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If you’re looking for a vacation rental in Puerto Escondido in 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.
Although Puerto Escondido is still under the radar for many travellers, its beautiful beaches, thriving food scene and rich culture draw a loyal crowd who book their favourite rental property a year or more in advance.
Unlike Playa del Carmen or Puerto Vallarta where there’s a large supply of condos, timeshares and apartments to choose from, the few holiday rentals in Puerto Escondido disappear quickly. For the best choice in prime time (which is January-March and holidays), begin your search early.
Whether you’re looking for a minimalist escape, a luxury condo or a sprawling beachfront villa, here are some resources for long and short term vacation rentals in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca.
Note that with all Puerto Escondido vacation rentals — as with most sun destinations — there’s a surcharge during holiday periods.
1. Puerto Real Estate
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 interested in booking at Vivo Resort on Playa Palmarito Beach, a short drive from Puerto Escondido or Leblon, the luxury apartment condo building near Manzanillo Beach, you can find listings for those properties here.
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 property with stunning ocean views, check out Casa Maravilla as it has received several positive reviews and is located within the Barlovento Hotel property near the lighthouse. 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.
3. Puerto Escondido Facebook Groups
A relatively new resource for finding 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 the listings (or to post rentals you might have available) but it’s worth it to do so as there is quite a steady supply of properties available.
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 and while not designed for short term vacation rentals, if you’re planning to stay awhile you may find your dream home.
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 property rentals listed as well.
4. 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 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.
5. Eglantina Condominiums
Overlooking the blue waters of the Pacific, adult-oriented Eglantina condominiums offers two buildings with well-appointed 2-bedroom, 2-bath suites. 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.
Two large rooftop palapas offer unobstructed ocean views. Located between Principal Beach and Manzanillo Beach, it is also easy walking distance to the Adoquin.
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.
Choose your mood and go Bali, traditional Mexican or contemporary at one of the listings — Zicatela Suites — located a five minute walk from the main Zicatela strip but a world away in tranquility. Each of the expansive 750 SF one-bedroom suites is decorated in a different style – the first floor is upscale Mexican traditional with stunning Talavera tile work, classic furniture and a large deck.
On the second floor, you’re transported to Bali with bamboo, Asian-themed decor and an airy terrace. The third floor is contemporary with sleek furnishings with Mexican flair. What all three have in common are luxe details such as stainless-steel appliances, quality linens, inspiring artwork and all the bells and whistles you’d expect in a top property.
Whether you choose a 3 bedroom, 5 bath luxury villa or an expansive home with an infinity pool or a budget beach bungalow, at Pat Courtney Rentals you’re guaranteed a prompt, caring response and thorough follow-through.
7. 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, one of the most appealing Puerto Escondido properties listed on AirBnb is Hidden Paradise, a sparkling clean oceanfront condominium featuring 2 bedrooms and 2 baths that sleeps six. Rates begin at $133 per night.
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.
8. 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.
The hotel is one block to the beach and One Love Restaurant at the base of Tamaulipas.
9. 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.
10. Huatulco Vacation Rentals
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. There are actually quite a few things to do in Huatulco — from cooking classes to snorkeling and more — so it’s well worth planning to stay here for a long-stay vacation.
Overall, the Bahias de Huatulco planned resort community features wide boulevards, a state-of-the-art sewage treatment system, a commercial support area, protected ecological green spaces and upscale resort zones. If you’re looking for a luxurious escape, check out Resort Real Estate Services, a market leader in Huatulco real estate.
Their focus is on luxury sales and rentals but they also offer a variety of client services from financing assistance to construction consultation, to title insurance and bank trusts. They even do location scouting and production services for film and television. They can also work as your buyer representative, property manager, and vacation rental consultant.
NOTE: This post was originally published in 2016 but has been substantially updated and republished in 2019.
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.
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