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7 Reasons to Visit Puerto Escondido

We just got back from a sun-filled week in this rambunctious surf town, largely intact. Here are our seven favorite reasons to visit this jalapeno of a town.

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If you’re looking for a new destination that has a bit of everything, Puerto Escondido should be at the top of your travel bucket list. We just got back from a sun-filled week in this rambunctious Mexican surf town, largely intact. Read on for our seven favorite reasons to visit this jalapeno of a town:

7 Reasons to Visit Puerto Escondido

Shops in Puerto Escondido, Mexico

To Learn to Surf

7 Reasons to Visit Puerto Escondido

Learn how to surf in Puerto Escondido

Puerto Escondido is known for the giant wave “The Mexican Pipeline” also called “the destroyer of boards” and is one of top ten surf meccas in the world. There are several surf schools to choose from, with the locals choice being Oasis Surf School. They were the first surf school in Puerto Escondido, they teach surfing and spanish to foreigners, and are run by ex-pro surfers who really know what they’re doing.

7 Reasons to Visit Puerto Escondido

Yup, that break happened here.

Unlike other destinations (like Hawaii, for example, which only has good surfing conditions for six months of the year), Puerto Escondido has great surfing conditions year-round. That means that you don’t have to tailor your time away from work to the surfing conditions. You can simply expect that when you arrive, the surf will be sick, the water will be warm, and the town will be active.

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A writer, artist, and designer since she was young enough to put pencil to paper, Hilary taught herself code and created Urbanette when she was a teenager. Currently, she spends most of her time in France, NYC, London and Switzerland, and travels extensively around the world. Hilary spent the past decade living in NYC, still considers herself a New Yorker, and visits regularly. She’s always looking for hot new topics, destinations, and brands to bring to Urbanette readers.

Reader Discussion: 26 Comments

  1. That hotel room looks impressive. I love the photography! I also love that the culture there seems so cool. I’ll add it to my travel list.

  2. Melani Kalev

    Oh my, what a dream! I’d loved to take a yoga class there.

  3. Oooooooooooh. I feel like hopping on a jet and going there now!

  4. Christine Muchoe

    Mexico was never one of my top travel destinations (maybe because the only part of Mexico I’ve been to is TIjuana) but I think I just fell in love with Puerto Escondido from reading this article. Seriously adding it to my travel list!

  5. I love Mexican food and this looks right up my alley – totally my speed. I’ll be making it my next big trip 🙂

  6. YOU MUST COME AGAIN AND VISIT THE OTHER SIDE OF TOWN…..RINCONADA…WONDERFUL RESTAURANTS….CARRIZALILLO BEACH, WHICH WAS NAMED ONE OF THE WORLD´S TOP BEACHES BY TRAVEL AND LEISURE MAGAZINE, AND ALL VERY LOW KEY FOR THE OLDER GROUP…..BILL, AKA MEMO

    • Sarah Evanston

      LOL What’s with the SHOUTING?? 😉

  7. I LIVE IN PUERTO THE TOTAl YEAR….RINCONADA AREA….IT TRULY IS PARIDISE….VERY DIFFERENT FROM THE OTHER MEXICAN BEACH TOWNS…..VISIT US….YOU WILL BE WELCOME…..BILL HOLMAN

  8. Hello Arabella! Come to rock on Hotel Rockaway! We expect you here! 🙂

  9. Penni

    I went to Puerto Escondido over 30 years ago and it certainly wasn’t like this. Only a few palm trees, one or two hammocks, lots of pelicans and a tiny guest house called El Rincon del Pacifico!

  10. We’ve been there before! I really enjoyed the dramatic sunset in Puerto Escondido. We explored countless scenic tropical beaches each unique in its own way. We also enjoyed surfing at Mexpipe which is the focal point of surfing in Mexico. I will surely go back there!

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