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Where to Stay in Puerto Escondido – The BEST Areas & Hotels

Where to Stay in Puerto Escondido – The BEST Areas & Hotels

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There are SOOOO many hotels in Puerto Escondido that it can be hard to know which one to choose for your trip! That’s why in this blog, I’ve outlined the 3 BEST Puerto Escondido hotels categorized by budget. So, no matter if you’re looking for luxury or want the best deal possible, I’ve picked out the BEST hotels for you including what makes them so amazing!

Puerto Escondido, Mexico is quickly becoming a very popular tourist destination. For Mexicans and international travelers alike, it is the ultimate holiday destination offering amazing beaches, wildlife, and exciting things to do.

But with that comes a problem.

There are a lot of hotels. And while that is great, it also makes choosing just one for your trip a little tricky.

So, after visiting Puerto Escondido myself and staying in a few different hotels, speaking to other travelers, and researching TONS of reviews I’ve compiled this list of the absolute top Puerto Escondido hotels.

I’ve also split them up into three categories so that there is something affordable and appealing no matter what type of traveler you are – “luxury hotels” for travelers who want to indulge and relax, “mid-range” hotels for those who want comfort and a nice stay without paying for small extras, and then “budget hotels” for those who are on a tight budget but still need a decent nights rest.

So, no matter what your budget or travel style is, you’ll be able to easily decide where to stay in Puerto Escondido.

Don’t have time to read the full article? We were thrilled with our stay at Casa Losodeli. They have everything from shared dorms to apartments, so there’s something for everyone’s budget. The staff are incredibly helpful, the grounds are stunning, and it’s in a central location so it’s easy to get around. Just a heads up, this is an adults only location so please keep that in mind before booking.

Where to Stay in Puerto Escondido: The BEST Areas

Carrizalillo Beach Puerto Escondido
Playa Carrizalillo

There are a few different areas to choose from when deciding where to stay in Puerto Escondido. All of the best areas to stay are near a beach, it’s just a matter of deciding which beach you want to stay closest to. Below I’ve described a few of the best areas to stay in Puerto Escondido so you can decide which is best for you.

Near Playa Carrizalillo/Central Puerto Escondido

This is the area we stayed and I personally loved it. We were within walking distance to Playa Carrizalillo, close to the market and local restaurants, and away from the busy streets, but still only a 40 peso ($2 USD) taxi to Playa Zicatela!

This area is best for those on a budget who want to be only a walk away from local shops and restaurants. The only downside is that none of the hotels in this area are right on the beach since Playa Carrizalillo is only accessible by a very large staircase.

We stayed at Casa Losodeli and loved every second of our stay. It had a huge outdoor pool surrounded by beautiful gardens. We stayed in the one-bedroom apartment so we could cook, but they had a large selection of rooms to choose from. The owner was one of the nicest people we have ever met (and no, she didn’t know we were bloggers.) Truthfully, you can’t go wrong staying here.

Playa Zicatela

This is the largest beach area in Puerto Escondido and where the majority of the hotels, bars, and restaurants are. However, you can’t really swim at the beach here because of the rough swells and it has no shade. But if you’re after nightlife and restaurants then look no further.

Hotel Rockaway is located just across the street from Playa Zicatela. It features a large pool and fitness center. The reviews are flawless and the price is super reasonable.

For something a little cheaper, check out the Selina. It is a top-notch hostel with everything from budget dorms to fancy private rooms. You get a better bang for your buck in this area.

Playa Punta

This is the beach area to the south of Zicatela but still part of the same bay. This area has more of a “hippy vibe” but is still within walking distance of the main area of Zicatela.

Punta Zicatela Hotel is one of the top-rated properties in all of Puerto Escondido. With two pools (indoor and outdoor) and a rooftop bar with superb views, you really can’t go wrong. It is super cheap too but has all the creature comforts you’d expect from a beautiful hotel.

All the hotels in these areas come up in search under Puerto Escondido so use the map on and select hotels in the area you want to stay.

Related Read: There are so many great things to do in all of Mexico that you won’t want to miss!

3 Best Luxury Hotels in Puerto Escondido

When I say luxury, I mean luxury! Even a small surf town like Puerto Escondido has some incredible hotels to offer guests who want to indulge, relax, and pamper themselves for a few days!

And the best part?

These luxurious Puerto Escondido hotels truly are not that pricey. In fact, the prices are really reasonable in comparison to everything they include and offer!

Below are my top picks for luxury-style hotels in Puerto Escondido (3 to 4 stars) ranging in location and price from about $100 USD a night all the way to over $300!

