Puerto Escondido Mexico


The ‘Hidden Port’ will enchant you with its crystal clear waters, its vast network of mangroves and its vibrant, laid-back city

We could tell you what it feels like to have sun-baked golden sand squish between your toes along Zicatela beach, or we could tell you how fresh the humid, tropical air feels in your lungs, or we could even have you imagine what a towering twenty foot wave, speckled with surfers, sounds like as it crashes onto shore and foams to an end at your feet… but we think Puerto Escondido is a place you need to experience firsthand to fully understand the wonder, the beauty and the magic of such a paradise.

Located in the state of Oaxaca, Puerto Escondido (also known as the Hidden Port), is a relatively new city (first established in the 1930’s) and is now a hotspot for surfers, globetrotters, vacationers and every traveller in between. It draws in an array of tourists because of the endless possibilities and activities available here. Whether you want to snorkel in the pristine, crystal-clear waters of the Mexican Pacific coast in search of tropical fish, surf or boogie board some small to epic waves, or spend hours exploring the city’s colourful, bustling neighbourhoods, Puerto Escondido has something that will inspire every traveller.

Getting There


Sitting in multiple airports waiting to arrive at your destination isn’t a vacation. And because Puerto Escondido is only accessible through domestic (within-Mexico) flights, many vacationers end up spending too much time looking for flights that shuttle them from airport to airport.

At Inspired Vacations, we want your vacation to be just that: a vacation. Our in-house flight specialist team works round the clock to find you the most direct and inexpensive route to Puerto Escondido. Because we book through Mexican airlines, we can get you on your vacation faster and easier than on your own, while spending as little time possible in transit.

So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and call Inspired Vacations today to book your flights!

Things To Do

Bird Watching

Enjoy a breezy boat ride along the Manialtepec Lagoon as you watch for exotic and migratory birds like jacanas, kingfishers and ibis. During the tour, we stop at Puerto Suelo…

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Chacahua National Park

Starting in Puerto Escondido’s national park of Chacahua, we make our way to the nearby beautiful village of Zapotalito. From there, we board a boat and cruise along Chacahua’s lagoons,…

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Coffee Tour

A one of a kind coffee tour that teaches visitors all about the local coffee farms of the area and about the culture surrounding it. Our group leaves Puerto Escondido…

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Market Neighbourhood Food Tour

Become a Puerto local for the day as you wander through the market neighbourhood – a hotspot where locals go to eat and shop, far from the touristy beaches of…

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Sport Fishing

Boasting some of the best fishing you’ll find in the world, Puerto Escondido hosts two international sport fishing tournaments each year. This tour takes place along the main beach (Zicatela)…

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Fall in love with all the rugged, natural beauty the Mexican Pacific ocean has to offer with a Discover Scuba Diving class. You’ll see all sorts of sea life, from…

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Horseback Riding

This tour takes place in the quiet town of Manialtepec, where guests can enjoy a day of laid-back, interesting activities. We arrive in the morning where we get to gobble…

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The waters of Suchas Carrizalillo and Puerto Angelito are known for their crystal clarity and are completely unforgettable. This tour begins with our guide transporting guests on a bolla from…

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Surfing Lessons

The local Zicatela beach is one of the top ten surfing destinations in the world, and surfers from around the world travel here for the legendary ‘Mexican Pipeline’. But you…

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Turtle Release

Experience the wonder of nature up close and personal with this tour. Release baby turtles and watch them flounder their way to the ocean – but be careful as the…

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An all day excursion, this tour takes you to the Reforma waterfalls, located about 2 hours away from Puerto Escondido. Upon arriving, the group can wander around, to explore and…

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Located in the town of Lachao about 2 hours away from Puerto Escondido, this zipline tour includes a scenic hike – making it a great bang for your buck! Once…

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Laguna Manialtepec is an incredible body of water known as one of Mexico’s most ecologically diverse lagoon systems. Manialtepec, loosely means ‘the place where water springs from the hills,’ fitting…

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Sea Turtle Safari

This tour is available at many different times of the day, but we recommend going in the morning. Starting with a 2 hour boat trip that leaves from the Marina’s…

