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Playa Escobilla


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About Playa Escobilla

Playa Escobilla Sanctuary.  Located in Oaxaca, it protects rainforests that provide habitat for more than 500 species of fauna, of which at least 86 are in danger of ex...

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How to get there?

  • Most important locality

    Huatulco at 68 Km.
    Puerto Escondido at 41 Km by federal highway 200, takes 30 minutes and passes through Centro, Brisas de Zicatela, Santa Elena el Tule, Rio Valdeflores, Tilzapote, Guapinole, La Barra del Potrero and San Pedro Pochutla.

  • Airport

    Puerto Escondido International Airport - Oaxaca
    Bahías de Huatulco International Airport - Oaxaca

References and Transportation
  • Ways to get there

    Km 180.5 of Federal Highway 200, Pinotepa Nacional - Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, between Puerto Escondido and Pochutla. From the turnoff there is a...

  • Transportation facilities

    Private or rented car, collective cabs, public transportation in Puerto Escondido, Pochutla and tour operators.

  • Mobility within the protected area

    Through the trail, on dirt and sandy trails accompanied by local guides authorized by CONANP.

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  • Schedules

    Various schedules depending on turtle nesting

    Turtle arrival from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Hatchlings integration from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

  • Entrance fee

    $46.23 MXN

  • Average weather in the area

    Tropical coastal, 28ºC

    Hot and semi-humid. Sunny most of the year. Rains from June to November.

Playa Escobilla in Mexico

Activities and recommendations



  • The peak arrival season is from September to November.
  • We recommend light tropical clothing, comfortable shoes for walking in the sand, a hat or cap, including a jacket or light raincoat.


Services within the PA

Field station
Information modules

Lodging near the PA

Lodging in family homes

Food service near the PA

Cheap restaurants
Family restaurants
Traditional homemade food

Available services in the nearest locality to the PA

Gas station
Phone booth

Nearest locality to the PA

Huatulco at 68 Km.
Puerto Escondido at 41 Km by federal highway 200, takes 30 minutes and passes through Centro, Brisas de Zicatela, Sa...

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Admission fee

Protected Area entrance fee

$46.23 MXN Entrance prices per person, per day, as collection of rights.

Senior citizens, pensioned and retired persons, disabled persons, and minors under 12 years of age will be exempt from the payment of fees, whose status will be accredited once they enter the Protected Area, if applicable, with the corresponding valid credential. A 50% discount will be applied to students and teachers with a valid credential, which must be presented upon entering the Protected Area.

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Interesting facts

The olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) is the most significant species at Playa Escobilla, and is one of the few sites on the plane...

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Observation of the arrival of olive ridley sea turtles and observation of the integration of sea turtles in their natural habitat. Observati...

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Representative species of PA

Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas), Leatherback Sea Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea), Hawksbill Sea Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata bissa), Ameri...

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You can see more representative species of Playa Escobilla on the web site

Go to the Naturalista web site

Visitor regulations

Follow these indications to conserve the Protected Area

1. Contributes to conservation
2. Ideal luggage
3. Take care of your Natural and Cultural Heritage
4. Manage your waste respon...

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  • PA office address

    Mexican Turtle Center, Mazunte, Tonameca Oxaca.

  • Phone

    +52 (995) 105 0376

  • Email


PA social networks
Gobierno de México
Medio Ambiente