Puerto Escondido, also known as “Hidden Port” in English. This is a small port and tourist hub in San Pedro Mixtepec Distrito 22, Oaxaca, Mexico. In the 1930s, the establishment of a town in this area didn’t occur until that time. Despite the intermittent use of the bay for shipping coffee, the absence of drinkable water prevented establishing a permanent settlement.
The name “Puerto Escondido” originated from the legend of a woman who escaped her captors and sought refuge here.
Before the 1930s, the Nahuatl term for this region was Zicatela, meaning “place of large thorns,”. Now specifically referring to the area’s renowned beach.