Puerto Escondido is the most loveliest Fishing village and most known surfing location. Full of beaches and beach restaurants. I really recommend everyone to come her.
But one of the cool thing to do here is to go to the National Park – Lagunas de Chacahua. Created in 1937, is a national park located in the Municipality of Villa de Tututepec de Melchor Ocampo in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, about 54 km west of Puerto Escondido, near a village called Zapotalito can be reached via Federal Highway 200 or by boat from Puerto Escondido. The park encompasses 132.73 square kilometres, about 30 km² of which various lagoons such as the Laguna de Chacahua, Laguna de La Pastoria, take and Laguna Las Salinas.There are various smaller lagoons that are connected by narrow channels. The rest of the park consists of dry land
Where you can get to the lake with a boat and see Mangrove forest and Crocodiles.
Boat rent should be around 700 pesos but when we arrived to location the rent was 2500 pesos. Quite expensive trip, if you were to pay that. We didn’t so we negotiated the price 1200 pesos for a private boat.
The mangrove forest are like tunnels on water. The trees are grooving from water and creates island looking place with canals for boats. Inside the forest is still living an original indigenous fishing tribe they don’t have electricity nor interner, they live out from fishing. Also the mangrove forest is a perfect habitat for all shorts of brids. They have food and shelter inside the tight forest.
Boat trip in the lake is really relaxing and when you stop to a village there you can walk a bit to get to see the crocodiles that are 2,5m long. Unfortunately unlike we thought the crocodiles where in the zoo like area. They had small hatching places and then the big catches for the bigger crocodiles. This is still cool location to go and visit because it is free of charge.
Next location Puerto Ángel! Vamos!
Puerto Ángel is a small coastal town in the Mexican state of Oaxaca located in the municipality of San Pedro Pochutla. It, along with San Agustinillo and Playa Zipolite are known as the “Riviera Oaxaqueña”. It is located 80 kilometers east of Puerto Escondido. Despite tourism development since the 1960s, the town is still mostly a fishing village, located on a small bay surrounded by rocky hills that lead into the
Sierra Madre del Sur. It was founded in the mid 19th century as a port for the region’s coffee and lumber industries but since then other means of shipping these products has replaced it.
In Puerto Ángel we decided to go on a Whale trip. They had inform us that the Whales are migrating and it has started just now so we booked the trip. This was something that we had waited the whole time in mexico. We arrived at night and in the mornig we actually saw where we had arrived.
The boat trip started when everyone that booked it had arrived. We took off and in no time we saw our fist whales. We also saw sea turtles, free dolphins and sea snakes. Trip was success for us.
The trip also included a stop to an small island that you could clif jump to the ocean and get relaxed in the hammock or take a snorkeling gera and see some corals. All this was 250 pesos per person and it was worth it.
After the trip we went for a meal. We were so hungry and we order some vegetarian tacos but instead they took all the vegetables away from the tacos and we needed to wait to get the order right. Good thing was that they were food but next we wanted to have something more tasty. We arrived back to the house to work for a bit and headed to the El Alquimista in Playa Zipolite. But first lets see the beautiful sun set. Later at the restaurant the food was really good and the margaritas where huge.
Everything great has an end so will end this road trip when we drive back to Mexico City. Next I will travel to Cancun. See you there.