Head to Puerto Escondido this fall.
Puerto Escondido, a few hours south of Oaxaca, is a beach town that is on the rise. The secret of its charm is starting to get out, so come and visit now while it still has its unrefined charm and all the best local flavors!
What is the Citizen House like?
You’ll be living in a boutique hotel nestled within the security of rustic stone walls, with delightfully cozy common areas, like a rooftop deck with a panoramic view of the ocean or a lush green terrace that surrounds a two-tiered pool. The four-story hotel has five suites that all feature in-suite bathrooms, as well as three studio rooms that share a bathroom.
Think of the hotel as a beachside sanctuary, with an intimate vibe that has been built and cultivated by the friendly and welcoming staff who will be there throughout the entirety of the Puerto Citizen House. Check out the property photos to see where you’ll be living!
Where is the Citizen House located in Puerto Escondido?
The Citizen House is in the heart of La Punta, a marvellously mellow beach-side neighborhood where locals and expats live side-by-side, and where the idea of community is cherished. You’ll be within a five minute walk to the beach, as well as the main intersection of La Punta. There are small markets, including fresh fruit and vegetable stands, as well as restaurants, beach bars and stores all throughout La Punta.
Check out Playa Punta Zicatela on Google Maps to get an idea of the location of the neighborhood.
Where is Puerto Escondido?
Puerto Escondido is on the southern Pacific coast in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico. It is a one hour flight from Mexico City, or a 6.5 hour drive from Oaxaca City.
What is Puerto Escondido like?
Puerto Escondido is a quintessential small beach town, filled with people who will smile at you as you walk down the street barefoot, and who will know you by name after just a few days. Famous amongst surfers for its prime spot on the Mexican Pipeline, the city has retained a hippy soul, and attracts good vibes, fresh seafood and vibrant nightly sunsets. The secret of its charm is starting to get out—visit while it still has unrefined charm and local flavor.
How to do I get to Puerto Escondido?
The quickest and easiest way to Puerto Escondido is by flight—it’s a one-hour direct flight from Mexico City. If you’re booking a flight from outside of Mexico, it is typically best practice to book your Mexico City and Puerto Escondido flights separately, as regional airlines service the PXM airport. Look for VivaAerobus, Interjet, AeroMar and Volaris. At the airport, there are taxis or colectivo vans waiting upon your arrival, which will take you on the 15-20 minute drive to La Punta.
You can take also take a bus or regional van from Oaxaca City, but it is quite a windy drive through the mountains!
Where can I work from in Puerto Escondido?
The Citizen House has wifi, but as with most Remote Year accommodations, we can’t guarantee the ability to flawlessly stream or take video calls for work. Work hard, play hard. There is a Selina workspace in Zicatela, a ten-minute drive away, with daily, weekly and monthly rates.
What’s included in the price?
- Ready-for-move-in bed in either a private or shared room
- Each room includes personal bed linens and towels, a hair dryer and security safe
- Common living areas—reception courtyard, communal BBQ area and bar, full-sized tennis court, palapa rooftop terrace, hammock + library lounge, two-tiered pool
- Citizens community, with roommates and housemates from other Remote Year programs
- Remote Year-planned community experiences (some events with an additional fee)
- Access to surfboard, bicycle and skateboard rentals (rental fee applies)
- An unofficial calendar with fun things planned for the group by the group weekly like family dinners, movie night and more
What’s not included in the price?
Note: We can assist with arranging everything below.
- Airport transfers
- Local experiences
- Workspace access or WiFi hotspots
When is the full payment due?
Payment for the Puerto Citizen House is due in full within 48 hours of your commitment. You will receive instructions on how to book via the Remote Year Marketplace. Barring the exceptions described in the Extreme Situations of Remote Year’s Payment Policies, your Puerto Citizen House payment is non-refundable.
Can I bring a plus one?
Yes! We love to have couples and friends join in on the Citizen House fun! The additional charge per night for a guest or couples is $15 US a night. This option is available for purchase on the Marketplace and if your guest is staying for less than the week you are booking, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to the amount of washrooms in the building, guests can only be added to private rooms, with a max occupancy of two people per room.
What types of activities are available?
- Water sports like surfing, stand up paddle boarding and snorkeling
- Beaches, beaches and more beaches
- Get active on the property’s private, full-sized tennis court
- Stretch with sunrise or sunset yoga on the palapa rooftop terrace
- Play beach volleyball at sunset with the local crew, or go for Spike Ball with Travis
- Head into El Centro for 10 peso al pastor tacos or the fresh sashimi at a hidden local spot
- Dance the night away in one of the beach bars in Zicatela
- Head out to the seas to spot dolphins or go deep sea fishing with a local guide
- Dine on a beachside cliff while watching the sunset at renowned Restaurant Espadin
Who else will be living at the Puerto Escondido Citizen House?
This experience is exclusive to Remote Year Nation members and their guests (hello, Friends and Family benefit). You can view the names of other participating Citizens in the Booking Sheet, and interact with your future housemates in the #citizens-puerto channel on Nation Slack.
How do I get around in Puerto?
- Walking—The Citizen House is a short walk to the beach, or to the main area of La Punta
- Taxi—Easily available to hail on the street, it’s about 30-40 pesos one-way to Zicatela or El Centro
- Colectivo—Catch a colectivo truck at the stop about 10 minutes walking from the Citizen House, a 10-15 peso ride to Zicatela or El Centro
- Scooter or Car Rental—If you’re in Puerto Escondido for a longer stay, rent a vehicle to explore other coastal towns or nearby beaches
What is the weather like in Puerto in September and October?
Beach town, beach weather. In September and October, the average high is 30°C (86°F) and the average low is 24°C (75°F), with about 12 hours of daylight. Most days consist of warm sunshine as the region comes out of the hottest summer months. There will be some rain showers, but these typically happen in the evening or at night.
Check out the Booking Sheet here.