The beaches of the coast of the state of Oaxaca are among the most beautiful and complete in Mexico, thanks to a developing tourist infrastructure and the rich gastronomy of the Pacific.
Let’s get to know in this article the best beaches in Oaxaca where you can live unforgettable experiences.
These are the 28 best beaches in Oaxaca that you should visit:
1. Puerto Escondido Beach
Let’s start with Puerto Escondido, a warm corner for the whole family.
Puerto Escondido is the most populated city on the Oaxacan coast and the most important beach tourist destination in the state. It is also the main town of the municipality of San Pedro Mixtepec – District 22.
Its main beach, also called Puerto Escondido, has beautiful blue waters and white sand, in front of El Adoquín, a cozy space with hotels, restaurants, cafes, nightclubs, bars and other establishments for tourists.
Puerto Escondido is a town of picturesque streets and buildings with several beaches, some very calm and others with intense waves.
The roadstead in which the port is located was called Bahia de la Mujer Oculta, due to a colonial legend that refers to a young indigenous woman kidnapped by the pirate, Andrew Drake, brother of Francis Drake, who managed to escape by hiding in that place.
Puerto Escondido Oaxaca tourist places and activities of interest: several beaches, El Adoquín, Botanical Center of the University of the Sea (UMAR), release of hatchlings, marine fauna sighting tours, sport fishing, November Festival.
Oaxaca beaches Puerto Escondido: Puerto Escondido (main beach), Zicatela, Chacahua, Carrizalillo, Puerto Angelito, Bacocho, Cacalotepec, Marinero, Manzanillo, Puerto Piedra.
2. Zicatela Beach
Among the Oaxacan beaches, Zicatela is one of the favorites for surfing due to its convenient waves, so much so that it receives thousands of surfers every year. In addition, it is one of the favorites of vacationers due to its easy access, level of services and beauty of the landscape.
The sandbank is shaded by coconut palms and framed by rocky structures, making it a beautiful and inviting setting for surfing competitions, triathlon swimming events, beauty pageants and other events.
The green waters of Playa Zicatela are clean and crystal clear, although dangerous due to their strong waves. Therefore, it is not the most recommended beach in Oaxaca for families with children.
November is the best month of the year to surf because the November Party is celebrated in Puerto Escondido, a beach fair with surfing competitions, fishing tournaments, off-road vehicle races, concerts, cultural events and gastronomic samples.
3. Chacahua Beach
Chacahua Beach is 63 km west of Puerto Escondido, within the Lagunas de Chacahua National Park of 132.7 km 2 , created in 1937 by the president, Lázaro Cárdenas, being the first tropical ecosystem included among the National Protected Areas.
The park integrates land spaces, mangroves and lagoons, including Chacahua, Las Salinas, La Pastoría, Poza el Mulato, Poza de los Corraleños and Palizada.
The place was declared a Ramsar Site in 2008, an international convention that brings together wetlands of global importance for the preservation of biodiversity.
A visit to Playa Chacahua could coincide with a sea turtle release event, when hatchlings are released into the wild after being hatched and raised in captivity, for protection from predators.
The lagoons offer the beautiful spectacle of bioluminescence when planktonic microorganisms convert chemical energy into light.
The observation of biodiversity in the lagoons and mangroves is another attraction of the park, including crocodiles in a sanctuary.
The most comfortable way to go to Playa Chacahua Oaxaca is to get to El Zapotalito by road, in front of the lagoons, and board a boat to go to the sandbank.
4. Carrizalillo Beach
The shallow and calm waters make Carrizalillo, on one of the limits of the main cove of Puerto Escondido, 2 km from the town, one of the most appropriate beaches for families with children and inexperienced swimmers.
To get to the sandbank you have to go up and down a stone staircase with 200 steps. You can also go to Playa Carrizalillo in a short boat ride from the main beach in Puerto Escondido.
In Carrizalillo there are aquatic entertainments such as snorkeling and diving, with a place where they rent equipment for these practices.
In the beachside restaurants you can order tropical cocktails, beers, snacks and seafood dishes.
It is an intimate and romantic beach due to its beautiful blue-green waters. Its waters are no longer calm in the current.
5. Puerto Angelito Beach
It is located in a small and beautiful bay with transparent waters, half an hour’s walk from the main beach of Puerto Escondido. The rocky promontories and the green vegetation give it a beautiful and hospitable natural setting.
