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Puerto Ángel, Oaxaca

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Puerto Angel, Oaxaca


Casa Arnel, Hotel, $, (C)
Husband and wife team Piche and Concepción run this small five-room hotel out of their house, about half a block from the Naval Station. The family lives downstairs on the first floor, while the hotel rooms — with white tiled floors, comfortable beds, and private bathrooms — are upstairs on the second and third floors. Upon request, Concepción will cook you filling, inexpensive breakfast (available between 7:30 and 10:30 a.m.), and if Piche, a fisherman, has a good day, there may be fresh fish available for dinner.

  • Jose Azuela No. 666; Puerto Ángel; rooms with private bath Mex$200; credit cards not accepted; phone (958) 584-3051


Perla Negra, Seafood Restaurant, $-$$$, (P)
Located at the east end of on Playa Panteon, this modest seafood restaurant, the most economical on the beach, consists of only a dozen or so plastic tables set in the sand and tucked beneath a high palapa roof. For comida and dinner, the kitchen serves from a menu familiar to the coast of filleted fish, octupus, and shrimp, along with some Oaxacan classics for all meals, all to great effect.

  • Open daily 8 a.m. - 11 p.m.


Super 7 Regiones, Supermarket
Best stocked market in town for foodstuffs and toiletries, along with a small selection of inexpensive wines, mostly Argentinean and Chilean.

  • Open daily 8 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Getting Around

Camionetas (MX$5) run all day long between Pochutla and Puerto Angel. The best place to wait for one is one at the intersection one block uphill (northeast of the pier) on the road to Pochutla. (P) What's more, camionetas originating in Zipolite pass by this intersection on their way to Pochutla as well, taking either the main road or the side street. (See blue lines on map.)

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