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If you’re looking for a long term rental in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca on Mexico’s Pacific Coast, here are a few resources to get you started.
Before you begin, be sure to read the Beginner’s Guide to Puerto Escondido Beaches so you know which neighbourhood you are interested in.
Is Puerto Escondido cheap? Not necessarily. Unlike Playa del Carmen or Puerto Vallarta where there’s a large supply of monthly rentals such as condos, timeshares and apartments to choose from, the few holiday rentals in Puerto Escondido disappear quickly and command a premium price.
There’s a loyal crowd who book their favourite vacation rental a year or more in advance. And, adding to the demand for Puerto Escondido rentals, is the influx of vacationers fleeing the sargassum seaweed problem in Cancun, Tulum and Riviera Maya.
So, for the best choice in prime time (January-March and holidays), begin your search early.
Since 2003, I’ve either owned, rented or leased property in Puerto Escondido and written about the Oaxacan coast for Fodor’s Travel Guide and magazines such as Condé Nast, enRoute, WestJet Magazine, TravelAgeWest and many others.
This is what I’ve learned about finding long term vacation rentals in Mexico from Puerto Escondido to Huatulco, Oaxaca.
Note that with all Puerto Escondido vacation rentals — as with most sun destinations — there’s a surcharge during holiday periods.
1. Blue Horizon Real Estate
Given that Puerto Escondido is blessed with an abundance of panoramic vistas of azure Pacific waters, Blue Horizon is the perfect name for a real estate company where the focus is luxury vacation rentals and sales.
Browse their online listings of luxury villas and apartments for rent and you’ll see plenty of sparkling swimming pools, beautiful interiors and infinite views.
Or, stop by their office on the Rinconada and chat with the very knowledgable Martina Rotter about your dream home wish list or vacation needs. German, Spanish and English is spoken.
2. La Escondida Condominiums
With an open design that’s a fusion of outdoor living and contemporary interior space, the villas at La Escondida Pacific Oceanfront Villas and Condos are the kind of luxury digs that would be at home on a clifftop in Spain or a hip enclave of Los Angeles.
Located near Playa Manzanillo and easy walking distance to both the Adoquin and popular restaurants on the Rinconada, La Escondida is perfect for vacationers looking for a central location, modern architecture and fantastic views.
To inquire about renting one of these posh units, call or message Ellie at 503-310-6038 via WhatsApp.
3. Puerto Escondido Facebook Groups – Houses and Apartments to Rent
A relatively new resource for finding long term rentals in Puerto Escondido is Facebook, in one of the many Facebook groups and marketplaces.
You’ll need to join the group to have access to see vacation home, monthly rentals and apartment listings (or to post specific rental needs you might have).
But it’s worth it to join as there is quite a steady supply of houses and apartments to rent.
Each group has different rules for joining so be sure to read and abide by the moderators rules. Puerto Housing – Monthly Rentals Only offers quite a selection of long term rentals. While not designed for short term vacation rentals, if you’re planning to stay awhile you may find your dream home.
Another option for finding rentals in Puerto Escondido is Puerto Escondido People, a large and active Facebook group.
It features a collection of listings with everything from lost and found pets to property rentals and sales. It’s the best source of last-minute shared accommodations with rooms to rent, long term rentals and apartments for rent.
Another option to look into on Facebook is the Puerto Escondido Marketplace – Vende y Compra group. While it’s mostly focused on goods for sale, there are sometimes monthly rentals listed as well.
4. Las Turquezas Apartments
Situated overlooking Playa Coral and Playa Carrizalillo, these fully equipped apartments in a prime neighbourhood of Puerto Escondido feature balconies with views, a swimming pool, a grill area, gardens and well-maintained one or two-bedroom units.
There’s also AC available which is a bonus as many Puerto Escondido rentals don’t offer air conditioning. Family and adjoining rooms make this hotel popular with families.
Note that noise and fumes from idling buses can be an issue in some apartments due to weekend influxes of tourists to a neighbouring property.
Check rates and availability of Las Turquezas apartments on Booking.com.
5. Eglantina Condominiums
Overlooking the blue waters of the Pacific, adult-oriented Eglantina condominiums offers two buildings with well-appointed 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartments for rent. There’s no AC.
The two swimming pools, one overlooking the ocean and the other surrounded by lush landscaping make a quiet retreat after a busy day shopping at the nearby market.