1. Posada Real Puerto Escondido

posada real puerto escondido hotel pool
Look at those pools…and how close they are to the ocean!
Photo Credit: Posada Real Puerto Escondido
  • Location: Beachfront property at Playa Bacocho, a 5-minute taxi from town.
  • Cost: $214 USD +
  • Why I love it: Ideal location near the beach, suitable for families with a playground, games room, and two outdoor pools.

I needed to start this list with one of the best of the best, and Posada Real Puerto Escondido is just that!

To start off with, the location is the perfect mix of relaxing a area to hang out, accessibility to the town, and the beach! It is a beachfront hotel right at Playa Bacocho. The beach is pristine and while it has some waves (great for beginner surfers or those on a boogie board) they aren’t too strong and swimming is still possible.

This is also the beach where there is a daily turtle release (which is definitely one of the best things to do in Puerto Escondido!)

Posada Real Puerto Escondido is also only a 5-minute taxi ride from the town center of Puerto Escondido, or 10-15 minutes from Playa Zicatela – ideally located away from the hustle and bustle but not too far either!

Secondly, they have outstanding reviews and amenities to impress including two gorgeous outdoor pools, a tennis court, a children’s playground, and a restaurant and bar! It’s one of the best luxury hotels that also caters to families with children.

You check prices, reviews, and book Posada Real Puerto Escondido online here.

2. Hotel Santa Fe

hotel santa fe is one of the best places to stay in puerto escondido
Would you like to relax here?
Photo credit: Hotel Santa Fe
  • Location: Steps away from Zicatela Beach, only a couple blocks away from the main street of bars and restaurants in Zicatela
  • Cost: $106 USD +
  • Why I love it: Beautiful garden and pool just steps from the beach (with beach views!)

Hotel Santa Fe is a smaller hotel, but that doesn’t mean it compromises on luxury! The staff here will make you feel like family and are more than willing to help with anything and everything you need!

The location is also perfect for a hotel in Puerto Escondido. It is located right on Zicatela beach with ocean views. But with that said, it is a couple of minute’s walk from the busiest area in Zicatela meaning it’s peaceful and quiet – but still close to all the action!

The rooms are also all large and decorated tastefully in a Mexican style. All rooms have air conditioning and a balcony. For the ultimate luxury getaway, be sure to book the Junior Suite with a sea view – just gorgeous!

They have an outdoor pool, a stunning garden, and a restaurant.

You also can’t go wrong with the price here! It’s the cheapest price out of my luxury hotel picks in Puerto Escondido.

You check prices, reviews, and book Hotel Santa Fe online here.

3. Villas Carrizalillo

villas carrazillio room with a view in puerto escondido
The sea-view rooms are the best!
Photo credit: Villas Carrizalillo
  • Location: On the cliff above Carrizalillo Beach. Only blocks away from restaurants and cafes, own private staircase access to the beach.
  • Cost: $200 USD +
  • Why I love it: Amazing view of the ocean and sunsets, great beach access, relaxed atmosphere, and friendly boutique hotel vibe.

Villas Carrizalillo has the best view of sunset out of all of the hotels in Puerto Escondido! Located directly above Playa Carrizalillo (with its own staircase access) the views are simply unmatched by anywhere else around. The outdoor decks featuring hammocks as well as sea view rooms are ideal for enjoying the scenery.

It is beachfront, but you do have to climb down (and back up after) a few sets of stairs. But for me, this is not a problem as it accesses one of the best beaches for swimming, and the most beautiful beach bays in the entire area, Playa Carrizalillo.

This hotel also offers a wide range of rooms in order to suit couples, families, or larger groups. Some of the rooms have huge living areas and a full kitchen, while others feature a bed and a refrigerator. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning.

There is also an outdoor pool and an on-site restaurant with spectacular reviews.

Only a couple blocks away, you’ll find tons of restaurants, shops, and beautiful cafes. To me, this is absolutely one of the best Puerto Escondido hotels offering a great combination of comfort, location, and luxury!

You check prices, reviews, and book Villas Carrizalillo online here.

Related Read: Consider heading to the city of Acapulco, Mexico for another off-the-beaten-path destination!

BEST Value Hotels in Puerto Escondido (mid-range budget $40-$85)

I love hotels in this price range. To me, it is where you are most likely going to get the best bang for your buck!


Well, because these Puerto Escondido hotels are still gorgeous, have air conditioning and pools, and are still going to amazing places to stay in Puerto Escondido. They are just cheaper than the luxury ones mentioned above!

To me, they are the best deal or the “best value” hotels in Puerto Escondido. Here are my top three picks!