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City Tour

Beginning with a visit to Puerto Escondido’s local main market, the hub of the city, tour guests can leisurely wander around different areas, exploring all the fresh food stalls and…

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Whale Watching

In this seasonal tour from October to March, you can experience the wonder and awe of watching whales jump, swim and play in their natural habitat! Starting at 7:00 am,…

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MotoCarre tour in Chila town

Starting at the sports field in Chila Town, we’ll visit the field where ‘Pelota Mixteca’ is played (a team sport that’s similar to a ‘net-less’ tennis game) and learn a…

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Mazunte Tour

In this laid-back yet informative tour of Mazunte (a small and quiet beach town), you’ll discover a whole new face of Oaxacan culture. Leaving from Puerto Escondido at 8:30 am,…

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Bacocho + Rinconada Neighbourhood Food Tour

One of Puerto Escondido’s favourite ‘food streets,’ Bacocho and Rinonada are home to food vendors that create the harmonious balance of spicy and sweet that locals love. As you meander…

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Where To Stay


For the more money-conscious traveller, there are plenty of standard quality areas to stay. Typically, you’ll be looking at hostel type accommodation, with either a private room, or if you…

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Hitting the perfect spot between savings and luxury, premium accommodations offer the luxury of a premium hotel stay, at a bargain. These accommodations will typically have more than just the…

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Vacation is about relaxing and enjoying life. So why not go all out and stay in some of the most breathtaking spots in the area? Enjoy luxury in all its…

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The ultimate in privacy, renting a condo in Puerto Escondido means you get a slice of the area all to yourself, experiencing it like someone who lives here. Featuring spacious…

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Where To Eat

From extravagant fine-dining at an authentic Oaxacan style restaurant, to charming, funky little coffee shops and sizzling Mexican street food, you’re sure to find the cuisine you’re craving in Puerto Escondido.

Oaxacan Fine Dining

Usually for more special occasions, such as for an anniversary or a birthday, fine dining, Oaxacan-style is the perfect way to celebrate! What to expect: Formal dress code and fine…

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Great for any occasion, there are tons of casual dining options to choose from in Puerto Escondido.  What to expect: Low-key ambiance with interesting decor Table service from a casual…

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Fast Casual

Quick and healthier than fast food options, you can find a great selection of fast casual dining options in Puerto Escondido (think Pita Pit, Freshii or Subway) What to expect:…

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A quick and charming cafe visit in Puerto Escondido will have you caffeinated and ready to take on those waves – or, ready to just visit with some friends. What…

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Food Stands

Nothing says Mexican street food like an authentic Mexican taco stand. Grab your pesos and check out some of the local food truck flavours in Puerto Escondido! What to expect:…

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Alleviate the stress of planning and streamline your vacation with standard, premium and luxury travel packages by Inspired Vacations. These starter packages are fully customizable, meaning you can swap out different tours and experiences to make your vacation completely fit you. Take a look at our starter packages below, or, if you already have your ideal vacation package in mind, contact Inspired Vacations now!

Package 1 • 2 Guests, 5 Nights, Standard

This is a great standard package for the couple who wants to experience a little bit of action, and a lot more food! With plenty of breakfast vouchers, and a…

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Package 2 • 2 Guests, 6 Nights, Premium

Pair the ultimate in rest and relaxation at one of Puerto Escondido’s most luxurious hotels with some meandering and sight-seeing at the city’s iconic Chacahua National Park. After all this,…

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Package 3 • 2 Guests, 7 Nights, Premium

This premium package is all about adventure! Take a tour of gorgeous waterfalls, then go experience the natural wonder of releasing sea turtles to the ocean. After your water-filled adventures,…

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Package 4 • Villas, Multigenerational or larger group, 10 Guests

Vacations are better together! And with this 7 night stay you, and your friends, will have access to tours for nearly every activity under the sun. With all that activity…

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Package 5 • Condos, Multigenerational or larger group, 8 Guests

A great package for a group of close friends or family. You and your fellow travellers can kick back and enjoy some adventures in the sun, then hit the city…

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Package 6 • 2 Guests, 6 Nights, Luxury

Who says you can’t go all out? With this luxury package for two, you’ll enjoy the very best Puerto Escondido has to offer. From spotting exotic birds high in the…

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