Located on Oaxaca state's Pacific coast, Puerto Escondido sits on a picturesque beach 163 miles south of the state capital. Due to its legendary surf break known as the Mexican Pipeline, the "Hidden Port" is a world-renowned surfing destination that hosts international competitions every year. While maintaining its fishing village charm, the town has developed a diverse range of hospitality offerings. Meeting venues in Puerto Escondido include boutique hotels, delicious restaurants and plenty of activities to keep groups busy. Beautiful natural surroundings, a relaxed vibe and near-perfect weather make it ideal for group retreats, activity-filled events and romantic weddings.
Aeromar offers several national flights to Puerto Escondido International Airport (PXM), located just a few miles west of the city. Nearly an hour-drive away from Puerto Escondido is Huatulco International Airport (HUX), which offers direct flights to international destinations such as Chicago, Denver, Houston, Milwaukee and 7 Canadian destinations. The destination is a six-hour bus ride away from Oaxaca city on Highway 175, and some 12 hours from Mexico City, via Acapulco. The bus station is located just minutes from the beach, and is served by major bus companies such as OCC, Estrella Blanca, Turibus and Sur.
Hotel venues in Puerto Escondido comprise 36 hotels, which account for 1,231 rooms suitable for groups and events. The Posada Real Puerto Escondido is a full-service resort hotel that offers 100 rooms located on an exclusive beachfront property. The Hotel has several restaurants and bars, a beach club with 1,500 feet of private beach access, two pools, tennis and volleyball courts, a soccer field and a putting green. Event amenities include banquet facilities, exhibition space and several gardens; the hotel specializes in weddings. The Hotel Suites Villa Sol offers 86 guest rooms, as well as two conference rooms, two meeting rooms and a beach club. The largest conference room can host up to 250 people and the overall event space measures roughly 60,000 square feet.
For thrill seekers, sea kayaking trips and snorkeling or diving excursions are available. Surfing is a popular activity here; classes and board rental shops are plentiful. However, Puerto Escondido also offers several beaches on which to relax, as well as a variety of eco-tourism and adventure activities. Group tours can set out to sea on "lanchas" (open, outboard boats) to check out local fauna, such as dolphins and sea turtles. The destination also offers great opportunities for sport fishing aficionados.
Event venues include the Finca las Nieves, a coffee plantation in the luxuriant hills near San Juan Lachao, 42 miles north of Puerto Escondido. There, visitors can bike, hike, bird-watch, and learn about coffee growing and the local ecosystems. Finca las Nieves has jungle bungalows for overnight guests. Two nearby lagoons, the Manialtepec Lagoon and the Chacahua Lagoon, are home to mangroves as well as a considerable variety of local flora and fauna.