Playa Puerto Angelito
Located in the popular beach destination of Oaxaca, Playa Puerto Angelito is a small family-friendly beach just to the west of Manzanillo Beach. Together these adjacent beaches stretch for about 120 metres.
Both these attractive beaches curve around the bay and have beautiful white sand, clear aquamarine waters and rocks at either end, but Puerto Angelito is busier with fishermen pulling up their boats and fixing their nets. You can approach them and join them on a boat trip in search of dolphins and turtles which are very common in these waters. From December to March look out for migrating humpback whales that frequent the area too. You can also book a fishing expedition for a really memorable experience.
Vendors trawl the beach selling trinkets and souvenirs including coral and seashells. Beneath the trees there are massage tables and stalls selling beach inflatables.
The warm Pacific waters are flat calm most of the time making it a good spot for swimming, snorkelling, banana boat rides and stand-up paddleboarding but it’s a no-no for other types of watersports.
The western end of Angelito Beach is lined with local bars and restaurants. They compete and provide some surprisingly good cuisine, especially fish and seafood dishes. They are popular with locals and tourists so prices are fair and the ambience is lively.
Playa Puerto Angelito is 5 minutes by taxi or car from El Adoquin and water taxis run from the bay to neighbouring Playa Principal about 2 km further east.
- Wheelchair accessible
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