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Puerto Escondido’s Fiestas de Noviembre: A Month of Food, Music and Surf

by Erin May


Nestled on the Oaxaca coast, Puerto Escondido is renowned for its vibrant and laid-back atmosphere throughout the year. During the month of November, Puerto brims with excitement, offering an exciting array of events and celebrations that capture the essence of this coastal paradise. From November 3rd to the 30th, Puerto Escondido hosts the Fiestas de Noviembre, a month-long extravaganza that celebrates the town’s rich culture and adventurous spirit.


A Diverse Program of Events

Residents and visitors alike enjoy the Fiestas de Noviembre. The program is diverse, catering to a wide range of interests. From culinary delights to thrilling surf tournaments, fishing competitions, motocross action, dance festivals, and concerts, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.


The Gastronomy Show: A Feast for the Palate

One of the main attractions during the Fiestas de Noviembre is the Ninth Gastronomic Show. This culinary showcase spotlights the tempting variety of local specialties, including mouthwatering regional dishes like mole and ceviche. Crafted from fresh, locally sourced ingredients, these dishes offer a delightful journey through the rich and diverse flavors of the area. The event, scheduled for Sunday, November 10th at 2 PM in Playa Manzanillo, beckons food enthusiasts to savor the heart of Puerto Escondido through its amazing cuisine.


Riding the Waves: International Surfing Tournament

November is prime time for surfers in Puerto Escondido. The International Surfing Tournament, hosted on the renowned waves of Playa Zicatela, attracts world-class surfers from around the globe. Puerto’s surf scene is known for its ideal combination of larger and smaller waves during this season, making it a fantastic time for surfers of all levels. Playa Zicatela is often referred to as the “Mexican Pipeline” for its ability to produce colossal waves, drawing top surfers to its shores.

The highly anticipated International Surfing Tournament, beginning at 7AM on November 24th, is a thrilling showcase of world-class surfing talent. Participants and spectators alike can enjoy themselves in the exhilarating world of wave riding while soaking in the breathtaking coastal setting.


Guelaguetza del Mar: A Cultural Extravaganza

The Guelaguetza del Mar, a traditional dance celebration, kicks off with a colorful ceremony on November 3rd, featuring the participation of 21 delegations. The festivities continue with music and dance, filling the Municipal Agency of Puerto Escondido on November 4th and Zicatela Beach on November 5th at 6PM. This colorful event encapsulates the heart and soul of Oaxacan culture, offering a delightful experience for locals and visitors alike.


Stay Updated

As the Fiestas de Noviembre unfold, always check local flyers and event pages for the latest updates and event times. Puerto Escondido’s November festivities promise a cultural and adventurous journey you won’t want to miss.

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