We arrived in Puerto Escondido after a full day of driving (450KM and 9 hours). The directions to our campground went something like this: Drive toward the beach and turn left. There will be an alley. Ask around for Elba.
These directions (which worked surprisingly well) will give you a pretty good feel for the soul of Puerto Escondido. This international surfer’s paradise has earned the award of ‘most likely to return to’ in Mexico. The mellow vibe was so infectious, we felt transported not only in place but time as well.