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Playa Manzanillo

Playa Manzanillo is located west of the lighthouse in Puerto Escondido. Of Puerto Escondido’s seven beaches, Playa Manzanillo, is one of the safest for swimming. It’s also one of the best for snorkeling as it offers a nice sandy ocean floor with calm, clear waters.   To get to Playa Manzanillo, head west from the lighthouse […]

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La Punta

The point or La Punta is located in the southernmost section of Playa Zicatela at the southern end of the beach.  The rocky outcrop, also referred to as The Point features a lighthouse and a number of homes spread across a wide area.   Favored by surfers from all over the world, this great beach offers […]

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Playa Carrizalillo

Playa Carrizalillo is without a doubt one of the most beautiful beaches in Puerto Escondido. Located west of Zicatela, this small 300 meter bay is accessed by a newly built stone staircase. Although it is a bit of a slope and walk to get to, Playa Carrizalillo truly does not disappoint those seeking a peaceful, relaxing day at […]

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Playa Marinero

  Playa Marinero is located between Playa Principal and Playa Zicatela in the surfing community of Puerto Escondido.   This 200-meter long beach is the perfect spot for swimming and beginner surfers.  During the day take in a surf lesson, enjoy a swim or simply relax on the beach while you listen to the waves […]

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Bahia Cacaluta

Bahia Cacaluta is located southwest of the main beach of the bay of Santa Cruz and received its name from the Zapotec word meaning “black bird”, cacalote, the name for a variety of crows or ravens.  This bay is the perfect setting for relaxing and enjoying the beauty of its flora and fauna.  It has been said […]

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Playa Mermejita

Playa Mermejita is a small beach area in the central part of the Oaxaca coast, west of San Agustinillo and Mazunte. It is borderedon its’ east side by Punta Cometa, the southern most point in theMexican state of Oaxaca, and on its west side by Ventanilla, a distinguished looking rock formation with a “ventana” or window in […]

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Origin of the word 'Gringo'

Origin of the Term ‘Gringo’

It does not come from soldiers signing ‘Green Grow the Rushes O’ during the Mexican-American War (1846-48), or from Panamanians urging our soldiers in green uniforms to go home during the canal uprisings, in 1903 when the US established the exclusive Canal Zone or in 1964 when the Panamanians demanded that their flag be flown […]

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