Puerto Escondido, Mexico
A slice of Australia in Mexico. This place is full of Australian surfers flocking to the massive pipeline wave that breaks on the bay of Puerto Escondido. I stayed in the chilled out La Punta which is at the end of Zicatela beach and was a lovely place to relax.
We took the whale dolphin watching tour which was a breathtaking experience. We saw humpback whales, dozens of manta rays flying in a mating dance and turtles. But the highlight was a pod of more than 100 dolphins that were jumping and spinning out of the water. One jumped some 10 metres above the surface. We snorkelled alongside the boat with dolphins swimming all around us. It was one of life’s most memorable moment and in my case, a special experience to share with my eight year old niece.
Hostel: Mondala Hostel has basic but comfortable, modern rooms, a pool, bar, kitchen and friendly, helpful staff.