Note: Ongoing construction of La Escondida condominiums next door may results in noise disruption and/or obstruction of views so check before you go.
One of the highlights of this property is that the spacious rooftop palapas offer unobstructed ocean views. They also have larger kitchens than most monthly rentals in Puerto Escondido.
6. Pat Courtney Rentals
Vacation rental guru and gal-about-town, Pat Courtney of Pat Courtney Rentals has over 20 years experience in finding the perfect holiday escape both in Puerto Escondido and neighbouring communities.
One of the more affordable apartment rentals in her collection is Casitas La Fe, located a five minute walk from the main Zicatela strip but a world away in tranquility.
Each of the four ground-level studio apartments and one bedroom second floor units are well-maintained and cared for. Plus, you’ll enjoy access to a small pool and a rooftop palapa with ocean views.
Whether you opt for a 3 bedroom luxury villa or a budget beach bungalow, at Pat Courtney Rentals you will be guaranteed a prompt, caring response and thorough follow-through.
7. Tomzap.com – Long Term Rentals Marketplace
This cryptic sounding name is actually a comprehensive and well-established online guide to Mexico’s Pacific Coasts offering a wealth of information, a lively forum (registration required to comment) and a section with real estate listings, hotels and even trailer parks.
You’ll find many Puerto Escondido rental properties listed here that you might not find listed on other websites, so it’s well worth taking a look.
Be sure to click through to the listings where you can see photo galleries of the properties available. For a budget-friendly vacation property with stunning ocean views, check out Casa Maravilla.
It’s received several positive reviews and is located within the Barlovento Hotel property near the lighthouse. It’s a short walk to the Adoquin with its shopping, restaurants and bars.
You can also find contact information for popular vacation rentals such as the Ben-Zaa Hotel and Casa de Dan bungalows.
Tomzap is also a prime place to find a vacation rental in Mazunte, San Agustanillo and Zipolite, the string of beautiful beaches between Puerto Escondido and Huatulco.
Looking for a vacation rental further afield? Consult our post on 7 Reasons to Love Mazunte for more about other beach destinations on the coast of Oaxaca, Mexico.
8. Puerto Real Estate Vacation Rentals
You’ve seen their dream homes on House Hunters International so check out their listings of Puerto Escondido vacation rentals and try one of their properties for yourself.
The Puerto Escondido Real Estate and Vacation Rentals website offers the largest selection of vacation rentals in Puerto Escondido and has something available for most budgets.
A quick look at their listings shows rentals from $250 USD a week to $3,950 a week and beyond for a 4.5 bedroom luxury villa.
If you’re looking to rent a house in Puerto Escondido or a vacation rental with a pool, you should be able to find it on this website.
If you’re interested in booking at Vivo Resort on Playa Palmarito Beach, note that it’s a 30 minute drive from Puerto Escondido.
Check rates and availability at Vivo Resorts on Booking.com
9. HomeAway and AirBnB
Checking on HomeAway.com and AirBnB is also worthwhile when it comes to finding Puerto Escondido rentals long term or short term. Be sure to search by neighbourhood as well as “Puerto Escondido” in order see the largest selection.
For example, for a spectacular stay near Agua Blanca, check out the Hidden Paradise Beachfront Resort featuring an entire villa and private room rental. It happens to be near several top seafood restaurants. If you love fresh oysters, this is the place to be.
Another highly rated property for long term rental in Puerto Escondido is Suites Dorados Deluxe located near the Rinconada.
In this six-unit building, all suites have fully-equipped kitchens, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a spacious living dining room. They also have AC – all for around $100 USD a night in the peak season.
AirBnB is also the place to book architectural showpieces such as Casa Tiny, located outside of Puerto Escondido near Casa Wabi, the artist retreat designed by Tadao Ando, and the upscale Hotel Escondido.
If you’re going to stay out of town, you’ll want to consider renting a car in Puerto Escondido so you can get around.
Many of the rental property listings on AirBnB are identical to those on the individual rental company websites. But there are also several properties being rented by individual landlords. Be sure to check the reviews on multiple sites before booking.
Check out our tips on cooking in a vacation rental.
10. Punta Esmeralda Suites
Snag one of these 18 suites during high season and you’ll feel as though you’ve scored a real deal. And you have. Punta Esmeralda Hotel Suites come with a large terrace, full kitchen, AC, swimming pool and jacuzzi and all the amenities of a full-service hotel ( laundry, wi-fi, safety deposit box).
