Beaches of the Oaxaca Coast

Beaches of Huatulco

You will be spoiled with an abundance of things to do and see along the Oaxaca coast

There are so many beaches to explore, each with it’s own personality and charm. From Huatulco to Puerto Escondido, be amazed at the fascinating eco-tourism, beautiful landscape, delicious and fresh seafood, and warm Mexican culture the Oaxaca coast has to offer.

We have defined beaches into 2 groups, those in the Bahias de Huatulco and those not (which isn’t to say those that are not in the Huatulco area are not simply stunning as well, because they are).

Beaches of Bahias de Huatulco

Huatulco, Mexico consists of 9 bays and 36 beaches, all with a different personality and charm.

Huatulco Beaches

Beaches of Puerto Angel

Head south of Huatulco along the coast where you will be further amazed by the beautiful beaches the Oaxaca coast has to offer. Offering their individual take on the coast’s attractions, each beach provides something different. Long golden sand beaches, lagoons full of wildlife, dolphin and whale watching tours, diving, snorkeling, surfing and sport fishing. These are some of the things you get to experience in this perfect paradise.

Playa Mermejita is a small beach area west in the central part of the Oaxaca coast, west of San Agustinillo and Mazunte. It is bordered on its’ east side by Punta Cometa, the southern most point in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, and on its west end by Punta Ventanilla,  a distinguished looking rock formation with a “ventana” or window in it which can be observed from several miles distance. Aside from its isolation, Playa Mermejita is popular for viewing sunsets over the ocean, a must do during your visit to the area.

Puerto Angel Beaches

Beaches of Puerto Escondido

Further south and nestled between the end of the Sierra Madre del Sur mountains and Pacific Ocean is the coastal resort of Puerto Escondido. This laid back hippie town is considered one of the most important tourist attractions on the Oaxaca coast. It is loved by travelers, expats and surfers and is a popular investment and retirement location for Canadians and Americans. Puerto Escondido is home to the Mexican Pipeline, making it a world class surfing destination.

Puerto Escondido Beaches