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“beautiful beach”(24 reviews)
“steep steps”(5 reviews)
“gentle waves”(4 reviews)
Small, lesser-known cove that isn’t usually crowded.
Puerto Escondido, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful small enclosed beach. No rip tides. Waves normally are not real big. Many venders on the beach for food and drink. Also lounge chairs with an unbrella for a small fee. Some say best beach in Puerto but 163 steps down and then up.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank willseal1
Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

To arrive at this beach, you need to take some stairs, but once you start descending, you have a great view at the beach, is small, beautiful and with waves so that you can surf. At the beach you can find restaurants and all service...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank victorsvd
Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

We enjoyed the beauty of the speech of the only downfall was the steep steps leading down to it and the lack of running water for bathrooms. There are lots of restaurants beachside and you can pay to use a reclining chair for the day!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Travel_Luvr_Chicago
Reviewed April 3, 2019

This is a great beach for children. The waves are big enough for them to play, but not so big it is dangerous. There are surf lessons, food to purchase and chairs to rent. You can also rent paddle boards or even go snorkeling. The...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank borealisjen
Reviewed March 31, 2019

Nice beach for swimming or paddle boarding, for $250 pesos you can rent a lounger with umbrella. It can be crowded sometimes. Only downside is the stairs up after a long day in the sun and porta potties.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank travellistics
Reviewed March 30, 2019 via mobile

Beautiful beach, can be a little busy at times but we still enjoyed it. Depending on the day/ time the waves can still be decent size, but it was the safest we felt swimming. There are a few food spots on the beach, but we...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Steph1mac
Reviewed March 24, 2019

Though it's hot and humid in Puerto, you can stay cool under the palms on this beach. It will cost you 250-300 pesos for a lounge chair (camas), but if you eat you can stay all day at the tables. We thought the price on...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Georgia S
Reviewed March 22, 2019

Great Beach, low surf for swimming, but the stairs are a B*tch! People do surf here sometimes, but I would think it is just for beginners, b/c I did not witness any huge waves. However while dining at Espidine the evening before, I could look...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jan B
Reviewed March 19, 2019

Gentle waves and no riptide with a beautiful bay. There were many people dispersed nicely - friendly atmosphere!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jesseMN
Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

Nice low tide, easy to go swimming or learn to surf. Very crowded however we went on a long weekend. Good food and relaxing day. About 170 stairs to walk down to get to the beach. Then at the end of the day you have...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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September 21, 2018|
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Response from Ana María E | Reviewed this property |
Yo creo que sólo en taxi, pero los taxis de calle en Puerto Escondido son muy económicos. Siempre cobran entre 25 y 35 pesos la dejada en la zona de Puerto.
Jeanette C
June 22, 2016|
Response from holachica1 |
Did you find hotel im looking for a budget stay also on this beach.