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Puerto Escondido

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Puerto Escondido: Turtle Release Experience

1. Puerto Escondido: Turtle Release Experience

The experience begins with pickup from your hotel in Puerto Escondido and heads to a preserved beach. Join a local nature conservation group and learn about the different species of sea turtles and the measures being taken to help protect them since they became an endangered species. Learn about the lives of the sea turtles, then help them reach the ocean from their nest on the beach. There’s plenty of time to take photos of this magical experience, and soak up views of the sunset. By the end of the evening, you’ll have learned more about this endangered species, taken part in the effort to protect them, and made unforgettable memories.

Puerto Escondido: Sunrise and Dolphin Watching Tour

2. Puerto Escondido: Sunrise and Dolphin Watching Tour

Start the day at 6:00 AM with pickup from your hotel in Puerto Escondido. Head straight to the beach to board your early-morning sightseeing boat. Over the course of your 3-hour cruise, gaze at the stunning, crystal-clear waters of the Pacific Ocean, revelling in the beauty of the Oaxacan coast. Keep your eyes open for the panoply of sea life that call the waters surrounding Puerto Escondido home. Spot marine life such as whales during the migration season, dolphins, or massive sea turtles. As you jet through the waters, your expert captain will find the best spots to give you the best chance of seeing the sea’s most beautiful marine life. Relax as you cruise through the calm waters, enjoying the sunrise over the pristine sea, and let nature surprise you with its beauty. After your cruise, you’ll head back to the dock to get the transportation back to your hotel.

Mexico: eSIM Mobile Roaming Data Plan

3. Mexico: eSIM Mobile Roaming Data Plan

Choose the data plan and validity period that suits your travel needs, then purchase it. Download a QR code, and print or scan it to another device. Next, connect to the internet on your smartphone, via WiFi or mobile data, and scan the QR code to install the eSIM package to your device. Following this, connect to the local data network in Mexico and start using your favorite apps. Browse the web, update your social media, and more. Buy another plan if you use up all the data and need to top up. Also, follow the troubleshooting guide if you have any problems using it.

Puerto Escondido: Roundtrip Airport Transfer

4. Puerto Escondido: Roundtrip Airport Transfer

Enjoy the convenience of a shared or private airport transfer between Puerto Escondido International Airport and your accommodation in Puerto Escondido. Relax with a comfortable return service directly from the airport. Be greeted by the friendly staff at the airport who will be waiting for you outside of the terminal with a banner displaying your name. Relax knowing that you are traveling safely in an air-conditioned vehicle with a professional driver. At the end of your stay, get picked up at your hotel and enjoy a convenient transfer to the airport without having to worry about pre-booking a bus or train. Get dropped off outside the arrivals hall of the airport and have a safe trip home.

Puerto Escondido: Bioluminescence Night Spectacle

5. Puerto Escondido: Bioluminescence Night Spectacle

Enjoy a pickup after sunset from your hotel lobby in Puerto Escondido. Head towards the Manialtepec lagoon in the darkness of night.  Marvel at a spectacular natural show while crossing the lagoon in a boat with the help of a local instructor. Experience the delightful reaction of how millions of microorganisms begin to illuminate the water as you swim or while you touch the water through the boat. Witness this rare event as there are only 2 lagoons in Mexico that have this spectacular and beautiful phenomenon. The color may vary from white to blue. Passing midnight and after enjoying this remarkable experience, you will be taken back to your hotel in Puerto Escondido. Subject to the lunar calendar. Observation of the phenomenon is not possible, during the full moon days.

Puerto Escondido: Oaxaca Coast Wildlife Ecotour

6. Puerto Escondido: Oaxaca Coast Wildlife Ecotour

Join us on an exciting full-day tour of the stunning Oaxacan coast, departing from Puerto Escondido. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of La Ventanilla, a protected reserve. Explore the mangroves on a boat ride and observe the vibrant local wildlife, including crocodiles and lagoon turtles. Take a short nature walk and experience the enchanting scenery of the region. Next, we'll head to the picturesque town of Mazunte, also known as a "Mexican Magic Town", where you'll be captivated by its charming blue crab story. You'll have the opportunity to explore the town and take in the stunning ocean and coastline views. Then, unwind and relax on the breathtaking open sea beach of Zipolite, where you'll have approximately 30 minutes to explore and capture unforgettable memories with your camera. Afterward, we'll head to Estacahuite beach near Puerto Angel, where you can enjoy a delicious meal (at your own expense) at a restaurant facing the sea. Bask in the beauty of the crystal-clear waters and indulge in a mouth-watering fresh seafood brunch. Don't miss out on this remarkable adventure along the Oaxacan coast! We'll pick you up and drop you off at your hotel, so book now for a hassle-free and unforgettable experience.

