Sometimes, you want to be like Ariel and go where the people are. In Mexico, that might mean heading to Cabo or maybe Cancun, having one too many resort margaritas, and dancing the night away. Other times, you just want to get away from it all and enjoy the serenity of crashing waves. If you’re seeking for the latter, you’d do well to book yourself a flight to a tiny coastal town called Puerto Escondido.
The town’s name literally translates to “hidden port,” and true to its name, the destination remains low-key. Unlike more popular destinations, this is a spot for serious surfers and others who simply want a chill time with their lovers or loved ones (or even just solo). Fly in on a Friday afternoon (keep in mind you’ll likely have to make one or two stops on your flight—did we mention it’s fairly escondido?), and you’ll have plenty of time to explore the town on a mellow weekend getaway.