The waters of Puerto Angelito beach are pleasantly warm almost all year round, something that bathers and snorkelers and divers take advantage of. It is best to arrive early so you can get a good spot on the beach, from where dolphin-watching excursions and tours depart that take you around the bay to admire it from different angles.
Sea turtles also have their habitat in Puerto Angelito. From December to March, the humpback whales approach and are seen by the participants of the sighting tours, which depart from this and other beaches in Oaxaca.
6. Bacocho Beach
Playa Bacocho is a beach with intense waves and a coastal corner on the outskirts of Puerto Escondido.
At the foot of the sand there are several hotels and lodgings, being an excellent place to settle very close to the port, but in a place away from the hustle and bustle.
Several species of Mexican sea turtles are in a vulnerable situation or at risk of extinction due to human causes.
Turtles are fished for their meat and shell. In addition, the eggs that they lay on the beaches are predated, which alters the life cycle and the recovery of the populations.
Playa Bacocho is a turtle nesting site where the turtle camp, Vive Mar, is in charge of identifying and protecting the nests and eggs, which take 60 days to hatch.
The hatchlings are released in emotional ceremonies in which tourists with environmental concerns can participate.
Just by paying a contribution to support the camp, you can enjoy the experience of helping a hatchling to reach the sea.
7. Sailor Beach
200 meter long beach characterized by clean waters, moderate waves on the shore and easy access.
Beginners have in Playa Marinero an ideal place to start surfing and snorkeling.
The beach has good services, including accommodation and food outlets. There are changing rooms, toilets, showers, umbrella and horse rental.
The most children can have fun on the shore where the waves are gentle. The sunset in Playa Marinero is beautiful and invites you to enjoy it on a horseback ride through the sand.
At Playa Marinero you can photograph the sculpture “The Hand on the Rocks”, an artistic expression that is projected towards the Oaxacan sky.
To go to this beach you have to access the coastal road towards Puerto Ángel and take a signposted detour to the right.
From Playa Marinero you can walk to the southeast sector of the main beach of Puerto Escondido and to Playa Zicatela, which is the favorite place for surfing in Oaxaca and a sandbank with various entertainment activities.
8. Mazunte Beach
Mazunte is a peaceful Oaxacan coastal town over which the Sierra Madre del Sur almost falls, producing enchanting contrasts of sea and mountains.
Its beaches were the main supply centers for huge numbers of turtles that went to the San Agustinillo slaughterhouse, which during the 1970s slaughtered more than 30,000 specimens a year.
Marine reptiles once again came to the aid of the town through the development of an ecological tourism trend, which began with the opening of the Mexican Turtle Center.
Mazunte continues to be the main spawning ground with visitors going to the Living Turtle Museum to learn about these beautiful turtles.
Various species of Mexican Pacific turtles are exhibited in the aquarium and there is an extension of beach where the animals freely come.
Main beaches of Oaxaca Mazunte: Mazunte Beach (main beach), Punta Cometa Beach, Mermejita Beach, San Agustinillo Beach, Rinconcito Beach, Aragón Beach.
Oaxaca tourism beaches of Mazunte: in January the Annual Festival of Mazunte is celebrated, which includes sport fishing tournaments, a jazz festival and the Miss Bikini contest.
9. Mermejita Beach
Isolated and considered a nudist beach with a respectable underwater current, with palapas always available and plenty of places on the sand. The food they sell is tasty and at low prices.
Mermejita, which until recently was a coastal area, is located between Playa San Agustinillo and Playa Chacahua.
At its eastern end there is a promontory called Roca Torón, used as a point of sighting for whales and dolphins.
Playa Mermejita is one of the rare nesting places for the leatherback turtle, also called leatherback and leatherback, the largest of the sea turtles that can reach 2.3 meters and weigh more than 600 kilograms. Is in danger of extinction.
10. Comet Point
Punta Cometa is a mountainous ledge in the Mexican South Pacific with a geographical position that allows you to dominate the sea with total visibility. For this reason, it was an enclave of indigenous warriors during pre-Hispanic times.
The pre-Columbian Indians built a wall that the locals call the stone corral. It was also a bastion of the Spanish during the colonial period and a place of refuge for pirates and corsairs who devastated the Pacific coast.
Punta Cometa is currently an ecological space of rich biodiversity and great beauty in its mountainous part and in the cliffs, which receive the pounding of the sea.