Suites on the upper level even have an ocean view.
All overlook a nicely landscaped pool area. Eight standard rooms are also available but it’s worth it to pay a premium and upgrade to a suite. Rates can be negotiated if business is slow.
This hotel is just one block to the beach and One Love Restaurant & Hostal at the base of Tamaulipas. One Love Hostal is an eco-chic hostel just steps to the beach. It’s architecturally stunning and has a rooftop deck where you can swing in a hammock and listen to the waves.
Check rates and availability for Punta Esmeralda Hotel & Suites on Booking.com.
Check rates and availability for One Love Hostal on Booking.com
11. Casamar Suites
Although this boutique property in the Brisas de Zicatela area felt like an outpost when it was first constructed, the growing population in Puerto Escondido now places it in the heart of the action.
You can easily walk to La Punta, go surfing or enjoy a fabulous breakfast at the new Zicatela Market and then retreat to the lush gardens set around a pretty free-form swimming pool inside a gated complex.
The family-friendly, well-maintained suites range in size from studios to two bedrooms, most with terraces, many with AC (extra-charge) and well-equipped kitchens. Yoga classes and other activities are complimentary for guests.
Check rates and availability at Hotel Casamar Suites on Booking.com.
12. Suites Coral
This small, low-rise apartment building is located steps away from Playa Manzanillo in the Hidalgo neighbourhood of Puerto Escondido.
The well-kept, spacious two-bedroom suites have full kitchens, a dining room and living area. Suites Coral offers a communal swimming pool, AC, a rooftop palapa, large terrace, in-suite laundry facilities, WiFi and cleaning service (at extra charge) set within lush gardens in a secure facility.
It’s available on AirBnB and is at the upper end of Puerto Escondido vacation rentals in terms of cost.
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13. Hostels in Puerto Escondido
A hostel is another good option when looking for a budget place to stay in Puerto Escondido. Their convenient locations, efficient coworking spaces, opportunities for partying and amenities such as communal kitchens and yoga classes make hostels attractive to a growing number of digital nomads and travellers.
- One Love Hostal: Located in Las Brisas de Zicatela near La Punta, the architecture at One Love Hostal and restaurant is the creation of a recognized architect from Veracruz. She’s combined her keen eye for design with inspiration drawn from music icons of the 1960s and 70s. The result is a rustic yet modern space. One Love Hostalis best known for its yoga classes and restaurant, one of the most popular places to eat in Puerto Escondido.
- Selina Hostel: Conveniently located on the Zicatela strip across from Zicatela Beach, home of the Mexican Pipeline surf break, Selina Hostel is known for its comfortable coworking space, sparkling swimming pool and excellent wifi. It’s widely considered the best hostel for digital nomads in Puerto Escondido.
- Casa Losodeli & Coworking Space: Situated on Highway 200 within walking distance to Puerto Angelito beach, Manzanillo beach and Carrizalillo beach, this family-run, adults-only hostel offers excellent wifi. Casa Losodeli & Coworking Space is also conveniently located near the central commercial zone of Puerto Escondido home to Benito Juarez market, shopping and budget restaurants.
Travel Guide to Vacation Home, Condos, Apartments and Real Estate in Puerto Escondido
Insider Tip: Book early! It’s not unusual for popular properties to be booked, a year or more in advance.
Huatulco: If you’re travelling to Puerto Escondido via Huatulco (such as with Interjet, Westjet or Air Canada), it’s fun to book time in Huatulco and experience a swanky planned tourism development.
Best Airport Hotels in Puerto Escondido: If you need a hotel near Puerto Escondido airport for an early morning departure when it can sometimes be difficult to hail a taxi, both the Hotel Posada Real and Hotel Villasol offer 24 hour front desk service.
They also offer access to private beach clubs on Bacocho beach so you can relax and unwind prior or post-flight.
Check rates and availability at Hotel Posada Real Puerto Escondido on Booking.com.
Check rates and availability at Hotel & Suites Villasol on Booking.com
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Dividing her time between Canada, Guatemala and Mexico (or the nearest tropical beach), Michele Peterson is the founder of A Taste for Travel. Her award-winning travel and food writing has appeared in Lonely Planet’s cookbook Mexico: From the Source, National Geographic Traveler, Fodor’s and 100+ other publications.
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