Copalita Archaeological Site and Beach Break Day Trip from Puerto Escondido

Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico
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Copalita Archaeological Site and Beach Break Day Trip from Puerto Escondido
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  • Hotel pickup included
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide


You will be picked up from your hotel in Puerto Escondido at 8am and head south with your bilingual guide aboard a van. On the way, see different rural communities in the beautiful Oaxaca Coast and learn some facts about them from your guide. 

If you'd like, you can stop for breakfast at one of the rural communities and enjoy a regional dish of cheese, organic chicken eggs, quesadillas, beef jerky or sausage, coffee, and hand-made fresh corn tortillas (breakfast not included). You'll arrive at the Archaeological site of Copalita, which is the only discovered to date in the Oaxaca Coast on the shores of the Pacific Ocean.

Here, you'll first visit the local museum (not included tickets) to see the different archaeological pieces and learn of the history of the 16 ethnic groups that exist in the state of Oaxaca as well as the description of codices of the ancient Indigenous people. Later, you will enter the Eco-Archaeological Park to see the three pyramidal bases discovered so far. These are the Temple of the Snake, The Ball Game Court, and the Templo Mayor with all the enigmatic history that this place holds.

You'll continue walking in the archaeological area and get excellent views of the Pacific Ocean and visit a Pre-hispanic lighthouse in the upper parts of the area. You'll then head to other viewpoints outside of the Archaeological site and reach Entrega beach where you can snorkel. Then, you can enjoy a good seafood meal at Maguey beach and if you still have energy your guide can take you to the Museum of Oaxacan handicrafts to buy some. 

Your tour ends with hotel drop-off in Puerto Escondido at 7pm.


  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Walking tour
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
  • A minimum of 4 people per booking is required
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time

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Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time

Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.

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