Located a 15-minute drive east of the center of town, in the surfing world this coconut-palm-lined, three-kilometer (just under two-mile) stretch of sand is considered the third best on earth, and hosts a number of top-level international competitions, in August and November, although the month for the wildest waves is June. The "Mexican Pipeline" is this country´s largest wave, sometimes reaching ten feet in height - and after Hawaii´s Banzai Pipeline considered one of the world´s most powerful. If you´re not up to tackling these gnarly behemoths (and they´re really not for the inexperienced), just kick back and one of the many beach bars and eateries and watch the surfer boys (and girls) have at it. (There are also small hotels and guesthouses for overnighting.)
Read more in Tripatini contributor Rohny Jones´ post Nifty (and Gnarly) Puerto Escondido, Mexico.