Puerto Escondido
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Surfers on Zicatela beach, Puerto Escondido © Oaxaca's CVB

Located on Oaxaca state’s Pacific coast, Puerto Escondido sits on a picturesque beach 163 miles south of the state capital. While maintaining its fishing village charm, the town has developed a diverse range of boutique hotels, delicious restaurants and activities to keep travelers busy. The destination’s beautiful natural surroundings, relaxed vibe and near-perfect weather make it ideal for group retreats, activity filled events and romantic weddings.


Due to its legendary surf break known as the Mexican Pipeline, the “Hidden Port” is a world-renowned surfing destination. Puerto Escondido hosts international surfing competitions every year, and surfing lessons and board rental shops are plentiful.


However, Puerto Escondido also offers several beaches on which to relax, as well as a variety of eco-tourism and adventure activities, including outings to the Finca Las Nieves, a coffee- plantation in the luxuriant nearby hills. Group tours set out to sea on “lanchas” (open, outboard boats) to check out local sea-life, such as dolphins and sea turtles. The destination also offers great opportunities for sport fishing aficionados.


Puerto Escondido has 36 hotels and 1,231 rooms suitable for groups and events.


The Posada Real Puerto Escondido is a full-service resort hotel that offers 100 rooms located on an exclusive beachfront property. The Hotel has several restaurants and bars, a beach club with 1,500 feet of private beach access, two pools, tennis and volleyball courts, a soccer field and a putting green. Event amenities include banquet facilities, exhibition space and several gardens; the hotel specializes in weddings. 


The Hotel Suites Villa Sol offers 86 guest rooms, as well as two conference rooms, two meeting rooms and a beach club. The largest conference room can host up to 250 people and the overall event space measures roughly 60,000 square feet.


Aeromar offers several national flights to Puerto Escondido International Airport (PXM), located just a few miles west of the city. Nearly an hour-drive away from Puerto Escondido is Huatulco International Airport (HUX) that offers direct flights to international destinations such as Chicago, Denver, Houston, Milwaukee and 7 Canadian destinations. The destination is a six-hour bus ride away from Oaxaca city on Highway 175, and some twelve hours from Mexico City, via Acapulco.

Selected Puerto Escondido Hotels and Event Venues:
Best Western Posada Real Puerto Escondido
Best Western La Laguna

Puerto Escondido at a glance
Fishing, surfing, water sports, tourism, bird watching, adventure tourism.
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How to dial Puerto Escondido

Airport: Huatulco International Airport (HUX)
Supports non-stop flights: Yes
Airport: Puerto Escondido International Airport (PXM)
Supports non-stop flights: No
Puerto Escondido Destination Profile
Type of Events:
  • - Incentive Trip
  • - Special Interest Travel
  • - Wedding
  • - Up to 200 people
Hotel Rooms:
  • - 1000 or more rooms
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