June 11 - 25, 2023

Puerto Escondido, Mexico

A magical Mexican surfing oasis that has the buzz of a coastal hotspot and charm of a small, artistic village.


The Town of
Puerto Escondido

A chill Mexican beach town that shines at night

Puerto Escondido is the quintessential Mexican beach village — like Tulum before it got too crowded. It’s hard to have a bad day here with the sun on your skin and rustic beach clubs offering 10/10 cocktails for ridiculously reasonable prices. And at night, there’s a vibey strip of delicious street food, trendy restaurants and aesthetic bars for the hungry and the party-seeking. 

But what really makes this place so special, so unique, is the proud Oaxacan culture that you feel, taste, experience at every turn — from the local mezcalerias to the mesmerizing modern art and design at Casa Wabi that will blow. your. mind. 

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Hit two distinctive Oaxacan hotspots in two very unique settings: one gritty, urban city, and one dreamy beach village — both iconic in the Oaxaca region for their own reasons. Learn more about our trip to Oaxaca here

HP Puerto Escondido Housing
HP Puerto Escondido Housing
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Puerto Escondido

Central, charming & comfortable

Our intimate group will stay across two spacious villas, a 5-min walk apart, right in the heart of Zicatela — the “cool” part of town. The large properties are fully equipped with kitchens, gorgeous pools, and PLENTY of chill areas if you’re in need of some solo time, including sunrooms, terraces, reading nooks and gardens. Each private room/studio comes ensuite, with a fan and AC (a luxury in this part of the world). 

Puerto Escondido Coworking

Work with a view

Rise and grind! We’ll be working from Coworking Oficina del Puerto, with beach views and the strongest wifi on the map, powered by Starlink. Clean, cute, tons of natural lightand just a quick scoot/15 min walk from our villas. 

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Puerto Escondido Highlights

Just a few reasons you'll fall for this destination​


Swim in the Stars

Do you believe in magic? A short distance from Puerto Escondido is the Manialtepec Lagoon, full of bioluminescent plankton that glows in the dark. We also happen to be in Puerto Escondido during the New Moon, which offers best visibility. Day visits give you the chance to see exotic birds and the incredible biodiversity that happens when three ecosystems meet in one place!


Baby Turtle Release

Local organisations in Mexico have made it their mission to nurse turtle eggs and ensure that the little ones have a safe start in life. For a fee, visitors can help with the daily release of the newly hatched babies. We’ll surely suppress a tear when our small swimmer makes its way towards the sunset.


Surfing & Snorkelling

While the renowned swells of Playa Zicatela are a mecca for experienced surfers, other beaches offer beginner surfers mellower waves. Water is the element of this trip! Snorkel your heart out in crystal clear waters along the coast. While floating among turtles, fish, and reefs it's easy to forget about the world above sea level.


The Beauty of Imperfection

Casa Wabi (a play on the Japanese concept of wabi sabi), a non-profit foundation, fosters the exchange of ideas between artists and the surrounding local communities, with the aim of forging social development. Their modern, some might say eccentric, exhibitions with the backdrop of untouched nature, are a metaphor for embracing differences.


Atotonilco Hot Springs

Within Mexico’s tropical rainforest we find a cluster of natural steaming hot baths that are said to remedy muscle aches and stress. Who doesn’t love a Spa day? What really makes the visit unforgettable is getting there on horseback, crossing rivers and taking in the scenery of the jungle.


Culinary extravaganza

One thing is for sure, this ain’t your average Mexican food. From street tacos to ultra-fresh seafood, Puerto Escondido offers complexity and diversity. Tortillas hand-pressed just a few minutes before it hits your mouth, chapulines or "string" cheese — this is your moment. We’ll be putting the town's ever evolving food scene to the test.



PAcked Program



Skill shares & reciprocity rings


Monday LUNCH

Local Sim with data

Puerto Escondido Pricing

Immerse yourself


For the 2 weeks

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