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Playa Agua Blanca

by Brent May


A more recently discovered beach, Agua Blanca is now an ecotourism destination, a great seafood destination and a truly lovely beach to spend the day. A 30-minute drive from Puerto Escondido, Playa Agua Blanca is a family spot, with soft, fine sand and a mostly flat beach. You can take off walking in either direction until you get your fill. Several rocky sections can be found along the beach. Because of the rocks close to the sandy shore, the waves break creating natural pools which is ideal for the kids to swim in or just to have a nice soak.

The water is warm, and if you stay all day, you can see the sun go down on the horizon.

Agua Blanca is popular for family outings on Sundays. People come just for the seafood, which means it is well worth the trip. Palapas dot the beach. You’ll find traditional fare with fish, shrimp and lobster. Nearby, the local fishermen fish yellowtail amberjack tuna, oysters and lobster. Locals also protect olive ridley and leatherback sea turtle eggs.

You can reach Agua Blanca by a dirt road that exits Highway 200 at km 171 between Puerto Escondido and Pochutla.



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