The most visited beaches in Oaxaca


Under the flag of the safest region in the country, our land is one of the most chosen by tourists from all corners of the world, attracted by our food, culture, accommodations, and our people, but, above all, our wonderful and paradisiacal Beaches.

The most exclusive hotels in Oaxaca and with the most influx of visitors for years are those that are located a short distance from these coasts. They are buildings with beautiful eco-responsible architecture, but full of luxuries and details that provide a large number of services to the traveler so that the experience is unique and unforgettable. 

But, although tourism is always good for our economy, and we must ensure the well-being of our visitors, there are also times when we want to flee the most touristy sectors in order to have a little peace of mind. Therefore, we are going to record which are the most visited beaches by tourists.

Beaches of the Oaxaca Coast - Own Mexico

Tourism in Oaxaca

Worldwide, Oaxaca is known as the Thailand of America. This is due to the similarity of its coasts with those of the Asian countries. Of course, this leads to an immense number of tourists who opt for vacations in sustainable or more natural destinations, fleeing from the massiveness and ostentation of other spaces such as Cancun or Playa del Carmen.

The most striking thing is that in case we did not know, with more than 4 million inhabitants, there are almost 1500 hotels in Oaxaca. It is that tourism represents the 3rd main activity in our region.

What differentiates us from other famous spaces and destinations is the so-called ecotourism. This offers an experience of connection with nature and with our culture, which is not so present in other states. Therefore, it is not difficult to find a hotel in Oaxaca with ecological responsibility.

What are the most touristy beaches in the region?

Of course, all beaches have their charm and we know it. We may be so used to seeing them that we are not able to fully appreciate the attractiveness of our territory. But there are some that, for one reason or another, attract a greater influx of daily visitors.

1. Puerto Escondido

Or better known as “Costa Smeralda”, due to the color of its waters, it is one of the beach areas most chosen by tourists, in addition to the fact that, in addition, its services and restaurants are quite cheap. Another attractive point is the boat rental, which allows you to explore the different nearby bays.

2. Carizalillo

This is one of the “hidden beaches” of Puerto Escondido. The tourists choose when seeking peace and away from street vendors. This is due to its only access: the 200 steps that you have to climb just to get there.

It has a moderate swell if you want to go with small children, but in reality, it is a destination very chosen by tourists who practice surfing, because in the background the waves become more pronounced. If any visitor asks us about a beautiful, quiet and nearby beach, without hesitation we can offer them this option.

3. Puerto Angelito Beach

Chosen by those who want to experience a natural spectacle, watching dolphins and turtles swim freely. Perhaps we are not aware of how this particularity attracts our coasts. It is for this reason that many tourists choose this beach to dive or snorkel.

The negative point is that this attraction makes it one of the most popular with foreigners. There will not be a day that is not an anthill of people from early.

4. Playa Marinero

This beach is the most chosen by families with children. Since its waters are calm and it is easily accessible. In addition, it is a good space to teach and learn the first steps for water activities.

5. Zicatela

According to the tourism pages, this is the best beach in our territory. Its fame is not only due to the many internationally known events that took place there, but because it is one of the most sought after for surfing. Athletes from all over the world travel just to practice this sport in what is considered the 3rd best surf beach in the world.

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6. Mazunte

It is the hippie destination of the region. Tourists consider it a magical town. And of course, the beaches are known for the olive ridley turtles.  

7. Zipolite

We cannot fail to mention this beach that generates so much excitement among visitors to our region. We must know well that, if we are modest, we do not have to approach these shores. This is the only official beach that allows nudist practice in the whole country.

8. Coral beach

It is an ideal beach to recommend to tourists who want to stay away from civilization. What we cannot fail to emphasize is that they should not carry plastic and leave garbage.

9. Puerto Aragon

The same happens with this beach whose attraction is precisely the lack of economic activity in the area. If you are from around here, surely you have found yourself giving part of your garden for a tent, or giving a room to a tourist.

10. El Arrocito Beach

This coast that does not claim to be the largest in the area, is surrounded by luxury hotels that take advantage of the view offered by the sea in this corner of our beloved Oaxaca.

Its name is due to the particularity of its sand, the only one different in the area.

Knowing these beaches is a must for tourists, so if we want to escape from this maelstrom of travelers thirsty for adventure, it is better that we keep them well in mind to be able to avoid them. But, it is also important that we know where to recommend them to go in case they consult.

On the other hand, if we are one of those who love meeting new people, an afternoon in these busy destinations will give us the opportunity to meet people from almost every corner of the world.

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