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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.

The Coastal Path

Puerto Escondido, Mexico

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The main attractions of Puerto Escondido are its beaches, which have become internationally known. The area also is attractive to scuba divers because of the variety of fish, large oysters, lobsters and manta rays.

There is a Coastal Path one is able to walk along the Pacific Coast giving excellent views.

We hiked this beautiful path years ago and thought it would be fun to do it again.

Map of the Coastal Path, Puerto Escondido, Mexico

Map showing the coastal path

This stone walkway, locally known as Andador Escénico, used to go from the red arrow on the right, all the way to the last arrow on the left before Puerto Angelito.

But a bridge has been washed out.

You can see where the bridge was if you look closely at about 7 o'clock on the above map. It is just below what is marked as Casa Sheila. This older map shows the bridge still being there, but it isn't.

Crate of fish, Puerto Escondido, Mexico

Red Snapper fills a crate





In order to get to the trail head, Billy and his friend had to walk through the fishermen who were unloading their morning catch.

Here is a crate filled with fresh Red Snapper.

Large box of fresh tuna, Puerto Escondido, Mexico


It was a good catch today, and this pickup is filled with tuna.

Walk along Playa Principal and when you get to the boat ramp take the lower path to begin this journey.

Part of the beautiful coastal path, Puerto Escondido, Mexico

The stone pathway

This photo gives you a good view of the well-constructed stone path along the coast.

Boulders on the coastal path, Puerto Escondido, Mexico

Rugged Pacific Coast

This shot shows you the rugged beauty of the Pacific Coast.

Waves are crashing along the rocks below.

Coastal Path, Puerto Escondido, Mexico

The path continues

Billy hiked during a lower tide so that the odds of success were higher. You can see the water line below the path.

Looking from coastal path back to where boats are moored, Puerto Escondido, Mexico

Looking back at where the boats are moored

At every turn, the path showed Nature's beauty.

Steps on the coastal path, Puerto Escondido, Mexico

Sturdy concrete pathway

The pathway is built for people to have a stable and enjoyable meandering along the Ocean.

At this point in the walk, Billy and his friend are still dry, but the waves are crashing against the rocks.

Sea crashing on rocks, coastal path, Puerto Escondido, Mexico

Playa Principal in the distance





If you look closely at the center of this photo, you can see a fisherman on the point.

With the waves crashing against the rocks, and the waves pounding the shore, the water is well aerated.

Fish love that!

Cactus growing in the rocks, Coastal Path, Puerto Escondido, Mexico

The walkway along the rocky coast

Here you see some cacti growing in the small rocky crevices in this section of the path.

Actually, this doesn't look a whole lot different than the terrain we have seen in Arizona.

Waves are breaking on coastal path, Puerto Escondido, Mexico

Waves are now blasting their way across the path

By now, the tide is rising enough so that the walkway is drenched. Waves are breaking and spraying and Billy and his friend are getting wet from the splashing.

To continue coastal path, must climb these rocks, Puerto Escondido, Mexico

The end of the walk for today

Billy's travel buddy and hiking expert, Ron, is saying it's time to abort this hike.

The path had been washed out and they would have had to climb over these boulders to continue.

With the sea crashing below this was not an advisable option.

Playa Manzanillo, Puerto Escondido, Mexico

Tranquil Playa Manzanillo

Playa Manzanillo is where the hike would have finished. But  since part of the path had been washed out, Billy and Ron took a  taxi the next day to spend some time here.

This is a sweet little beach with calm crystal clear waters lapping the shore.

To the left, out of the photo is Puerto Angelito, another sweet beach worth visiting.

Even though part of the walking trail isn't available anymore, it's still worth taking some time to meander along and see the sensational views it offers.


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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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