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In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age of 38. Now, into their 4th decade of this financially independent lifestyle, they invite you to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.

Hotel Las Olas

Puerto Escondido, Mexico

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We have visited Zicatela Beach in Puerto Escondido many times. However, it had been a while and it was time to go again.

Billy and a friend took a flight from Guadalajara to Puerto Escondido for 3200 Pesos round trip. Arriving at the airport, it was a 280 Peso taxi ride17 minutes to get to Hotel Las Olas on one of Mexico's International Surfing Beaches, Playa Zicatela.

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Sign in front of Hotel Las Olas, Zicatela Beach, Mexico

Sign posted on the outside of Hotel Las Olas

Reservations had already been made for the two of them for 850 pesos per night.

Now it was just a matter of checking  in, and getting to the beach for some lunch and a swim.

Pricing of Hotel Las Olas, Zicatela Beach, Mexico

Pricing for rooms and apartments per night

Someone with a sense of humor erased the extra zeros off the pricing on the sign above.

An air-conditioned room for two people is 800Pesos (about $40USD), and an apartment runs 1,000Pesos (about $50USD) a night.

Common area at Hotel Las Olas, Zicatela Beach, Mexico

Common area on the ground floor





On the ground floor a shaded area is shared. The pool is just a stone's throw away, and perhaps one might want to sit here and dry off, or have a beer or a snack.

Wifi is available here in case you want to catch up on business, email, or make a VOIP phone call.

View of the pool from common area, Hotel Las Olas, Zicatela Beach, Mexico

View of the pool from common area

Here you see the refreshing pool is not far from this shaded space.

The check-in office is down the little hallway on the left. The owner's home is the two story building on the right.

Access to the beach is just across the street.

Looking up the hill at Hotel Las Olas, Zicatela Beach, Mexico

The view up the hill

Hotel Las Olas offers rooms and apartments for rent. You can see them here.

Clean white curtains are knotted to keep your ocean view, but are readily available to block the sun on the hot afternoons.

Refreshing pool at Hotel Las Olas, Zicatela, Mexico

Sparkling clean pool

Every afternoon Billy and his friend utilized this refreshing pool to get the sea salt off and to cool down. Temperatures, even in December, were in the high 80s (Fahrenheit), and this daily swim was a requirement!

Then on to the air-conditioned room for a restorative nap.

What a life!

View from the 2nd floor of Hotel Las Olas, Zicatela Beach, Mexico

Another shared area





On the second floor you have this direct view of the walking path to the sea.

Playa Zicatela - the International Surfers Destination - is right here.

Restaurants line the beach and both sides of the street.

The ocean path, Zicatela Beach, Mexico

A closer look of this view

Here you see a closer look of this enticing view.

C'mon down!

The popular swimming beach is Playa Principal, to the right of this view. There are many restaurants to choose from with international food choices. There is a working ATM, but we suggest you bring enough cash to last you for your trip. There are banks and other ATMs up the hill in the center of Puerto Escondido in case you have need of them.

Hotel Las Olas is a good value and has a great location. Very clean.



Hotel Las Olas

Calle del Morro s / n, Playa Zicatela, 71986 Puerto Escondido,


Tele: Tel. 01 (954) 582-0919, +52 (954) 582-0919


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Billy and Akaisha Kaderli are recognized retirement experts and internationally published authors on topics of finance, medical tourism and world travel. With the wealth of information they share on their award winning website, they have been helping people achieve their own retirement dreams since 1991. They wrote the popular books, The Adventurer’s Guide to Early Retirement and Your Retirement Dream IS Possible available on their website bookstore or on

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