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Playa Agua Blanca

by Brent May

Playa Agua Blanca


A more recently discovered beach, Playa Agua Blanca is now an ecotourism destination, a great seafood destination and a truly lovely beach to spend the day. A 30-minute drive from Puerto Escondido, Playa Agua Blanca is a family spot, with soft, fine sand and a mostly flat beach. You can take off walking in either direction until you get your fill. Several rocky sections can be found along the beach. Because of the rocks close to the sandy shore, the waves break creating natural pools which is ideal for the kids to swim in or just to have a nice soak.

The water is warm, and if you stay all day, you can see the sun go down on the horizon.

Playa Agua BlancaAgua Blanca is popular for family outings on Sundays. People come just for the seafood, which means it is well worth the trip. Palapas dot the beach. You’ll find traditional fare with fish, shrimp and lobster. Nearby, the local fishermen fish yellowtail amberjack tuna, oysters and lobster. Locals also protect olive ridley and leatherback sea turtle eggs.

You can reach Agua Blanca by a dirt road that exits Highway 200 at km 171 between Puerto Escondido and Pochutla.

For those seeking a bit of adventure, snorkeling and diving are popular activities in the clear waters, offering glimpses of vibrant marine life and colorful coral reefs.

Nature lovers will appreciate the surrounding scenery, with lush vegetation and rugged cliffs framing the picturesque beach, providing ample opportunities for birdwatching and hiking.

Visitors can also explore nearby attractions, such as the stunning waterfalls of Hierve el Agua or the vibrant local markets in Puerto Escondido, adding to the allure of a day trip to Playa Agua Blanca.

If you’re looking to unwind after a day of exploration, there are rustic beachfront accommodations available for those wishing to extend their stay and immerse themselves fully in the tranquility of this hidden gem.

With its serene atmosphere, delicious cuisine, and natural beauty, Playa Agua Blanca promises an unforgettable experience for travelers seeking a peaceful retreat away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

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