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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.

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Route from GDL to Puerto Escondido

Location of Puerto Escondido from Guadalajara Airport

Puerto Escondido is located in the State of Oaxaca. It's known for its beautiful beaches, including the internationally famous surfer beach, Zicatela. It's a short 1.5 hour flight  from GDL airport and is a great place to visit, when the chill hits Chapala in winter. Enjoy our pictorials, stories and videos below.

A late afternoon view of Zicatela beach from the lookout point, Puerto Escondido, Mexico Where Life Is a Breeze Puerto Escondido, Mexico

A late afternoon view of Zicatela beach from the lookout point. Although the surfers are not currently out, this is where the action is. Of course it depends on which kind of 'action' one is looking for. Up at the farthest beach point in the photo towards Huatulco is a nude beach.

Mosaic tiled table and chairs beckon for customers to come, Puerto Escondido, Mexico A Great Place to Chill, Puerto Escondido, Mexico

Mosaic tiled table and chairs beckon for customers to come in to this little seaside bistro. Development has been explosive since we were here a year ago, and artistically expressive cafes, restaurants and shops now line a newly finished main road which is done in attractively designed pavers.




Entering the beach area of Puerto Escondido, view from plane Puerto Escondido Revisited

We had a choice of taking a twisting and turning 7 to 12 hour winding mountainous road trip on a bus or shuttle as we had done a couple of years ago, or, as someone recommended, take a more-or-less private flight from the city to one of our favorite beach towns, Puerto Escondido. We took the flight.

The ocean path, Zicatela Beach, Mexico Hotel Las Olas Puerto Escondido, Mexico

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



Route from GDL to Puerto Escondido Ten Days in Puerto Escondido - Puerto Escondido 2021

Puerto Escondido, in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, is an enticing location for beach goers. There's an International Surfer attraction at Zicatela Beach, lots of hotels, and restaurants with a wide variety of cuisines from which to choose.

Rib eye steak, Argentino's Grill, Puerto Escondido, Mexico Argentinos Steak House and Lobster Grill Puerto Escondido, Mexico

We have eaten at Argentine and Uruguayan grills before and have been quite impressed with the quality of the food, flavor of the entrees and the service of the waitstaff. When Billy found this Argentine Steak House and Lobster Grill a few blocks from his hotel in Puerto Escondido, he made plans to go there for a special lunch.

Beautiful view of the sea from Chula Restaurant, Zicatela, Puerto Escondido, Mexico Chula Restaurant Playa Zicatela Puerto Escondido, Mexico

Being foodies, one of the pleasures of travel for us is to try out different restaurants. We are always looking for something unusual, with a different presentation or sauce. Billy thought Chula Restaurant was a real find. Serving Mediterranean food and Spanish tapas, Billy ate there several times.

Steps on the coastal path, Puerto Escondido, Mexico

The Coastal Path Puerto Escondido, Mexico

The main attractions of Puerto Escondido are its beaches, which have become internationally known. 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.

Seafood Pasta, Terraza Zicatela, Puerto Escondido, Mexico

Terraza Zicatela - Playa Zicatela, Puerto Escondido, Mexico  

The food selections at restaurants on Zicatela Beach are more unique and creative than those on the larger, family-style beach of Playa Principal. If you are looking for something uncommon to make a food memory, check out the restaurant selections on this side of Puerto Escondido.


Girl on her surfboard, Playa Manzanillo, Puerto Escondido, Mexico

Playa Manzanillo - Puerto Escondido, Mexico

There are several including Zicatela, an international surfing destination, Playa Principal a family oriented swimming beach, Puerto Angelito and this sweet little beach, Playa Manzanillo. To arrive at this beautiful, placid beach, you must now take a taxi. Or enter there by boat, of course.




Zicatela Beach in Puerto Escondido, Mexico Zicatela Beach in Puerto Escondido, Mexico

Billy's in Puerto Escondido! Southern Mexico on the Pacific Coast is a surfer's beach called Zicatela. FUN place with BIG waves! Check it out.

Surfers on Zicatela Beach in Puerto Escondido, Mexico

Surfers on Zicatela Beach in Puerto Escondido, Mexico 

Billy is on a beach in Mexico's state of Oaxaca, called Zicatela. It's located in Puerto Escondido and is another international surfer destination. Here you see wave after wave and happy surfers on this VERY LARGE beach!


Playa Principal in Puerto Escondido, Mexico


Playa Principal in Puerto Escondido, Mexico

Billy shows you the main swimming beach in Puerto Escondido, named Playa Principal. It's much safer than Zicatela beach, which is an international surfing location. See the stately rock formations on the shore.




Puerto Escondido, Mexico VIDEO - Puerto Escondido, Mexico, Where Life's a Beach

Hear the pound of the surf and see one of the world's best surfer paradises. It's like you are here in person!

Coconut Shrimp on Puerto Escondido Beach, Mexico Coconut Shrimp on Puerto Escondido Beach, Mexico

Billy shows you an active beach, Puerto Principal, in Puerto Escondido, Mexico. He orders a meal of coconut shrimp, and while waiting, you get to see beach vendors selling tropical fruit plates. Take a look! 


The Coastal Path in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico The Coastal Path in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico

Billy shows you the coastal hiking path in Puerto Escondido, Mexico. It's a beautiful hike, one we did some years back. Today there is rumor that the bridge is out so the full path is not available. Take a look!  

Boats on the shore at Playa Principal, Puerto Escondido, Mexico Licking Our Wounds in Puerto Escondido, Mexico

The continuing of the Pacific Coast walking path had to be discontinued due to the bridge being washed out! You can view that path on the video links included below. Billy tells you the story.

Playa Manzanillo, Puerto Escondido, Mexico Playa Manzanillo, Puerto Escondido, Mexico

Billy shows you a very sweet beach at the end of the Coastal Path called Playa Manzanillo. It's next to Puerto Angelito, and the waters are calm and crystal clear. A quiet beach worth a visit. Check it out here. 


Sea View from the Restaurant, Puerto Escondido, Mexico Sea View from the Restaurant, Puerto Escondido, Mexico

Billy shows you the excellent view from his seat at a seaside restaurant. A sailboat peacefully sails by as you mentally drift away, wishing you, too, could be here on Zicatela Beach. Take a look!

Puerto Escondido, Playa Zicatela, Mexico Puerto Escondido, Playa Zicatela, Mexico

Billy shows you the view of Playa Zicatela from El Terraza Restaurant. Playa Zicatela is an internationally known surfer beach where competitions are held each November. Billy says the restaurants in Zicatela have a better, more unique food selection than those further down the beach at Playa Principal. Take a look!

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