It is not a place to swim, rather to appreciate the majesty of the ocean and admire the land bathed by the sea that was a sacred hill for the natives.
A 2-kilometer path leads to the plateau from where there are spectacular views and between November and March it is used as a natural observatory for humpback whales.
11. San Agustinillo Beach
The coastal town of San Agustinillo, in the space where the Sierra Madre del Sur approaches the ocean, was founded in the mid-1960s to capture and kill turtles.
After the closure of the slaughterhouse in the 1990s, the population turned to tourism, taking advantage of the beauty and warmth of its small coves, where accommodation, restaurants and other tourist establishments have been built.
The beaches have moderate waves and serve as spawning for the olive ridley, the smallest of the sea turtles that is distinguished by its olive color.
Whales and orcas transit off the coast of San Agustinillo between the end of November and March, on a migratory route from north to south. Boat tours depart from the sandbanks to spot marine fauna and practice sport fishing.
During the rainy season, from June to October, a small lagoon forms which is another tourist attraction. Likewise, excursions leave from the town to practice rafting on the rivers of the mountains.
San Agustinillo is a perfect place if you want a quiet vacation in a placid beach town on the Oaxaca coast.
12. Puerto Angel
Puerto Ángel is a town on the Oaxacan coast of 2,500 inhabitants founded in the mid-19th century during the second term of Benito Juárez, as governor of Oaxaca.
Juárez was born in San Pablo Guelatao (current Guelatao de Juárez) 160 km north of Puerto Ángel, and wanted to promote the coffee and lumber industries by building a dock in the coastal town.
After being the port with the most cargo movement in Oaxaca, at the end of the 19th century Puerto Ángel began to decline and would only restart its activity in the years 1970-1980, with the construction of Federal Highway 200 on the Mexican Pacific coast.
The main activities of Puerto Ángel are tourism and fishing. Its beaches are shaken in the mornings with the arrival of boats of freshly caught fish and shellfish.
Tourist activity takes place on the beautiful horseshoe-shaped beaches of the bay, lined with hotels and restaurants. The most immediately accessible beach is El Muelle.
Oaxaca tourist places Puerto Ángel beaches: El Muelle, Estacahuite, Panteón, Mina del Ángel, La Tijera, El Arrocito, Tembo.
13. Estacahuite Beach
It is one of the best beaches in the Puerto Ángel area that is distinguished by its always warm transparent waters.
It is of golden sand and waters of green and blue tones that is divided into 3 spaces by 2 rocky structures, which constitute picturesque distinctive features of the cove.
From the coast you will be able to observe dolphins, whales, manta rays and other species of marine fauna, which could be admired more closely by taking a boat excursion through the bay.
In the sandbank there are small hotels and restaurants where they prepare delicious food from the Oaxacan coast, based on fish and shellfish.
There are also places to rent snorkeling and diving equipment. In front of the beach there are some coral formations that you can see by snorkeling.
Playa Estacahuite has rental of beach chairs and umbrellas, lifeguard service and signaling of dangerous areas. It is a place to relax, swim, sunbathe and enjoy peacefully with the whole family.
Reach the beach by walking 20 minutes west from Puerto Angel.
14. Zipolite Beach
Zipolite is a coastal town in Oaxaca with just over 1,000 inhabitants attached to the municipality of San Pedro Pochutla and located between Mazunte and Puerto Ángel, 5.1 km east of the former and 4.4 km west of the latter.
It was a pioneer in beach nudism in Mexico and remains the most popular beach in the country and the only one “authorized” for nudism in Oaxaca.
Zipolite hosted the Latin American Naturism Meeting in January 2016, an event in which nude representatives from Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and other Latin American countries met.
The indigenous word “zipolite” means “place of the dead” and it is believed that near the main beach there was a sacred place and an Indian cemetery to which they carried corpses from long distances.
The crescent-shaped beach has fine sand and strong waves. It is almost always clear, except in high seasons when more visitors gather. The underwater current is more intense during the rainy season (June-October).
It is about 1,750 meters long and on the sand there are hotels, restaurants, bars, palapas and other tourist services.
Beaches of Oaxaca Zipolite: Zipolite Beach, Love Beach.
15. Love Beach
It is a small and almost hidden cove surrounded by cliffs and cliffs, at one end of Playa Zipolite. This little beach in its wild state is a treasure of crystal clear waters and solitude, perfect if you are looking for virgin beaches in Oaxaca.
