About Puerto Escondido

Puerto Escondido is surrounded by a large variety of incredible places. Its dense vegetation, small population and inaccessibility make this place a calm paradise. Manialtepec and Chacahua Lakes as well as the Verde River are only a small sample of the beauty of the coast of Oaxaca.

Some of the cultural, natural and architectural attractions are: the catholic church in Rio Grande, Manialtepec Lake, Colotepec River, "La Lagunita", Bajos de Chila, San Gabriel de Mixtepec, the river in San Isidro, San Pedro Juchatengo.

One of Puerto Escondido's best features is its great beaches perfect for water sports like snorkeling, diving and sport fishing. Its main feature however, is its distinction as one of the 10 best places in the world to surf. The International Surfing Tournament is held here every year at Zicatela Beach.