Puerto Escondido brought to you by Holiday Nova travel
has something for the very active or someone that just needs time to relax.
And once you get past the waves and out on the Pacific Ocean you can look back at the amazing looking villas, homes, condos, hotels and vaction rentals or look around in the water and be amazed by the energetic dolphins.
Puerto Escondido also known as the “Mexican Pipeline”, is one of the top ten surfing meccas in the world. Home to an international surf contest in mid November and the Mexpipe Challenge in February, the Puerto Escondido coastline offers surf breaks for beginners and professionals alike.
There are many safe swimming beaches in the Puerto area but extreme caution is advised for surfing and swimming on Playa Zicatela – the main surfing beach. There are strong rip tides and the waves are among the most powerful in the world – riveling the famed Banzai Pipeline in Hawaii. Several world class surfers are in wheelchairs with spinal injuries from this huge and shallow surf break. There are several very popular and less dangerous surf breaks for all levels of surfing. Caution: Avoid evening walks on non lit up beaches.
Puerto Escondido, a relaxing and also sometimes exciting beach destination, lies on the coast of the state of Oaxaca, 249 km (154 mi) south of the state capital. The climate is semi-humid, with rainfall in the summer and an average temperature of 28º C (82º F).
Among its many attractions, this destination offers a notable group of beaches surrounded by lush vegetation. The blue-green waters are ideal for doing a wide variety of aquatic sports. Playa Zicatela hosts an international surfing competition , while in November a sportfishing tournament takes place at Playa Principal. If you like fishing, you will love the link further in the article which has a fishing tour and some amazing photos. In the environs you’ll find nature areas like the Lagunas de Chacahua National Park, which consists of a group of lagoons and mangroves where you can spy a wide variety of indigenous wildlife, such as crocodiles, iguanas, exotic bird species and songbirds.
At Mazunte Beach one hour away you can visit the Centro Mexicano de la Tortuga, a turtle sanctuary dedicated to the research and conservation of various turtle species. Another strong draw is Puerto Escondido’s delicious fish and seafood dishes, as well as its regional Oaxacan fare, such as mole and quesillo (a stringy cheese). Here you also can partake in an interesting celebration in honor of the Virgen de Juquila (Virgin of Juquila). In addition, you’ll find beautiful crafts made of seashells and black coral. At night, you can party until the break of dawn at the restaurants, bars and nightclubs along the beach.
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Things To Do In Puerto Escondido
Relax and eat some great Mexican food.
Sit by the pool and read a book.
Sit in the hotel and enjoy smoothies, papaya juice, margaritas and a whole assortment or other fresh local drinks
Sit on the beach and watch the surfers or get your surfboard out but be warned some of the waves look better when you sitting on the beach!
Go bird watching in Manialtepec lagoon with lots of exotic birds
Explore Puerto Escondido, both the tourist and non-tourist parts.
Go for a long scenic relaxing walk listening to the waves coming in
Walk, taxi or boat to other beaches
such as Carrizalillo, Angelito, Bacocho.
Go boating with the dolphins
See fabulous sunsets.
Go horse back riding on the beach.
Walk the scenic path along the cliffs to the other side of town.
Go all the way up town to the Market on market day.
Go to Puerto Angel and explore the town and the beaches.
Go to the Ventanilla Beach 1 hour away by car and see if any giant turtles are coming in to lay their eggs.
Visit crocodiles near Barra de Colotopec.
Find Huatulco 2 hours away by car and enjoy this amazing resort location
Go inland to the town of Nopala and beyond to the waterfalls.
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Be careful at night though because you won’t want to get in the way of the baby turtles
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