Puerto Escondido, Camping On Oaxaca's Pacific Coast Beaches, Mexico
Playa Principal is home to Puerto Escondido's fishing fleet. Just outside the campgrounds you can buy fillets from the ladies that clean the fish each day. The boats start coming in about 7:00 AM
The wives and families of the fishermen will fillet a fish to order and serve it fresh in a take home bag or they will cook it for you on a charcoal grille
How to Get To Puerto Escondido
In Oaxaca City, info
Tourist Information Center
Secretaria de Tourismo
703 Ave Benito Juarez
How to Get There
From the Zocalo go 8 blocks north and three blocks east to Llano Park They are in the building housing the Theatre.
Buses leave Oaxaca's first class ADO terminal bound for Juchitan, Salina Cruz, Huatulco. Pochutla and Puerto Escondido
Buses leave Oaxaca City's second class terminal for Pochutla and Puerto Escondido.
Collectivos (camionetta)in Pochutla make runs to Mazunte, Puerto Angel, and Zipolite beaches.
Local buses run along the coast road and connect all the coastal towns and villages Air Service reaches Puerto Escondido from Oaxaca City, via Aerotucan and Aerovega. Also from Mexico City
Driving: south of Acapulco on coastal Route 200. From Oaxaca City. Highway 175 out of Oaxaca City or Highway 131. Highway 175 goes to Pochutla where you pick up Highway 200 north for 40 miles to Puerto Escondido. Highway 175 is is less direct but usually is in better condition than Highway 135.
Puerto Escondido Eco Tours
Six miles west of Puerto Escondido at the Manialtepec Lagoon (Laguna de Manialtepec) you can rent kayaks and take boat tours into the mangroves to observe animals and birds including spoonbills, storks, pelicans and cranes and a variety of migratory birds that feed among the mangroves.
Restaurant La Puesta del Sol 951-588-3867 Sea Food, Kayak rentals, Boat tours
La Flor del Pacifico Restaurant seafood and Kayak rental/ boat tours
Puerto Escondido Diving
Puerto Escondido has a PADI dive shop at the center of Play Principal as you face the ocean. They will provide all equipment, lessons, local info and boat trips. Cove beach dive spots for scuba and snorkel are Playa (beach) Carrizalillo, and Puerto Angelito
Puerto Escondido Surfing
Playa Zicatela is Puerto Escondido's surfing beach with an annual November international competition.
This beach is open to the ocean and can have 20 foot waves, not recommended for swimming.
Tandem skydiving, skateboard contests and bikini contests during the November competitions add to the excitement.
Puerto Escondido Swimming
The protected beaches in Puerto Escondido are Playa Marinero and Playa Principal, in the center of the village. Others are Playa (beach) Carrizalillo in Puerto Angelito, and Playa Carrizalillo in protected coves a little north west of the village center (3/4 mile) Free parking on the hill above the beaches
Puerto Escondido offers RV and tent camping on Playa Principal. Two parks offer tenting and RV camping at the edge of the beach.
See Rubin at the Palma de Cortez for a site. $45 pesos per person. $60 pesos for the vehicle.
Palma de Cortez is right beside the fishermen's landing and the beach where the fishing boats pull up on the beach.
Oaxaca Mexico offers several
great beaches including famed surfing beach, Zicatela.
Two campgrounds in the center of the village offer tent and RV sites.
Puerto Escondido camping is available on Oaxaca's Pacific Coast in the Relaxed Fishing Community of Beaches, Surfing Zicatela and Partying on Oaxaca's Pacific Coast
Puerto Escondido offers shopping in the Pacific Coast beach village
Hotels Puerto Escondido
Puerto Escondido's Zicatela Beach the famed surfing beach holds
annual competitions with the annual November international
competition the best known. (August- November) This beach
open to the ocean and is not recommended for swimming.
Puerto Escondido Camping
Camping sites are on the safer swimming beach, located in the center of the village, Playa Principal, to the left as you face the ocean where the fishing fleet is moored.
Two campgrounds offering tent and RV sites are in the palms just behind where the boats are pulled up on the beach
Just to the right of this photo two campgrounds offer RV and tent camping on Playa Principal. See Rubin at the Palma de Cortez for a site. $45 pesos per person. $60 pesos for the vehicle..
Fishermen cast nets to catch bait fish, later long-lined for Marlin, Tuna, and Dorado.
Puerto Escondido Playa Zicatela is located to the left of Playa Principal as you face the ocean near the place where the fishing fleet is moored.
At Zicatela Beach try Restaurante El Caficito, great breakfast free WiFi
Puerto Escondido Surfing
Bus Fares,Puerto Escondido
Puerto Escondido Tours
Puerto Escondido Lodging
Bus Oaxaca, Pacific Coast
Puerto Escondido sunset