From Puerto Escondido: Huatulco 7 Bays Tour

7. From Puerto Escondido: Huatulco 7 Bays Tour

Start the adventure with pickup from the lobby of your hotel in Puerto Escondido. Travel to Huatulco, and as you drive, be amazed by vibrant small towns that line the side of the road on the Oaxacan Coast. Begin your tour of the 7 bays at Santa Cruz Bay, where you will board a boat. Set off to explore all 7 of the bays as you admire the beautiful landscapes, the 'bufadero', and the lighthouse. Pass by Chahue Bay, La Entrega Bay, and Cacaluta Bay which is the filming location for several notable Mexican movies. Fall in love with El Organo Bay, where the natural scenery will leave you speechless. After this, marvel at the virgin sandy beach at the Chachacual National Park. Here, explore the reef with a snorkel or simply relax on the sand. With any luck, you might spot some dolphins, whales, or turtles. Then, return to Maguey Bay, to enjoy unique Oaxacan dishes and seafood at a local restaurant (not included in the price). Return to Santa Cruz where a van will take you to the village of La Crucecita. See the famous main church and visit the viewpoint that is perfect for taking photos. Stop at some local spots where you can taste mezcal, quesillo, chapulines, and mole. Then finally, end your tour by climbing back into the van and returning to Puerto Escondido.

Puerto Escondido: sunset horse ride

8. Puerto Escondido: sunset horse ride

Looking for an unforgettable adventure during your stay in Puerto Escondido? Look no further than the San José Manialtepec Horseback Riding and Lagoon Tour. This unique experience takes you on a journey through the breathtaking landscapes of San José Manialtepec, where you'll discover the area's rich flora and fauna. The adventure begins with a convenient pickup from your hotel in Puerto Escondido, followed by a short 20-minute van ride to San José Manialtepec. Once you arrive, you'll be introduced to your saddled horses and set off on an exciting journey through the lush jungle. You'll cross up to four different spots along the Manialtepec River, learning about the unique plants and animals of the area along the way. One of the highlights of the tour is arriving at the Manialtepec Lagoon, where you'll hop into canoes and paddle to the other side. As you cross, you'll witness the breathtaking sight of your horses swimming behind you, creating a lasting memory you won't soon forget. The tour culminates with a drop-off back at your hotel, leaving you with unforgettable memories of your time in San José Manialtepec. Book your adventure today and experience the beauty of this unique corner of Mexico.

Oaxaca: Private Transfer to Puerto Escondido on new highway

9. Oaxaca: Private Transfer to Puerto Escondido on new highway

Make your trip to Puerto Escondido simple with this private transfer service from Oaxaca de Juárez. Choose between a comfortable sedan which seats 3 passengers, or ensure there is plenty of room for you and your luggage with a van that seats 8. Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation. Get help with your bags from your driver. Sit back and relax as you enjoy the scenic ride to your destination. Ride in a new, well-maintained vehicle with air-conditioning. Feel free to ask the driver to stop for lunch, to use the restroom, or to take a picture. Skip unnecessary stops for extra passengers with this private service. Avoid the hassle of negotiating with a taxi driver who speaks another language or having to figure out public transportation. Start enjoying your vacation sooner with a direct service. Travel with a driver that is experienced with the local roads and traffic.

Puerto Escondido: Lagunas de Chacahua Day Trip and Boat Ride

10. Puerto Escondido: Lagunas de Chacahua Day Trip and Boat Ride

We will pick you up at 1:00 pm from your hotel and travel north for about 1 hour until we reach the small fishing village of Zapotalito. Here you will enjoy a boat tour through the lagoons, learning about 5 islands and going through small channels made of mangroves. You will get to see birds throughout the trip and enjoy the amazing landscapes that the National park offers. On arrival you will be able to order a delicious meal and have a swim in the crystal clear waters of Chacahua. After this, you will take a small hike to the “Arc of Love”, on this beach you will experience an amazing sunset. You will then return to the boat at around 8:00 pm to enjoy a boat trip back to Zapotalito, along the way you will stop to see the “Bioluminescence”, having time to swim in it if you wish. Finally we will head back to our land transport, which will take us back to Puerto Escondido arriving at around 10:00 pm.

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What people are saying about Puerto Escondido

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4.0 / 5

based on 35 reviews

The activity was interesting since fortunately we were able to enjoy the wonders of nature with the dolphins and whales.

Swimming in complete darkness is one of the most exciting experiences and bioluminescence in its greatest splendor.

The support vía whatsapp was very helpful and they resolved the issue I was having with the network

We had a very nice driver who drove safely and quickly! I would book again :)

It was really delicious nature and some nice guides we had!