4. Hotel Rockaway

hotel rockaway is one of the best value hotels in puerto escondido
This gorgeous hotel has the most perfect location!
Photo credit: Hotel Rockaway
  • Location: Across the road from Zicatela Beach (perfect for surfing, restaurants, shopping, and nightlife.)
  • Cost: $75 USD +
  • Why I love it: Beautiful outdoor pool, central location, amazing value for money!

Hotel Rockaway is the perfect combination of luxury and excitement when it comes to Puerto Escondido hotels. This gorgeous hotel is located right in the thick of it all across the road from Zicatela Beach. This area is famous for incredible surf and tons of amazing restaurants and bars (with great nightlife!)

If you want somewhere you can walk out your front door to all the excitement that is Puerto Escondido, then this is it!

But at the same time, Hotel Rockaway is a luxurious escape.

There is an outdoor pool as well as an onsite bar and restaurant. All rooms are air-conditioned and include a lovely breakfast.

And this is one of the places I was talking about when I said comfort and a bit of luxury didn’t have to come with an outrageous price. You can score one of their double rooms for as little as $85 USD a night!

You check prices, reviews, and book Hotel Rockway online here.

5. Casa Losodeli

where to stay in puerto esocndido
The garden and pool area is beautiful!
  • Location: Central Puerto Escondido, near the markets. 10-minute walk to Playa Carrizalillo or a short taxi ride to Playa Zicatela.
  • Cost: $25 USD for budget dorms and more expensive double rooms and apartments are also available.
  • Why I loved it: Friendly staff, clean, beautiful pool, and garden, co-working space.

Ah, Casa Losodeli… where do I start with this one. I know I shouldn’t pick favorites (as all of these hotels are my favorites) but, if I had to pick just one, this would be it!

Liz and her staff are incredible. So friendly and helpful, they keep the place incredibly clean, and they go above and beyond to make sure you’re having a great stay.

The large range of rooms available means there is something for everyone. They have budget dorms for backpackers all the way up to a one-bedroom apartment complete with a kitchen and balcony overlooking the pool (this is where we stayed recently and loved it!)

The pool is set in a gorgeous garden. There is also a cafe on-site that offers amazing breakfast and coffee at super affordable prices. And in the evenings, the bar opens up creating a nice social atmosphere among international travelers.

Casa Losedeli isn’t located on the beach but it is very conveniently located in the center of town only a couple of blocks from a large supermarket as well as the famous markets! A ten-minute walk will have you at Playa Carrizalillo and a ten-minute taxi ride will have you at Playa Zicatela.

It is an adults-only hotel meaning it isn’t suitable for families. Personally, I liked this as it made a relaxed vibe without any children running around. I could peacefully nap in a hammock whenever I wanted!

If I return to Puerto Escondido, I would stay here again in a heartbeat.

You check prices, reviews, and book Casa Losodeli online here.

Related Read: For another low-key beach town, head to San Pancho where there’s plenty of fun things to do and see!

6. Villa Maria Bed and Breakfast

villa maria bed and breakfast
Can you believe a bed and breakfast has a pool like THIS?!
Photo credit: Villa Maria Bed and Breakfast
  • Location: Only a couple of minutes walk from Playa Bacocho. A 5-minute taxi to central Puerto Escondido.
  • Cost: $110 USD +
  • Why I love it: Small bed and breakfast where the local owners are your hosts, huge pool, clean, and lots of luxury details throughout to maximize guest comfort.

This bed and breakfast is run by a lovely couple, Paul and Luisa who welcome their guest like family. They are incredibly friendly and make the experience of staying at a small locally owned and operated bed and breakfast more special than that of a large hotel chain.

Rooms are large and equipped with air conditioning and mini-refrigerators. A beautiful organic breakfast is included in the nightly price.

There is a large pool on the property although you may not even need seeing as you will be located only a couple of blocks away from a beautiful and quiet beach.

Villa Maria’s location is ideal for those looking for a relaxing beach escape without being too far away from town. Only a short 5-10 minute taxi will have you in the heart of Puerto Escondido.

Families are welcome here with open arms with games and movies to keep kids busy all day long!

You check prices, reviews, and book Villa Maria Bed and Breakfast online here.

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BEST Budget Puerto Escondido Hotels (under $30)

Just because you’re on a budget, doesn’t mean you need to stay some terrible. In fact, in small towns like Puerto Escondido, you can find locally-owned places that are incredible!

On this list, I’ve included places that offer budget double rooms (some with air conditioning) as well as hostels for budget solo travelers looking for a dorm.

