A paradise for surfers, beach lovers and diving enthusiasts, this ‘Hidden Port’ is one of the most enjoyable cruising destinations on Mexico’s Pacific coast. Located in the State of Oaxaca, 400 km south of Acapulco, this tropical Mexican fishing village boasts relaxing beaches, unspoiled reefs for diving and snorkeling, and waves suitable for surfing. Built around the picturesque Bahia de la Escondida bay dotted with gigantic rocky cliffs, this sun-drenched Mexican paradise attracts visitors from around the world.
Puerto Escondido’s main attractions are the wide and long beaches, warm and gorgeous waters and incredible waves. The town offers beaches of natural beauty, with "Playa Zicatela" and "Playa Principal" being the two most popular beaches. Playa Principal is a fishing beach where you can enjoy aquatic activities, while Zicatela Beach is the most beautiful beach with intrepid and gigantic waves that are perfect for surfing for advanced surfers. Other beaches worth visiting are Playa Manzanillo with calm blue colored waters ideal for snorkeling; Playa Carrizalillo beach which is great for swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving; and Playa Bacocho beach which is great for romantic beach walks. Puerto Escondido is an ideal destination for vacationers who seek adventure. You can swim with dolphins and marine turtles, go horseback riding on the beaches, visit the Centro Mexicano de la Tortuga turtle sanctuary in Mazunte village and enjoy surfing in what are considered some of the best surf spots in the world. For more adventure, dive Punta Colarada’s volcanic overhangs and lava rock swimthroughs. During your dive excursion, you are sure to see lobsters, stingrays, eels, barracudas, parrotfish, and puffer fish. Ventanilla, an ecological reserve located 15 minutes away from Puerto Escondido, is a great place for families to view imposing rock formations and admire its tranquil atmosphere. For those interested, motorboat rentals are available to visit the mangrove forests of the Manialtepec Lagoon (just 20 minutes north of Puerto Escondido) to view the pelicans, hawks, hummingbirds, and spoonbills that reside there.
At Yachts Acapulco, we offer the most exclusive private yacht charters in Puerto Escondido and its surrounding cruising destinations. You can combine your charter trip to Escondido with water sports activities in order to add a different kind of excitement to your vacation. To book your own private yacht charter, speak with one of our representatives on the number given at the top of the page or email us your charter requirements by clicking on the Contacts link provided here.