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.


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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