafe resting with friends. Her smile holds a magic secret - one you will only discover by moving with the Mexican tide.
- Budget Travel
Explore the coastline
Favorite thing: 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)
Fondest memory: Discovering beaches that are virtually deserted - in some instances only local familiies fishing from the rocks.
The thing I went for are the...
Favorite thing: The thing I went for are the waves, even though I didn't get the dead bomb pits Puerto is famous for, I still got some decent size waves and good tubes. So I will be back at the season to get the waves everybody wants out there.
Fondest memory: You never are bored there, even if you do nothing you won't be bored, things happen in their time in Puerto, and before you know it, the day is over.
Favorite thing: Sunset watching is almost 'de rigeur' in PE (and when you see them you understand why!). Owing to a rocky prominotory, complete sunsets can only be seen at the far end of the bar area on Zicatela beach (Harry's Surf Inn). Alternatively, you can get yourself off to one of those desertde beaches or join the sunset trip to the Laguna de Manialtepec.
Fondest memory: Stunning sunsets
Favorite thing: Puerto Escondido is so laid back you almost fall over. Beaches, surfing if that's your bag, eating, margaritas or beer, hammocks, books - these about the only things you need to worry about.
Fondest memory: Swinging in a hammock in the shade deciding whether I wanted a beer.