Due to its characteristics, especially the privacy provided by the rocky structures, it was the first place in Zipolite where the most uninhibited nudists began to take off their clothes.
The sand of Playa del Amor Oaxaca is medium grain and golden in color, an intimate place 50 meters long with a gentle slope and waves that are almost always calm or moderate.
Playa del Amor is charming to live a totally wild experience in a virgin place, without kiosks, chairs, benches, palapas, umbrellas or deck chairs.
16. Bays of Huatulco
Santa María Huatulco is an Oaxacan municipality in the Coastal Region with an international airport, which mobilizes more than 800,000 passengers a year.
The air terminal serves at least 6 national destinations (Mexico City, Oaxaca, Guadalajara, Monterrey, Querétaro and Tijuana) and 11 international ones.
The main tourist attraction of Huatulco is its 9 bays with fantastic beaches with hotels, restaurants and everything you need to enjoy a vacation at sea.
The bays are Santa Cruz, Conejos, Tangolunda, Chahué, Maguey, El Órgano, Cacaluta, Chachacual and San Agustín. Apart from its beaches, it has great settings for ecotourism and adventure entertainment.
Tourist places in Oaxaca Huatulco beaches: the most frequented in Huatulco are in the Conejos, Santa Cruz, Chahué and Cacaluta bays.
Oaxaca Huatulco beaches (other places and activities of interest): Llano Grande waterfalls, Copalitilla Magical Waterfalls, Yeé Lo Beé Butterfly Garden, temazcales, horseback riding, extreme sports (mountain biking, rappelling and zip lines), square and temple of Santa Maria Huatulco.
Oaxaca Huatulco beach with greater international recognition: Playa Chahué (Bahía de Chahué).
17. Santa Cruz Bay
It is one of the 9 coves of Huatulco and one of the most exclusive destinations on the Oaxaca coast. It has 3 paradisiacal beaches (Punta Santa Cruz, Yerbabuena and La Distribución) and a pier for the docking and departure of boats, including international cruise ships.
The cove, La Delivery, receives its name and is sadly famous in Mexican history because it was the place where the insurgent and patriot, Vicente Guerrero, ate on board the ship owned by the Italian sailor, Francisco Picaluga, whom he believed to be his friend. Guerrero was imprisoned in The Delivery and shot shortly after.
Santa Cruz is the town with the largest population in the municipality of Santa María Huatulco and has 3, 4 and 5 star hotels. It also has first class tourist services.
Its beaches of fine sand and crystal clear waters are very well cared for and in the areas farthest from the sandbanks stupendous urban developments have been developed.
Santa Cruz is also one of the main centers of nightlife in Huatulco, with restaurants, cafes, nightclubs and bars.
18. Bay Rabbits
It is another of the 9 roadsteads of the Oaxacan municipality of Santa María Huatulco. It has beaches (Playa Conejos, Punta Arena and El Tejoncito) with white sand and gentle waves, perfect for families with children.
In the sandbanks there is a wide variety of entertainment such as horseback riding, underwater sports and excursions around the bay, the coves of Huatulco and along the coast of Oaxaca.
The largest beach is Punta Arena, also a nesting place for sea turtles, while El Tejoncito and Playa Conejos have clear blue waters and beautiful white sand.
Bahía Conejos is the first in Huatulco from east to west along the Acapulco – Salina Cruz highway.
On the beaches there are horseback rides, tours of the sandbanks in ATVs, surface diving, sport fishing and fauna and flora observation excursions.
In Bahía Conejos there is a camping area where you can spend a night in front of the sea, under the starry vault of Huatulco.
19. Chahue Bay
This bay of Huatulco has 3 beaches: Playa Chahué, (main), Playa Esperanza and Playa Tejón.
Chahué is one of the 5 Mexican beaches with the international certification “Blue Flag” (Blue Flag), granted by the UN Environment Program (UNEP for its acronym in English).
The other 4 are Playa Delfines (Cancún), Playa El Chileno (Cabo San Lucas), Playa El Palmar (Zihuatanejo) and Playa Nuevo Vallarta Norte (Bay of Banderas).
It has a long boardwalk perfect for a night walk, which ends in a small square with a fresh sea breeze. Access to the beach is through Chahué Boulevard, connecting with Benito Juárez Boulevard.
