Mexico: Puerto Escondido & the untamed Oaxaca Coast

Explore the still rugged and wild Oaxaca coastline on a unique, off the beaten track road trip not for the weak of heart.

Outdoor Adventure
7 Days, 6 Nights
Matador Trips
Per Person
This trip includes everything but your flights and beachside beers! Leave the details to Matador Trips and join us on a full-service beach combing adventure. All accommodation, transfers, activities, and guide
Dates & Guides
November 11th-November 17th, 2023
Flexible booking, 100% refund guarantee.

What you'll do

Puerto Escondido means “hidden port” in Spanish.

This coastal Oaxacan City has remained off the beaten track for years, known abroad only to bohemian travelers and surf aficionados. Famous for nightlife, surfing, yoga, and a myriad of beaches and natural wonders Puerto Escondido has something for everyone.

Explore nature among crocodiles and giant iguanas

Venture into the mangroves to make friends with the local crocodiles and iguanas, or sample the homemade Jamaica wine, brewed from Hibiscus flowers.

Tour a national marine park in our private yacht

Santa Maria Huatulco has 9 hidden bays and 36 beaches tucked into the natural marine reserve, many of which you can only access by boat. Get ready for your castaway moment as we touch down in isolated bays and deserted beach inlets.

Photo Education

Whether you are a pro photographer or just enjoy taking cool shots with your phone, our Matador photo instructors will work with you during informal photo walks and mini-workshops to take your personal travel photography to another level. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn about underwater and nature photography.

A professional video of your epic adventure

Our professional in-house filmmaker will be documenting our adventure on a daily basis, and we will give you the video of this trip so that you can relive the adventure and share it with friends and family on social media.

The ultimate adventure with like-minded travelers

We curate groups of like-minded adventurers for the perfect vibe. Bring your friends and make new ones on this epic adventure.

Support local communities through sustainable travel

We aim to travel as consciously as possible. This trip supports environmental conservation and local craftsmen.

Where we’re going

Trip Details

What’s my itinerary?

Day 1: Puerto Escondido


Arrive an any time for your orientation with Matador Network, and check in to our hotel. Feel free to relax, wander the beaches, or explore the town near the hotel.


Enjoy a welcome dinner where you will meet our fellow travelers and try mezcal, a local Mexican spirit similar to tequila.


Meals included: Dinner.


Day 2: Puerto Escondido


Enjoy a relaxing morning followed by a trip to a desolate beach where a master chef will prepare a beach bonfire and bbq especially for us featuring local seafood and fresh veggies.


Meals included: Breakfast, lunch.


Day 3: Puerto Escondido


Start your morning with a choice of surf or yoga class.


In the afternoon at 5:00 PM we will head to beautiful Bacocho beach to release newly hatched baby sea turtles into the ocean and learn about turtle conservation efforts in Oaxaca.


At 7:30 PM we will drive to Manialtepec lagoon for a once in a lifetime experience swimming in a bioluminescent lagoon under a blanket of stars before the moon rises.


Meals included: Breakfast.


Day 4: Puerto Escondido


Enjoy a free day with optional deep sea/marlin fishing, surf class, yoga class, motorcycle trip, or simply relax on the beach and sample the local fish tacos.


Meals included: Breakfast.


Day 5: Mazunte


We will travel 1 hour to Manzanilla lagoon where we partake in a mangrove tour and meet and feed the wild local crocodiles and large iguanas. In addition we will have the opportunity to try homemade local liquors made by local artisans from hibiscus flowers.


Next we will travel another hour to the small village of Mazunte where we will check into an eco-lodge followed by free time to explore the beach and legendary coastal town.


Meals included: Breakfast.


Day 6: Huatulco


We will head to Huatulco in the morning for a private yacht and snorkel tour, exploring undeveloped bays and nature reserves.


Meals included: Breakfast, lunch.


Day 7: Puerto Escondido


Let’s regroup for a goodbye breakfast before returning to Puerto Escondido.


Meals included: Breakfast.


What’s included?
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 6 breakfasts
  • 1 lunch
  • Private beach bonfire and bbq dinner
  • All land transportation
  • Airport pickup
  • Welcome dinner and mezcal tasting
  • Your choice of yoga or surf class
  • Bioluminescence boat tour
  • Crocodile and iguana tour
  • Private Yacht day tour
What’s not included?
  • Your flights to and from Puerto Escondido, Mexico (PXM)
  • Accommodation before and after the trip
  • Some meals
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Perfect weather
How many people will be on the tour?
  • The tour can accommodate up to 14 guests.
What’s the sleeping situation?
  • Accommodation is provided in 3-4 star hotels and is based on 2-people per room.  For an additional fee private rooms can be arranged or Matador Trips is happy to arrange same-sex solo travelers a shared room.
Who is the trip for?
  • We encourage a wide mix of people, from old-time adventurers to short-break professionals to first-time travelers – they all contribute to a memorable experience. This trip is also suitable for families! Don’t hesitate to reach out for any special needs, requests, or accommodations.
Why is this trip so special?
  • This little known area of Oaxaca is treasured by all who know it, and many of us at Matador Trips have kept this secret close to our hearts for some time but we are ready to share it with you now. This tour has something for everyone whether you are looking for adventure, adrenaline rushes, or extreme relaxation.
When does the trip depart and return?
  • Arrive anytime to your hotel on arrival day to meet our group and guides.
  • Depart at your leisure from Puerto Escondido after a final group breakfast on the last day.
How do I get there?
  • Puerto Escondido (PXM) is a short flight from Mexico City (MEX), which is an easy flight from most places in the world. For assistance with flights just let us know, we are happy to help!

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