The Mexican state of Oaxaca has been on the map for quite some time now, known for its vibrant culinary scene, enigmatic culture, and brilliant colors. But the state has some of Mexico’s best and most beautiful beaches and coastline, as well - many of which are still relatively undiscovered. Surfers have been chasing an endless summer along Puerto Escondido for years, but when it comes to mass tourism ‘Puerto’ (as the locals call it), is still far off the mega maps.
A nature lover’s paradise, Puerto is known for its epic surf, miles of unspoiled beaches, lagoons with bioluminescent bays, and secret coves that are entire worlds away. The cuisine of Oaxaca thrives in the back streets and along the shoreline, and the sunsets are among the best in the world. It’s a notable surf spot that attracts wave-riders from as far as Australia, and as such has a charming bar and restaurant scene along the main beach, Playa Zicatela. Still, what visitors find is a sleepy beach break that lures travelers in, and often keeps them there much longer than they ever intended.