Puerto Escondido Tourism

Puerto Escondido (English: "Hidden Port") is a small port and tourist center in the municipality of San Pedro Mixtepec Distrito 22 in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. Prior to the 1930s, there was no town. The bay had been used as a port intermittently to ship coffee, but there was no permanent settlement due to the lack of potable water. The name "Puerto Escondido" had roots in the legend of a woman who escaped her captors and hid here. The Nahuatl word for this area was Zicatela, meaning “place of large thorns". Today, it refers to the area’s most famous beach. Puerto Escondido is one of the most important tourist attractions on the Oaxacan coast. It caters to a more downscale and eclectic clientele than neighboring Huatulco, mostly surfers, backpackers and Mexican families. The main attractions are the beaches: Zicatela Beach hosts major surfing competitions, while other beaches have gentle waves. West from the town is a large lagoon area popular for fishing and birdwatching.

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Discover the beauty of the city's striking landscope, welcome to Puerto Escondido, Mexico. This city is located in the close proximity of a major city Oaxaca De Juarez, Mexico. Add Oaxaca De Juarez to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like Casa Oaxaca, Benito Juarez Market, Monte Alban. Get in the character of the city, this city requires at least of 1 to 2 number of days of exploration.

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  • How safe is Puerto Escondido for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Puerto Escondido.

    • Burglary and Theft 54.55 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 45.45 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 40 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 75 (High)
    • Car Stealing 35 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 40 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 35 (Low)
    • Drug offense 57.5 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 77.27 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 38.64 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 22.22 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 52.5 (Moderate)
    • Safety Index 52.64 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 84.55 (Very High)
    • Health Care Index 88.89 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Puerto Escondido

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.16 USD
    • International Movie per seat 2.98 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 14.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 41.44 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 36.26 USD

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