Surroundings of Puerto Escondido
On the outskirts of Puerto Escondido there is also a variety of places to visit very interesting and unique beauty to complement the tour of the area where ecology and conservation of the environment are present at all times.
Only 15 minutes from Puerto Escondido, Lake Manialtepec is a place of exceptional beauty, surrounded by lush mangrove. Its name derives from the Nahuatl words manine (animal that crawls) and tepetl (place) which is interpreted as "place of lizards." In Manialtepec offered boat rides to tourists, whose main attraction is the observation of flora and fauna. The mangroves are home to waterfowl and songbirds, as well as iguanas.
Lagunas de Chacahua
The Lagunas de Chacahua National Park is a beautiful nature reserve which hosts a variety of flora and fauna. The tour starts off Puerto Escondido or Huatulco to Chacahua lagoon. Upon reaching Chacahua visitors can take a tour by boat, sailing between islands covered with mangrove habitat for water birds such as roseate spoonbills, storks, ducks and various herons needle. Along the way makes a stop at two beaches where they meet the gaps and the sea, in addition, visitors can see the breeding of crocodiles, visit the fishing village and then enjoy a variety of seafood.
Puerto Angel, Zipolite and Mazunte
The area offers diverse natural beauty and beaches: Main Beach or Pier, Beach Cemetery, Beach Estacahuite, Nozzle beach, Playa la Mina, Lover's Beach, Mazunte and Zipolite. The latter perhaps one of the most familiar to tourists who enjoy nude sunbathing. So it is bound to know the Mexican Turtle Center, natural cosmetics factory and the main beach of Puerto Angel with traditional boats and savor the delicious toasts of pickled fish. There are a variety of hotels, spas and cabins to suit all tastes and budgets, as well as pizza parlors, and all kinds of restaurants and international cuisine.
Santa Catarina Juquila
The town of Santa Catarina Juquila is known for the Santuario (Sanctuary) de Juquila, which houses a 30 cm statue of the Virgin Mary, which has been venerated since the 16th century. In 1633, it survived, completely intact, a fire that destroyed the village in which it was originally located. At the beginning of the 18th century, it was moved to its current location where the sanctuary was built for it. Thousands visit this Virgin from across the state of Oaxaca, other parts of Mexico and abroad.