7 Reasons to Visit Puerto Escondido

Join me on a tour of this rambunctious jalapeno of a surf town!


To Try Something Crazy

If you’ve ever wanted to try sky diving, look no further. Self preservation be damned, it’s time to test the limits of reason. A few steps off the main strip on Playa Zicatela, you’ll find a gem of a sky diving mecca called Skydive Cuautla.

7 Reasons to Visit Puerto Escondido

Skydiving in Puerto Escondido

I can’t think of a better way to get crazy in this loco town then to fly thousands of feet above the earth and jump out of a plane. In fact, it might be one of the most sane things you’ll do on your trip.

After you’ve said your hail mary’s, double checked that your will is up to date, and sent you mom a text that you love her, you’ll be jonesing to make the plunge and kiss the clouds hovering above this sacred beach town. Come on, you have to admit, this is something you’d better check of your bucket list now. The voice in your head telling you to be afraid will only grow louder as you get older. And, as they say, there’s no time like the present to start truly living.

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A writer, artist, and designer since she was young enough to put pencil to paper, Hilary taught herself code and created Urbanette when she was a teenager. Currently, she lives in Monte Carlo, but spent the past decade living in NYC, still considers herself a New Yorker, and visits regularly. She's always traveling, looking for hot new topics, destinations, and life hacks to bring to Urbanette readers.

Reader Discussion: 114 Comments

  1. Carolyn Watkins

    Is there anything better than sitting on the beach and watching the sunset?? There are a couple of beaches to enjoy watching the sun go down. Playa Zicatela and Playa Carrizalillo. Ahhhhh ☀️

  2. Lynette Dixon

    Many places claim to be the world’s best surfing beach but Puerto Escondido’s Palaya Zicatela would make it to the top ten. Even if you don’t surf,when you see the beach you will want to try it!

    • That’s good you don’t have to limit yourself when you’re in PE! make the most of our stay!

  3. Elsa Walton

    This is in my top 10 list to go to this year that’s why I am really doing a lot of research about the place and glad you wrote something about this town. Awesome!

  4. Courtney Warner

    If you’re planning to go to a place you’ve never been before, it’s best to do some research first,about reviews, tourist spots to visit and a place to stay. so when you go there you won’t spend too much time looking.


    Relaxing days on the beach, long nights partying, shopping in the night makter and big waves! This town really has something for everyone.

    • Patricia Butler

      Aww I missed this place, the photos bring back memories! Hop to come back soon.

  6. Deanna Harper

    Escondido has all from kayaking, boating, bird-watching, and swimming in phosphorescent waters. You might wanna try as well.

  7. Ramona Hampton

    I loved the beach, it’s sun, sunsets and waves. Perfect for surfing.

    • I’ve heard about this town from a friend and seeing this photos and reviews makes me want o book a ticket now!

  8. Best place to go to for a quick weekend getaway and surf all day!

  9. DONNA

    I didn’t know this is also a good destination for surfing. Cool!

    • P.E. is more than just having the prettiest beaches, you should not forget to go to the night market as well!

  10. Leona Palmer

    It’s the best summer destination. Thanks Urbanette for featuring my favorite town ?

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