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About Puerto Escondido

Puerto Escondido (English: "Hidden Port") is a small port and tourist center in the municipality of San Pedro Mixtepec Distrito 22 in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. Prior to the 1930s, there was no town. The bay had been used as a port intermittently to ship coffee, but there was no permanent settlement due to the lack of potable water. The name "Puerto Escondido" had roots in the legend of a woman who escaped her captors and hid here. The Nahuatl word for this area was Zicatela, meaning “place of large thorns". Today, it refers to the area's most famous beach.

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There are 49+ hotels available in Puerto Escondido. Prices start at $2000 MXN per night.

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It is currently 6:48 AM in Puerto Escondido. Puerto Escondido uses Central Standard Time (Mexico) and also supports Central Daylight Time (Mexico).