The tide of the beaches is variable and sometimes rises, receiving the signaling of the red flag. They are clean beaches, with beautiful transparent blue-green waters and surrounded by vegetation. They offer excellent services such as top-of-the-line restaurants.
Bahía de Chahué is 1 km from Bahía Santa Cruz and is suitable for swimming and snorkeling when the sea is calm.
20. Cacaluta Bay
Cacaluta is one of the 9 bays of Huatulco. It has two virgin beaches (Cacaluta and Arroyo) with a beautiful blue tone and white sand. It is distinguished by the peculiar heart-shaped shape of the sandbank.
This bay was one of the main locations of the famous Mexican movie “Y tu madre tú”. Through the cove there is a constant circulation of breeze that renews and refreshes the air.
There are two ways to access the Bay of Cacaluta: by boat from any of the Huatulco bays and, in general, from the Oaxacan coast. By land, traveling a dirt road walking 20 minutes.
The bay is southeast of Santa Cruz and its two beaches are next to each other, making it very easy to get from one to the other. It is part of the Huatulco National Park, a National Protected Area of 11,891 hectares, which has 54% of terrestrial spaces and 46% of marine areas.
The most common way to go to Cacaluta is by sea on tours that cover the bay and by renting boats to spend a day at the beach.
21. Chachacual Bay
Cove with virgin beaches of fine white sand that are part of the Huatulco National Park.
Chachacual Bay has two beaches (Paya Chachacual and Playa la India), both with a quiet atmosphere.
The 2 beaches are beauties with blue waters and moderate waves. Access to these virgin sandbanks is only by sea, buying a tour or renting a boat in Santa Cruz or in other coves near Huatulco.
The bay is southwest of Santa Cruz and the boat ride from there is about 10 minutes.
On the beaches of Chachacual Bay you can sunbathe, swim, relax and breathe fresh air, in a place devoid of infrastructure.
You can also walk around and observe the biodiversity. The flora species closest to the beach are mangroves, ficuses and acacias. Further away in the thicket you can see ceibo, tatanil, mulato and macuil trees.
The predominant fauna is birds such as seagulls, herons, pelicans, turtle doves, chachalacas and andapiés, and mammals such as raccoons, badgers and armadillos.
22. Maguey and El Órgano Bays
These two bays of Huatulco are so close to each other that they are often referred to as one.
The entire extension is 750 meters and in each cove there is a beach that bears the same name as the bay: Playa Maguey and Playa El Órgano, wide sandbanks with calm waters that are between green and blue, to the south of Bahía Santa Cruz.
The most common form of transportation is by sea from this coastal town, a 15-minute trip. The road by land is along the same road to Playa La Delivery (Santa Cruz Bay).
You can go on a short walk to get to know the bay or spend a longer time paying for transportation from Santa Cruz.
The main entertainment activities in Maguey and El Órgano bays are swimming, snorkeling, and flora and fauna observation.
The flora of the place is made up of mangroves, huanacaxtle, guayacanes and macuiles, among other plant species. Terrestrial fauna, by pigeons, quails, chachalacas and buzzards.
23. Chipehua Beach
Chipehua is a fishing village that despite the tourist activity has not lost its elemental spirit. In addition to its paradisiacal beaches, its golden sand dunes give it a desert, open and minimalist atmosphere.
The closest city is the port of Salina Cruz, 35 km to the northeast, a distance that can be covered in 25 minutes by Federal Highway 200. From Salina Cruz buses leave for the route to Chipehua.
The beach has warm waters and you will only hear sounds of nature. However, Chipehua is much more than swimming and sunbathing. Sandboarding is practiced in its dunes, a fun sport in which you descend through the sand on boards similar to snowboarding. There is a place to rent this equipment.
Although the waves in Chipehua are not as big as those in Zicatela and other towns in the Oaxacan Pacific, they are enough to practice safe and smooth surfing, good for beginners.
24. La Boquilla Beach
The good vibe of the Oaxacan sandbanks is enhanced at La Boquilla, a beach near Puerto Ángel with moderate waves, delicious temperatures and soft sands.
It is good for people who like to walk because after parking the car, you have to walk for a distance on a 3 km mountain path. You can also go by boat from Zipolite or Puerto Ángel.
