Things to Do in Puerto Escondido
That said, the area is still a popular surf destination and thus retains a certain casual charm that distinguishes it from some of Mexico’s more well-known vacation destinations. Cabanas and palapa (thatched) restaurants abound, and the beaches are justifiably famous. The town beach can be crowded, but several other options are within walking distance: Playa Marinero, Zicatela, which is known as the “Mexican Pipeline” for its tubular wave formations, and La Punta, a haven for longboarders.
Nestled in the Sierra Madre de Oaxaca, the Cascadas de Llano Grande (Llano Grande Waterfall) is an ideal spot for hiking, swimming, and rappelling. Its shallow pools and multiple cascading waterfalls give ample opportunity for all kinds of water activities: Climb a tree, leap off the rocks, or swing from a rope into the pristine waters below.