"Puerto Escondido - Surfers Paradise" Top 5 Page for this destination Puerto Escondido by leffe3

Puerto Escondido Travel Guide: 68 reviews and 164 photos

Seem strange having been to PE that we deliberated for so long as to whether to base ourselves in PE or in Puerto Angelo, further east along the coast. No competition! PE is, suprisingly, a low-key 'development', virtually no high-rise hotels, enough infrastructure to keep you happy, but certainly not so much that it felt as if the town had been developed purely for tourism. The surfers beach (miles of it) in the eastern part is the more developed. But with decent restaurants, a few bars and a great location to explore the coast, its a great place to unwind. And if you are into surfing - those breakers....

It's so easy going - although one slight criticism is that the 'highway' (not a particuarly large or over busy one) cuts the town in two - thus the residential part is up the hill, whilst the play area is on the other side of the highway. More pyschological than physical, but it's still there.

Pros and Cons
  • Cons:beach/tourist area is cut off from the rest of the town
  • In a nutshell:Total relaxation
  • Last visit to Puerto Escondido: Feb 2002
  • Intro Updated Mar 14, 2006
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  • nomada's Profile Photo
    Nov 2, 2005 at 11:41 AM

    Hey Keith , great tips ! Regards from PE. Like this paradise.

  • lotta29's Profile Photo
    Jun 13, 2005 at 12:27 PM

    Hi Keith! The pics you've got here are great...the sunsets and the beaches look amazing. I'm going to PE myself in a few weeks and seeing your pages makes me wanna leave right at this moment!! =)

  • laughingsun69's Profile Photo
    May 19, 2004 at 4:19 AM

    Great pages Keith looks like an awsome spot for surfing and relaxing :)

  • XenoHumph's Profile Photo
    Jul 28, 2003 at 2:06 PM

    Great page! I went several times on vacations in Puerto Angel. I likes it because it was (and i hope still is) not developped! There also was a great sea turtle museum/zoo nearby in Mazunte. Great places for a week of total lazyness and beach!!

  • paradisedreamer's Profile Photo
    Jun 14, 2003 at 7:41 AM

    Playa Agua Blanca looks like heaven, wish I was in hammock right now!

  • carolineraat's Profile Photo
    Dec 1, 2002 at 11:17 PM

    Nice travelogues!

  • lmkluque's Profile Photo
    Nov 3, 2002 at 8:45 PM

    Great Vacation spot! HAPPY BIRTHDAY KEITH!!

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