Puerto Escondido Off The Beaten Path

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    Watch sea turtles mate in July

    by rkearns Updated Dec 4, 2008

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    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.

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    Playa Roca Blanca - west of Puerto Escondido

    by leffe3 Updated Mar 15, 2006

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    To the west of Puerto Escondido, on the way to Acapulco, and our favourite beach by far, found independently, is Playa Roca Blanca. Sign-posted through the roadside village of Cacalotepec (50kms from PE), this is glorious. White sands, palm-fringed, azure seas, cascading waves, stretching back towards the east, unbroken, for miles, rocky headland to the west, couple of palapas and DESERTED

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    Playa Agua Blanca - midway between PE and PA

    by leffe3 Updated Mar 15, 2006

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    Mid-way between Puerto Escondido and Puerto Angelo is Playa Agua Blanca (small dirt road the only access - but at least sign posted in both directions of approach). Here is a glorious stretch of beach and rocks which attracts predominantly local families fishing off the shoreline. There are no facilities whatsoever and looked too dangerous to go swimming - but perfect for the sunset!

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    San Augustinillo - 8kms west of Puerto Angelo

    by leffe3 Updated Mar 15, 2006

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    Another of the glorious beaches along this stretch of coast, this has a number of basic rooms and comedores with one major hotel. Real hang-out for young surfers and gap-year.
    SA is on the coastal road between Ventenilla and Puerto Angelo. Buses run frequently between Mazunte and Puerto Angelo, passing San Augustinillo.

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    Ventenilla (25km east of Puerto Escondido)

    by leffe3 Updated Mar 15, 2006

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    Heading east out of Puerto Escondido towards Puerto Angel, just after the turn-off off Route 200 is Ventenilla - a glorious, almost deserted beach that is also the centre for trips to the lagoon that borders the beach (and crosses it in the wet season). Three or four cafes/palapas and the reserve's HQ are all that you will find here.
    Access is along a dirt track (about 2 kms) just after the coastal turn off from the 200 paved road towards Puerto Angelo & Mazunte. Buses between PE & PA pass this way.

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    Puerto Escondido to Puerto Angelo

    by leffe3 Updated Mar 15, 2006

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    The stretch between Puerto Escondido and Puerto Angel to the east provides some beautiful coastal spots that are slowly becoming developed in a low-key way: at present they are mainly the hang-outs for surfers and gap-year tourists. There a few exceptions (Mazunte and its lovely beach, couple of hotels in the even more pictureque San Augustinillio) but generally the facilities are pretty basic - some of the beaches being at the end of dirt roads with no signposts.

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    Take a tour of the Manialtepec...

    by mocca Written Oct 8, 2002

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    Take a tour of the Manialtepec laguna, it is a beautifull lagoon with a lot of bird and wildlife and lot's of plants and flowers.
    The hidden voayage eco tours (www.wincom.net/~pelewing/hvecotur.html) has good tours, you can choose between a few. Just take the one that will suit you.
    Go and take the tour, you won't be dissapointed

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