Beaches and Activities
Puerto Escondido’s bayfront begins at the sheltered rocky cove beneath the wave-washed lighthouse point, Punta Escondida. The shoreline continues easterly along Playa Principal, the main beach, curving southward at Playa Marinero, and finally straightening into long open-ocean Playa Zicatela.
The sand and surf change drastically, from narrow sand and calm ripples at Playa Principal to a wide beach pounded by gigantic rollers at Zicatela.
© Bruce Whipperman from Moon Oaxaca, 5th edition