On the Oaxacan coast in the south west of the country, surfers, budget travellers , ,gap year kids and alternative lifestyles flock to La Punta to clap the sunset as the sun goes down in the Pacific
The beach here at Puerto Escondido is two miles long and it’s an hours walk from one end to the other – and then back again.
Cool bars like Lyche serving cocktails and Thai food with a Mexican twist.
These beach towns grew up around fishing villages and surfers’ discovery of the waves here . A shanty like service town enveloped , along with lots of building and cheaper developments and travellers hangouts.
In late dry season it can get dirty, dusty and even a touch too hot here in a post Covid world but the beaches and waves are as spectacular as ever.
Further south, visit the small beach towns of Mizunte and Zipolite – quieter , more earthy and cheaper versions of La Punta in Puerto Escondido. Life here is firmly footed in the sand .Beach shacks prediminate in these self described “pueblo magicos “which exude a mellow, hippie vibe