Table of Contents

  1. Ziplining & Waterfall Adventure
  2. Chacahua National Park
  3. The Ultimate Oaxaca Experience
  4. Hot Springs and Horseback Riding
  5. Pacific Snorkeling Adventure
  6. Dolphin and Whale Watching

With its unspoilt coastline, laidback vibes and opportunities for adventure, it’s no wonder that Puerto Escondido travel is becoming more popular than ever. There really is something for every kind of traveler here: from surfing and whale watching to yoga and horse riding, there are so many great things to do in Puerto Escondido.


But, with so many tours to choose from, how do you find the right one for you? And how can you avoid the typical tourist traps – you know, the ones that are overpriced, overbooked and underwhelming?


There’s also a growing concern over how to travel responsibly in Puerto Escondido. Whale and dolphin watching in Puerto Escondido is one of the most popular tours on offer. But with increasing demand, you should choose your tour company carefully, making sure they follow best practices for dolphin and whale watching ethically.

Not only that, we must take into account the impact of travel in Puerto Escondido on the local community.

This is why at Eco Adventures, we pride ourselves on offering responsible tour experiences in Puerto Escondido. We use local guides, we keep our tours eco-friendly, and we keep our group numbers small. All this, so that you get the intimate and authentic experience that you deserve.

Speaking of which, we’ve rounded up a selection of our most popular Puerto Escondido tours, so that you can choose the right tour for you.

Ziplining & Waterfall Adventure

Get off the beaten track in Puerto Escondido and experience the natural, Instagram-worthy beauty of San Juan Lachao.

Swim in the crystal clear waters of a breathtaking waterfall before experiencing the incredible view from above the canopy as you zipline over its forests and rivers. With ziplines stretching up to 600 meters long and 100 meters high, this tour is sure to get your heart pumping and it’s one of the most exciting tours to do in Puerto Escondido.

The one-hour hike through the area reveals stunning mountain vistas, coffee plantations, forest trees, and a serene river. It’s a true paradise. And, with your appetite for adventure satiated, the tour ends with a meal in the local town, where you’ll be invited to sample the flavors of authentic local cuisine.

If you are looking for a Puerto Escondido tour that truly brings you closer to nature and allows you to get in touch with local culture, do not miss this tour. Discover more details here.

Chacahua National Park

If you are searching for the magic of Puerto Escondido, then this is the tour for you. The beauty of Chacahua National park is unparalleled and our tours, with limited spaces, ensure the most intimate of experiences.

Starting at the tranquil fishing village of Zapotalito, this enchanting afternoon begins with a boat journey through beautiful mangrove channels, where you will catch sight of an array of exotic birds and unique island landscapes.

Immerse yourself in the culture of Puerto Escondido by savoring traditional Oaxacan flavors, with dishes prepared locally and especially for you.

The magic continues with a hike to the iconic Arc of Love, perfect if you’re hoping to romance a partner – or perhaps even romance yourself! Its breathtaking sunset never fails to create a perfect moment of beauty and tranquility, allowing you to leave the concerns of the real world far behind you.

End your evening with the famous bioluminescent swim in a lagoon that glows under the starlit sky, creating a surreal experience that you will never forget.

Learn more about Puerto Escondido’s most magical tour here.


The Ultimate Oaxaca Experience

This ultimate tour has been carefully curated to cater to those of you who want to make the most of your vacation in Puerto Escondido. It is the tour to beat all yours in Puerto Escondido as it takes you from land to sea and allows you to experience the real Oaxaca for a day, away from the usual tourist hotspots. 

Your day begins in Ventanilla with a serene boat ride, surrounded by the vivid sights and sounds of exotic wildlife such as sea turtles, iguanas and crocodiles. On Ventanilla Island, you will experience unspoilt natural beauty and witness playful monkeys and gentle deer in their natural habitat. 

You then get to sample the best of traditional Oaxacan cuisine, from traditional sopes to creamy quesadillas, before immersing yourself in the colorful underwater world at Estacahuite Bay. After an unforgettable snorkeling experience, you will be going to one of Puerto Angel’s finest restaurants, Brisas Del Mar. This tour is a delightful blend of adventure, taste, and natural beauty, leaving even the most FOMO-prone travelers feeling totally fulfilled.

If you’re looking for a packed but balanced day of beauty, adventure and flavor, grab your spot on The Ultimate Oaxaca Experience today.


Hot Springs and Horseback Riding

Did you know there are hot springs in Puerto Escondido? Yes, we really do have every kind of natural wonder in this little corner of the planet. And Eco Adventures have the perfect tour for you to have the best hot spring experience in Escondido. 

With our Hot Spring and Horseback Riding tour, you get to really make the most of Puerto Escondido’s beautiful surroundings. Embark on a rejuvenating horseback ride through the southern Sierra Madre mountains. Our friendly horses are suitable even for first-time riders. 

Witness scenic landscapes and exciting river crossings, all leading to the highlight of the tour – picturesque hot springs for deep relaxation and therapy. 

Guided exclusively by local experts, you’ll connect intimately with nature and local culture, gaining unique insights into the region. Accessible to all skill levels, this adventure offers stunning photo opportunities – hello Instagram! – and a chance to immerse yourself in the traditions of San José Manialtepec. It is a perfect blend of excitement, relaxation, and cultural immersion. This tour promises an unforgettable experience for every participant.

Discover more about our most rejuvenating tour here.


Pacific Snorkeling Adventure

To discover the most untouched beaches in Puerto Escondido, join us on the best snorkeling experience that the region has to offer. 

Our local guide will collect you and take you on a scenic sunrise drive along the Oaxacan coast, letting you in on captivating local stories and sharing their intimate knowledge of the surrounding landscape. 

You will set sail from Puerto Angel, with the chance of seeing sea turtles and dolphins in the Pacific Ocean. Your experienced captain will take you to the most secluded snorkeling spots for a truly unique underwater experience.

After working up an appetite, you will return to land to sample local coffee, mole, chocolate, cacao, and honey in Puerto Escondido.

This peaceful beach escape is perfect for anyone who’s looking to connect with nature and avoid crowded tourist spots.

Click here to discover more about this secluded snorkeling experience.


Dolphin and Whale Watching

Only ever conducted ethically, our dolphin watching experience is one of the best ways to see dolphins in Puerto Escondido. If you’re lucky enough to visit us, from November to March, you are also in with a very good chance of seeing majestic humpback whales in their natural habitat.

But it doesn’t just stop there. This incredible Puerto Escondido tour gives you the chance of seeing sea turtles, manta rays, flying fish, and more amazing marine wildlife all set against Puerto Escondido’s stunning coastline.

And it’s just any old dolphin watching tour. Our captains’ fun-loving approach and deep knowledge of marine life transform your journey into an exciting, memorable experience that’s safe for both you and the wildlife you so wish to see.

Book your spot on a dolphin watching tour here

With so many incredible things to do in Puerto Escondido, we know it can be hard to choose! If you have any questions about our tours, then check out the FAQ section at the bottom of each tour description.

And, if you’re still struggling to decide, then please reach out to us and we will help in any way we can. Whether that’s creating a bespoke itinerary especially for you, or any other arrangement you may need. 


At Eco Adventures Puerto Escondido, your experience and the protection of the local environment are our number one priority. Remember: our tour numbers are limited. And, although we do accept last minute bookings and walk-ins, we advise you to book onto your tour as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.