It is a peaceful beach where you can swim, sunbathe and spend some time close to nature. In the nearby coral reefs live small fish of various colors that you will surely be able to see while snorkeling.
The waters of pleasant temperature are of a color between green and turquoise. One of the few infrastructures is an ecological hotel made up of bungalows built on the mountain facing the beach.
There is a restaurant serving Oaxacan coastal cuisine and nearby is the La Ventanilla mangrove swamp, with a rich and colorful biodiversity. Another activity on the beach is yoga.
25. El Venado Beach
Virgin beach with blue waters and golden sands in the Oaxacan municipality of San Jacinto Tlacotepec, 44 km from Puerto Escondido on Federal Highway 200, perfect for people who meditate.
The Cooperative La Encomienda operates in El Venado, an environmental center dedicated to collecting and incubating turtle eggs, then releasing the hatchlings in an attempt to recover these endangered species, on the coast of Oaxaca.
After resting, reading, sunbathing, swimming and enjoying the flavors and aromas of the sea at Playa El Venado, you can talk with the representatives of the turtle camp to find out about the work they do and give them a small contribution.
In El Venado you can also hike, surf, dive and snorkel, in a small paradise in Oaxaca that you will surely have almost to yourself.
26. Crab Beach
The name of this sandbank is due to the many crabs that are on the beach and in the nearby lagoon. It is located in the Oaxacan municipality of Santo Domingo Tehuantepec, very close to the city of Salina Cruz.
The main crab at Playa Cangrejo is the mazunte or moro, although they are no longer seen in the large quantities they used to be.
It is estimated that the population of these huge blue crabs has decreased by ¾ on the beaches of Oaxaca, mainly due to indiscriminate capture and damage to their habitats.
Playa Cangrejo has blue waters and its waves are between average and intense. It is a semi-virgin beach with few residents who are in charge of fishing and serving tourists.
One of the favorite activities in the sandbank is horseback riding since the locals rent the horses.
27. Pantheon Beach
Beach with clear waters and medium-grain sand with a yellow tone. In its corners and on a small islet a short distance away, marine fauna throbs, which you can admire wearing your snorkeling and diving equipment or renting it on the sand.
The boatmen of Playa Panteón will always be able to take you out to sea on sport fishing excursions and observation of marine flora and fauna.
The cetacean migration season is between the end of November and March. If you go during those months, you will surely be able to admire some humpback and orca whales, taking with you an indelible memory of your vacation on the Oaxaca coast.
Playa Panteón has a length of about 200 meters with a sandbank 25 meters wide. It has a gentle slope, moderate waves and crystal clear blue-green waters.
It is located to the west a short distance from Puerto Ángel. It gets its name from the nearby cemetery.
28. Scissor Beach
Considered the best place near Puerto Ángel to dive and snorkel. The best way to go is by boat, which departs from Playa Panteón.
By land it is almost 10 km from Puerto Ángel and to get there you have to go in the direction of Pochutla to the town of Colorado. At the end of this town, take a 1,300 meter paved road that leads to the community of El Vigía. From there you have to travel 8.2 km along a path surrounded by virgin nature, which reaches the small parking lot of the beach.
The final road is a dirt road and is normally paved after the rainy season, which runs from June to October on the Oaxaca coast. It is best to take off-road vehicles.
The beach is virgin, small and with a spectacular marine fauna, one of the richest and most colorful on the Oaxaca coast. Do not forget to bring your food and hydration because in Playa La Tijera there is nowhere to buy.
What beaches are there in Oaxaca?
On the coast of Oaxaca you will find the beach of your choice because there are for all tastes.
If you prefer lively sandbanks, on the main beach of Puerto Escondido, in front of El Adoquín, you will have what you are looking for.
If surfing is your thing, the best beach in Oaxaca and one of the best in Mexico is Zicatela.
If you want the best beach for snorkeling, your destination should be Playa la Tijera and if you want beaches with calm waves to go with your family, there are several with these characteristics in the bays of Huatulco.
What beaches are there in Puerto Escondido?
In Puerto Escondido and its surroundings there are great beaches with good services.
Zicatela is a surfer’s paradise; Carrizalillo has calm waters and Chacahua is in a national park with beautiful lagoons.
Other beaches in this sector of Oaxaca are Puerto Angelito, Marinero, Manzanillo, Cacalotepec, Bacocho and Puerto Piedra.
How many beaches are there in Huatulco?
