One of the longest stretches of soft white sand in the Puerto Escondido area, Playa Bacocho lies four kilometres west of the town centre, making it easily accessible along the sealed coastal road. Backed by palms and native forest, Playa Bacocho has a stunning location, with warm waves rolling in towards its wide expanse of sand.
There are several pockets of large smooth rocks protruding out of the sand at the waterline, but they do little to affect enjoyment of the beach. Currents can also be strong at times, although lifeguards are often present and will mark out safe areas to swim.
If you’re looking to do more than soak up the sun from a lounger, or enjoy the shade of a beach parasol, Playa Bacocho has two small beach clubs, with bars, sporting amenities, restaurants and outdoor pools. Many will have a minimum spend of around $10 for the use of their facilities.
In the late afternoon, Playa Bacocho also plays host to turtle releases, while during peak season (November to May) one of the beach clubs holds a Wednesday night open-air movie club after sunset.
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