Puerto Escondido is of course full of beaches, but it's also full of people offering to take you on a tour to release baby sea turtles, see the bioluminescence lagoon, go fishing, or see dolphins. We went to see the sea turtles (albeit not on an official tour), and also took a dolphin tour which… Continue reading Watching Dolphins and Sea Turtles – a Three Hour Tour in Puerto Escondido
Our hotel on Playa Zicatela in Puerto Escondido has about 25 rooms, a communal kitchen, café, and pool, and we absolutely love it. Our hosts, Luz and Nino, and their handyman, Alejandro, are so lovely, welcoming, and helpful, that we end up having days where we don't even leave the hotel and end up cooking… Continue reading International Friends and More Turtles in Puerto Escondido!
The beaches of Puerto Escondido, on the Pacific Coast of Mexico, are easily the best part of visiting this small town of 45,000 people. Each has their own vibe, things to do, and beautiful views. Playa Bacocho Playa Bacocho is the westernmost beach in the city. It's quiet, vast, with only one restaurant connected to… Continue reading Things to do in Puerto Escondido: Explore the Beaches
If you want to hear me squeal and say 'oh my God' a million times, put me around cute animals. It's exactly what happened when Rueben and I visited Vive Mar, a sea turtle sanctuary run by volunteers on Playa Bacocho, the large, quiet, westernmost beach in Puerto Escondido. The group drives up and down… Continue reading Releasing Baby Sea Turtles in Puerto Escondido
Getting sick while traveling in a different country is not the most fun experience, but it is cheap! Rueben got a sinus infection while we were in Mexico City, so we decided to go to BEST Medical. The visit was only $35 MXN ($1.85 USD!), and the two prescriptions, a small bottle of contact solution,… Continue reading Puerto Escondido – Being Sick in Mexico While Relaxing on the Beach