Huatulco is a municipality in Oaxaca with 9 bays where there are 36 beaches, among which are Playa Chahué, Playa Conejos, La Distribución, Yerbabuena, Playa Maguey, Playa El Órgano, Cacaluta and Paya Chachacual.
What is the best beach in Huatulco?
Chahué Beach, in Chahué Bay, in Huatulco, is the only beach in Oaxaca that has obtained the Blue Flag granted by the UN environmental organization, a certification that only 5 beaches in Mexico have achieved.
Places to visit in Oaxaca beaches
Other beaches on the Oaxacan coast that are equally beautiful to visit are Yerbabuena and Playa Escondida.
Playa Yerbabuena Oaxaca is located in Bahía Santa Cruz (Huatulco) and is a place to be in peace and in contact with nature.
Playa Escondida Oaxaca is another coastal Eden located on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. Access is somewhat difficult, but the beach is beautiful and good for fishing.
How long does it take from downtown Oaxaca to Puerto Escondido?
The city of Oaxaca de Juárez, state capital, is located in the Central Valleys region of the state of Oaxaca, 257 km north of the coastal city of Puerto Escondido.
The road between the two cities is Federal Highway 131 and the travel time is 5 hours and 15 minutes.
Map of the beaches of Oaxaca
What are the most beautiful beaches in Oaxaca?
Playa Zicatela is beautiful with the natural setting of its rock formations and coconut palms.
Playa Chacahua has an incomparable environment of wild beauty and the virginity of Playa El Venado gives it a natural charm.
When it comes to underwater beauty, Playa La Tijera and Playa Panteón are in the forefront.
What are the best beaches in Oaxaca at night?
Zicatela is frequented by young surfers who, in addition to the waves of the sea, enjoy the most intense nightlife in Oaxaca.
In the El Adoquín walkway you have fun places in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. The nocturnal bioluminescence in the Chacahua lagoons is a beautiful natural spectacle.
What are the cheapest and most beautiful beaches in Oaxaca?
The beaches of the bays of Huatulco are beautiful and have accommodations and restaurants for all budgets.
Puerto Escondido is the most populated area on the Oaxaca coast and excellent vacation deals are often found. In general, the Mexican Pacific coast has a lower level of tourist prices compared to the Caribbean coast.
Beaches for camping in Oaxaca
In Oaxaca there are several appropriate beaches to pitch the tent and enjoy the shelter of the sky and the stars.
Camping and Cabañas Marinero, in Puerto Escondido, have camping areas and small cabins in front of the beach with bathrooms and showers.
In La Ventanilla, near Playa La Boquilla, there is a campsite where you can take your tent or rent one; some with capacity for 5 people.
Places to visit in Oaxaca beaches
Other magnificent beaches in Oaxaca are San Agustín de las Flores and Playa Ventura. The first is a virgin beach with difficult access surrounded by banana and mango plantations. There are no hotels, but there are street food and drink vendors.
Playa Ventura is in Huatulco and has clear waters. It is attended by simple and hospitable people who offer fresh fish and shellfish at good prices.
Virgin beaches in Oaxaca
Among the virgin beaches of Oaxaca, La Tijera and El Venado stand out. Other totally natural beaches on the Oaxacan coast are Chachacual, La India, Cacaluta and Arroyo, in the Huatulco National Park.
Beaches near Oaxaca
The state of Oaxaca borders Chiapas to the east and Guerrero to the west. In both Mexican federal entities facing the Pacific there are great beaches.
The distances by road between the city of Oaxaca de Juárez and the main Oaxacan beach towns are as follows:
Puerto Ángel (234 km), Huatulco (235 km), Puerto Escondido (257 km), Zipolite (259 km) and Mazunte (263 km).
Therefore, the closest beaches to the capital of Oaxaca are those located in the area of Puerto Ángel and in the bays of Huatulco.
Closest beach to Oaxaca
Playa Puerto Ángel (El Muelle) and others belonging to or close to this town such as Playa Panteón, Playa Estacahuite and Playa Tijera, are among the closest to the capital of Oaxaca.
Likewise, the beaches located in Bahía Santa Cruz, Bahía Conejos and other inlets of Huatulco, are among the closest to Oaxaca de Juárez.
The beaches of Oaxaca are beautiful and rich in biodiversity and entertainment activities, well worth visiting at least once in your life. I leave you that invitation then.
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