Day off in Puerto Escondido, Mexico

A day off from cycling in Puerto Escondido, Mexico. Part of my Pan American bicycle tour from Alaska to Argentina.

Rest Day Puerto Escondido, Mexico

Blog post written: Jan 31, 2010

I seem to be making a pattern of taking Sundays off. A pattern I plan to continue!

Playa Zicatela is not a typically Mexican place, and that’s probably why I find it so relaxing here. It's like taking a day off from travelling, as well as from cycling.

I can have a decent conversation in English, find an abundant amount of places to eat with a wide choice of meals, use WiFi, and browse books in English. All things that I can’t do as I cycle seemingly endlessly through one small, dusty Mexican town after the other.

No traffic whizzing by at crazy speeds, no rabid dogs, no chickens, no sweating profusely, no hills and no hassle. That’s not to say that I haven’t enjoyed Mexico, just that it is nice to take a break from it if that makes sense.

And the pressure of cycling through Mexico is non-existent when compared to the constant pressures I had when cycling through Africa. This is definitely more of a cycling vacation so far!

So, a nice day off, looking at the beach, surf, and people walking by. Tomorrow its back to the reality of the road once more.

On a different note, Mexico is one of the majority of countries in the world, where you should not flush used tissue down the toilet. This photo illustrates this in the most amusing manner I have seen so far !

Day off in Puerto Escondido

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How far is Zicatela beach from Puerto Escondido?

Zicatela Beach is located approximately 4 km (2.5 miles) west of Puerto Escondido, Mexico.

Why is Puerto Escondido so popular?

Puerto Escondido is a popular destination due to its stunning beaches, beautiful natural landscapes, and vibrant culture. It is known for its surfing culture and there are several world-class surf breaks in the area.

Where is Playa Zicatela?

Playa Zicatela is located in Puerto Escondido, Mexico. It is situated on the Pacific coast, approximately 4 km (2.5 miles) west of the city center.

Can you swim in the ocean in Puerto Escondido?

Yes, you can swim in the ocean in Puerto Escondido. It has some amazing beaches with lovely waters that are perfect for swimming and enjoying other water activities.


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