If you think Puerto Escondido is beautiful on the shore, you’ll be amazed at the underwater world that awaits you just off its glorious coast.

Snorkeling in Puerto Escondido is one of the best things you can do, whether you’re a seasoned pro or you’re new to snorkeling. The rich marine life that abounds in Puerto Escondido’s waters is simply too good to miss.

Luckily for you, Eco Adventures offers snorkeling tours to suit every type of traveler. And our expert captains know the best snorkeling spots in Puerto Escondido, taking you away from the crowded areas and providing an unforgettable experience that will stay with you forever.


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But first, why snorkel in Puerto Escondido?


Puerto Escondido’s crystal-clear waters and diverse marine life make it the ideal snorkeling destination. While snorkeling in Puerto Escondido, you can expect to encounter a range of marine creatures such as sea turtles, colorful fish, and rays. Puerto Escondido is also home to vibrant coral reefs, teeming with life and color. These alone are worth viewing.

Better yet, if you book onto our Pacific Snorkeling Adventure, you may also catch sight of dolphins, octopi, starfish and needlefish. Furthermore, booking your snorkeling tour with Eco Adventures ensures safety and elevates your experience as our knowledgeable captains reveal their expertise on the marine ecosystem in Puerto Escondido.

Finally, snorkeling in Puerto Escondido is an activity that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Our tours have limited places, making them an ideal option for families who are looking for a tranquil yet memorable day out on the ocean.


Why boat snorkeling is the best option


For a more adventurous snorkeling experience, boat-accessed snorkeling in Puerto Escondido is the best option. With Eco Adventures’ boat snorkeling tour, you can head out to deeper waters and discover astounding underwater worlds beneath the surface that are simply unreachable from the shore. You may even encounter whales during the right season.

We do not recommend boat snorkeling in Puerto Escondido alone. It is best to go on an organized tour so that you can be safe and trust in the expertise of our local guides who will take you to the most remarkable snorkeling sites.


What equipment do you need for snorkeling?


If you join us on a snorkeling tour, then all of your equipment is taken care of. We will provide you with everything you need. And all of our equipment is sterilized for your safety. The only thing you’ll need is your swimsuit and a bottle of sunscreen!

If you are snorkeling alone, however, then you will want to choose the correct snorkeling equipment: your mask should provide a comfortable and watertight seal to prevent leaking while allowing for a clear view underwater. When choosing a snorkel, opt for one with a purge valve for easy clearing of water and a comfortable mouthpiece for longer use underwater.


Eco-friendly snorkeling


It’s essential that we discuss eco-friendly snorkeling practices in Puerto Escondido.

Puerto Escondido is home to a delicate marine ecosystem. As such, any touching or disturbing marine life, corals, or any underwater structures can be detrimental to the natural beauty we love so much. Please take care to use reef-safe sunscreen to prevent harmful chemicals from affecting the marine environment.

By keeping a respectful distance from any creatures you see and being conscious of the products you use, you can contribute to the preservation of marine life and allow it to be enjoyed for generations to come.

Eco Adventures prides itself on being environmentally conscious. We work every day to reduce our impact on the local environment and we appreciate the support of our amazing customers – that’s you!


Other factors to consider for the best snorkeling experience


If you truly want to get the most out of your snorkeling experience in Puerto Escondido, take a glance at the following factors, which you may wish to consider.



Generally, the best time for snorkeling in Puerto Escondido is during the dry season, from November to April, when the water is calmer and clearer. During the rainy season, from May to October, visibility can be poor due to increased sediment in the water. While it’s rare to get a poor day during the dry season, it’s advisable to check the weather forecast and sea conditions just in case and to ensure optimal visibility for your snorkeling adventure.


Time of day

It’s widely recognized that snorkeling in the morning can often provide clearer waters and better visibility. For this reason, our snorkeling tours begin at sunrise, with a scenic drive along the Oaxacan coast, filled with stunning views while your driver relays captivating local stories.



Clear skies and calm winds are ideal for snorkeling adventures. Luckily, we enjoy these conditions throughout most of the year in Puerto Escondido.



The most important consideration of all is your safety while snorkeling in Puerto Escondido. Always be aware of your surroundings and adhere to local guidelines and regulations.

The sea is fascinating but can be dangerous. Only venture out when the sea is calm, avoid touching any marine creatures and remember to stay hydrated and protect yourself from Puerto Escondido’s scorching sunlight.

Of course, all of the factors mentioned above are mitigated when you book a tour with us. You take care of the sunscreen, and we will take care of the rest!


What to expect from an Eco Adventure snorkel experience


Start your day with an energizing journey along the picturesque Oaxacan coast to Puerto Ángel. Board a traditional panga boat and dive into the cerulean depths at Playa el Panteon.

You will snorkel among playful sea life in hidden spots, lesser-known to regular tourists, making for a truly unforgettable snorkel experience. Our local guides will entertain you with tales of the sea and the delicate ecosystem with which we are blessed.

Not only this, Eco Adventures takes underwater footage for you. So you can enjoy the experience in real time and then make your friends at home jealous with incredible Insta-worthy content later on.

After all the excitement, we know that appetites ramp up. So we wrap up your adventure with a taste of local Oaxacan delights in Mazunte. As one of our most popular tours, this is a morning you and your loved ones will cherish forever.

This unique opportunity is not to be missed. Our guides give you access to the best snorkeling spots in Puerto Escondido. You can enjoy this tour as a single, couple or an entire family. Witness the colorful marine life that inhabits the reefs and rock formations and discuss your experience with fellow travelers over delicious Oaxacan food served beachside. What could be more enticing?


Puerto Escondido is a fantastic destination to immerse yourself in the world beneath the waves. Don’t miss out. Spaces are limited so book now to avoid disappointment.