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The 5 Best Hidden Beaches in Oaxaca

by Matador Creators Apr 21, 2023

Oaxaca, a state on the southern coast of Mexico, is well-known for its stunning beaches, delicious food scene, and breathtaking landscapes. However, sometimes the most beautiful places are the hardest to find. These secluded beaches not only stun with their natural beauty, but also provide a retreat for travelers looking to get away from the crowds.

Playa La Boquilla

If you’re looking for a quiet and isolated beach where you can unwind, Playa La Boquilla is the place for you. Located in the Huatulco region, this hidden beach is only accessible by boat, which makes it even more secluded than most other beaches in Oaxaca. The beach is characterized by its emerald-green waters, powdery white sand, palm trees, and the numerous caves that surround it. You can spend your day swimming, snorkeling, sunbathing or just enjoying the peace and quiet.

Playa San Agustinillo

Playa San Agustinillo is a secluded beach that’s part of a small fishing village located in the middle of the Huatulco region. This beach is characterized by its calm and pristine waters, small waves, and colorful sunsets. The beach is surrounded by rocky cliffs covered with tropical vegetation, and offers a laid-back atmosphere that attracts mostly backpackers and nature-lovers. You can spend your day swimming, snorkeling, or simply watching the fishermen bring in their daily catch.

Playa Carrizalillo

Playa Carrizalillo is located in Puerto Escondido, known for its crystal-clear waters, golden sand, and gentle waves. The beach sits at the bottom of a steep hill, and you have to climb down a long set of stairs to reach it. Once you arrive, you’ll be amazed by the natural beauty surrounding you, as well as the calm and peaceful atmosphere. You can swim, sunbathe, or try your hand at paddle-boarding or kayaking.

Playa Palmarito

Also located in Puerto Escondito, Playa Palmarito is one of the most famous surfing destinations in Mexico. Despite being close to the busy Zicatela Beach, this secluded beach is rarely visited by tourists. The beach is located at the bottom of a cliff, and you have to hike down a narrow trail to reach it. It’s worth it, however, to enjoy the beautiful long stretch of white sand, turquoise waters, and breathtaking views.

Playa La Boquilla de Cacaluta

Playa La Boquilla de Cacaluta is in the Bahías de Huatulco National Park, a protected area that includes the most beautiful bays and beaches in Oaxaca. This secluded beach is characterized by its unspoiled natural beauty, and the surrounding cliffs that offer shelter and privacy. The beach is only accessible by boat, and you can rent one in the town of Santa Cruz Huatulco.

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