Experience Puerto Escondido

Fast facts
  • Surf the world-famous waves at Playa Zicatela
  • Explore stunning Pacific Coast beaches and serene lagoons
  • Discover the local culture and embrace the laidback Bohemian vibes

Nestled along Mexico’s golden Pacific Coast, Puerto Escondido offers a quiet escape for travellers of all tastes from luxury seekers to surfing enthusiasts. Translating directly to ‘hidden port’, Puerto Escondido is a hidden gem just outside of Huatulco beckoning to be explored. Head to Playa Zicatela, a surfer’s paradise with 20-foot swells that attract thrill-seekers from around the world where you can tackle the waves or head to the calm waters of Playa La Punta, which offers ideal conditions for novice surfers. Vacationers of all ages can soak up the sun along the tranquil shores of Playa Manzanilla, situated in a crescent-shaped bay that’s perfect for snorkelling in the crystal-clear waters. Grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants in Rinconada, one of Puerto Escondido’s residential areas, where you can sample authentic dishes featuring fresh flavours and classic Oaxacan ingredients.

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Travel tips

National language: Spanish

Currency: MXN (Mexican Peso). We recommend travellers bring USD (United States Dollar) for their vacation to exchange to pesos at their resort.

Language notes: Hola! While the local language is Spanish, English is widely spoken in resorts and tourist areas.

Voltage: 110V

Travel tips: Canadian devices use 120 V and will work with 110 V. Many resorts have 120 V plugs. For older devices, items using motors or heating (heated beauty tools, electric toothbrushes) and three-prong plugs we recommend bringing an adaptor with voltage conversion.

What to pack: Don’t know what to bring? Don’t worry. Click Here for a full checklist to print and refer to when packing for your all-inclusive vacation in Puerto Escondido.

What to buy: At the edge of towering rock formations in Puerto Escondido, you may have the chance to witness baby turtles hatch and venture to the sea. A souvenir depicting this iconic marine creature is definitely a fitting way to remember your vacation in Puerto Escondido.

Getting around: Your local Sunwing Experiences representative will handle your airport transfers, providing you with round-trip transportation from the airport to your resort and back. To discover all the incredible things to do and see, Sunwing Experiences will take you on a range of exciting tours and excursions.

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