The water at Puerto Escondido is clear and relatively warm for ocean water. Tropical fish abound off the calm, nearly wave free beach of Playa Carrizalillo. The tropical fish I saw were the sort one finds in books.
Puerto Escondido is known for great sport fishing. You can rent Mexican-style fishing boats “pangas” skippered by knowledgeable captains. They will put you in pursuit of Sailfish, Marlin, Yellow Fin Tuna and more.
Dining & Entertainment
Our favourite restaurants are Paris on the Riconada and Espadin situated high on a bluff above the Playa Carrizalillo, or just visit one of the many restaurants along the Riconada. Some restaurants offer entertainment too.
Puerto Escondido has a dry winter (November/May) and a wet summer (June/October) season. Temperatures range from 85-95 F (300-350) in summer and 75-85 F (240-300) in winter. It doesn’t rain every day during the summer. It only means it may rain and usually does in the late afternoon or at night. A wardrobe of swim suits, shorts, and t-shirts will suffice. The water temperature at the Puerto Escondido beaches is a pleasant 80-82 F all year round.
Cool Pictures from Puerto Escondido
Experience the colourful diversity of Mexican life with a walk through the “El Centro” to the Mercado, where merchants offer a variety of vegetables, meat, bakery, clothing, baskets, pottery, flowers and eating services.
Bahia Principalis the main beach in the harbour area. The Adoquin, the main pedestrian shopping and restaurant area, runs along this beach. Here local fishermen bring in their daily catch, repair their nets and trade their fish.
Playa Zicatela is the famed surfing beach, known above all for the legendary surf break the Mexican Pipeline.
The protected bays of Playa Carrizalillo, Playa Manzanillo and Playa Angelito are in walking distance from Casa Rebecca and offer safe swimming and snorkelling with Palapa style restaurants and stores. Playa Carrizalillo is nearest to Casa Rebecca and the quieter one of the three. The beaches of Puerto Escondido have made this tropical paradise one of the best Mexico vacation rentals places to visit.
Playa Zicatela is the long stretch of beach located east of Puerto Escondido. It is the main surfing area for Puerto Escondido, attracting surfers from all over the world. Swells in the 6-15 foot (2-5 meter) range are not uncommon.
Places to Visit
The “Hidden Port” has blossomed into one of the most beautiful vacation spots on the entire Mexico’s Pacific Coast and has still preserved it’s charm as a fishing and market town.
The location of our luxury two bedroom oceanfront Puerto Escondido vacation rentals condo makes it an ideal jumping-off point to any location in Puerto Escondido.
Just a 5 minute walk from Casa Rebecca is the Riconada a 1 km (¾ mile) boulevard, lined with restaurants, cafes, pizzerias, gift-convenient stores, offices and even a Belgian Chocolatier.
From here you will find within minutes a taxi passing by, offering you a ride for just $2 to anywhere in town.
Just a short stroll from our luxury vacation rental is Playa Carrizalillo a year round warm water beach, where you swim in calm emerald clear water, walk on soft golden sand and relax in the shade of swaying coconut palm trees.
Playa Zicatela is one of the top ten surfing destinations in the world. When the huge swells arrive at the Playa Zicatela, you can watch the surfers in the “Mexican Pipeline” or just relax at the beach by the palapa style restaurants and watch the drama of the relentless surf breaking at the shore.
Go for a leisurely stroll along the Adoquin, a pedestrian shopping area with a great beach café and restaurant scene and a spot of good nightlife and live music.
The Marketplace - Mercadao
The highlight for many of our guest is a day at the Mercado, the open market at the El Centro of Puerto Escondido. Relax for a refreshment at many cafes and restaurants for the latest news or directions around town.
PUERTO ESCONDIDO MEXICO A HOLIDAY PARADISE IN THE SUN
“Walking everywhere especially to all the handy shops and restaurants in Rinconada and exploring all the houses and bays nearby…. Marveling at the Mercado - only not as claustrophobic as Zihuatenejo or Puerto Vallarta and where else would one be pursued by an oompah-pah band through the flower section of the market? Swimming at the end of the day in the bathtub warm pool....And the overall revelation of how reasonable prices were – we usually cook alternate nights with our other couple but your stove remained unsullied as we ate out every night.” ….
Casa Rebecca is a licensed rental condominium by the State of Oaxaca Ministry of Finances (Gobierno del Estado de Oaxaca Secretaría de Finanzas) and Income Tax Department (SAT - Servicio de Administración Tributaria).