Top 3 Things to See and Do in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca

If you’ve ever wanted to travel abroad to a laid back destination where you can lounge in the sun and surf all day, you won’t want to miss out on Puerto Escondido.

Many visitors to Puerto Escondido often compare it to Tulum in the sense of the vibes and the party scene. That said, Puerto is far cheaper than Tulum in all aspects and much less extravagant.

Forget about dealing with the hassle of expensive, hard to get visas, or unending strings of connecting flights.

Mexico is one of the most popular destinations for tourists from the United States and everyone receives a visa on arrival, free of charge.

If you’re currently in the process of planning your trip to Puerto Escondido, we recommend visiting: before you go to find the latest information on arrivals, departures, hotels, activities, tours and more.

Speaking of airports, there are three major international airports in the state of Oaxaca.

  1. Oaxaca International Airport
  2. Huatulco International Airport
  3. Puerto Escondido International Airport

A visit to Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca will be the perfect trip for those looking for something a little different than the typical Cabo, Cancun or trip to Cozumel.

The coast of Oaxaca is an incredible destination not only due to being home to Puerto Escondido but also to destinations such as Huatulco, Mazunte, Zipolite, San Agustinillo and more.

These days, Puerto Escondido is one of the most popular destinations in the world for remote workers and online entrepreneurs. Oh, and lots and lots of surfers.

Bioluminescent Lagoon Tour

Top on most people’s list is to hit up local beaches or pools to go swimming when visiting a new place as a tourist.

While that’s no different for Puerto Escondido, there is a twist that makes it a much more unique experience compared to your average swimming trip.

Book Here: Laguna de Manialtepec Bioluminescent Boat Tour

In Puerto Escondido, at Laguna de Manialtepec, the water literally shines — with bioluminescent plankton.

You’ll typically have to set up a tour with a guide in order to be able to visit, but visitors rave about the experience.

The water is also part of a natural thermal spring, further making it ideal for a relaxing dip.

Spot Some Dolphins

If swimming isn’t right up your alley, or maybe you’ve had enough swimming for the time being, you may want to consider watching some dolphins swim instead.

Puerto Escondido is a classic spot for dolphin watching, as hundreds of dolphins can be seen from the shore.

You’ll even be able to get a bonus viewing of sea turtles, which are plentiful in the region.

This activity is a great way to entertain the whole family for an afternoon: a dolphin watching tour takes about 4 hours, and up to 8 people can be taken for viewings at a time.

Furthermore, at just $45 dollars per person, dolphin watching tours are an affordable activity for all budgets.

Book Here: Dolphin Watching Tour in Puerto Escondido

Release a Turtle back to the Sea

Even if conservation isn’t something you care deeply for, releasing turtles is an amazing experience that everyone should try upon visiting Puerto Escondido.

The region cares deeply about it’s sea turtle population, and has massive conservation efforts.

In order to try this experience, you’ll have to trek down to Playa Bacocho with a hundred pesos in hand at 5pm, and you’ll be able to release your very own baby sea turtle.

The money you pay goes directly to turtle conservation efforts, so you can feel good about where your money is going.

Book Here: Puerto Escondido Sea Turtle Release

When most people think of places to visit in Mexico, they’re likely to chime in with Cancun or Mexico City.

The next time you’re struck with that feeling of wanderlust, we hope you’ll check out some of these attractions in Puerto Escondido instead.

San Jose del Pacifico

If you consider yourself to be a spiritual person and enjoy adventures, we recommend visiting San Jose del Pacifico, a small town in the Sierra mountain range that is famous for its local traditions, temazcals and magic mushrooms.

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