All of my choices have an outdoor pool and amazing reviews. They are also very centrally located to both shops and beaches so everything is within walking distance. If you’re going on any of the amazing tours in Puerto Escondido, tour operators can pick you up at these central hotels without any issue.

7. Pargo’s Hotel

view from the balcony at Pargo's Hotel in Puerto Esondido
That view though!
Photo Credit: Pargos Hotel
  • Location: 400m from Playa Bahia. Central location for shops and restaurants
  • Cost: $27 USD +
  • Why I love it: Really amazing prices for families or large groups, pool, and central location!

Located only 400m from Playa Bahia, Pargo’s Hotel is centrally located hotel is also within walking distance to Playa Zicatela and Playa Carrizalillo. It is also close to plenty of bars, restaurants, and shops!

The hotel also has amazing amenities with an outdoor pool, as well as a private ensuite and air conditioning in every room!

The rooms range from a standard double and twin all the way to a family room that sleeps up to 8!

The reviews for this hotel are amazing. They offer everything you could need all for a budget price. Rooms start at about $27 USD.

You check prices, reviews, and book Pargo’s Hotel online here.

8. Puerto Dreams Hostel

a pool party at Puerto Dreams Hostel
This is a party hostel!
Photo Credit: Puerto Dreams Hostel
  • Location: Near Playa Carrizalillo in central Puerto Escondidio
  • Cost: $87 USD + for a standard double room, dorms are about $13
  • Why I love it: A really social hostel with great common areas and regular pool parties.

I love this hostel in Puerto Escondido! Puerto Dreams Hostel is perfect for the social traveler who wants somewhere cheap, but also comfortable enough to hang out.

They offer a huge pool and bar area perfect for having a couple of beers while meeting other travelers. They also often host events including pool parties with a DJ.

I’m also a huge fan of the location. It is located right in Centro Puerto Escondido, which puts you close to local restaurants and grocery stores. You won’t be right on the beach, but you’ll be close enough.

Puerto Dreams Hostel offers private more luxurious double rooms with air conditioning and private bathrooms for as little as $87 USD. But, they also offer budget dorm beds for only $13 USD.

You check prices, reviews, and book Puerto Dreams Hostel on Hostelworld online here.

9. Selina Puerto Escondido

selina puerto escondido is one of the best hostels in the area
These are the tents, how cute, right?
Photo Credit: Selina Puerto Escondido
  • Location: Right on Zicatela Beach
  • Cost: Dorms start at about $30 USD, and private rooms range in price
  • Why I love it: Trendy, comfortable, social with events daily, beautiful pool, and lots of different rooms/dorms to choose from!

Selina hostels are spread throughout Latin America. They are known for their modern designs, huge common areas, social atmosphere, and great amenities.

This Selina Hostel in Puerto Escondido is no different.

It has a gorgeous pool set next to a bar where there are daily event schedules (games, karaoke, etc.) They have a restaurant with amazing food (although pricier than most around) and a co-working space for those who need some computer work time.

This particular hostel offers a range of private rooms including luxury tents as well as dorms. The private rooms are on the more expensive side but they do come with hot water, air conditioning, and a gorgeous modern design. Dorms start at $30 USD.

The location is possibly one of the best things about this particular Puerto Escondido hostel. It is located right on Zicatela beach near tons of restaurants and all of the nightlife!

You check prices, reviews, and book Selina Puerto Escondido online on or Hostelworld.

Related Read: Heading to Sayulita? Read our blog about where to stay in Sayulita before you go!

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They offer travel medical insurance that’s super affordable (only $45 USD per 4 weeks!)The only thing to note is that the insurance must be purchased once you’ve left your home country – we typically buy it as soon as we land at the airport.  

We’ve personally used SafetyWing for many different trips, and we’ve been reimbursed for countless expenses when we’ve fallen ill. SafetyWing even covered our flights back to Canada in full when the pandemic first happened (when last-minute flights before the borders closed were super expensive!) While most travel insurance companies left people stranded, SafetyWing fully reimbursed us for our last-minute, pricey flights!

Also, because it is so affordable, there really is no excuse not to take out a policy. Check prices and get a quote online here with SafetyWing (you can even take out a policy if you’re already traveling!)

Thanks for reading!

Dan and Bailey from Destinationless Travel take a selfie on San Pancho Beach, Mexico
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These 9 hotels are the best of the best places to stay in Puerto Escondido, and I believe between them all, there is something perfect for everybody! From budget dorm rooms to luxury all-inclusive resorts, you can have the type of accommodation perfect for you in Puerto Escondido!

I truly hope this blog has helped you decide where to stay in Puerto Escondido. Please let me know in the comments if it has, or if you have any questions or need more information! I’ll be happy to help!

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