We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
I visit this beach once a week...it is amazing.

I love that you can swim out a long way and the water is Sooo warm. I also love that you have 150... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Loralee B
Lethbridge, Canada
Fantastic place to spend an afternoon

Waters are pretty calm and super warm. Work a deal like 200pesos on the lounges and bring your own... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mississauga, Canada
Read all 398 reviews
All photos (206)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“beautiful beach”(16 reviews)
“steep steps”(4 reviews)
“gentle waves”(3 reviews)
Small, lesser-known cove that isn’t usually crowded.
Puerto Escondido, Mexico
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Puerto Escondido
from USD 22.50
More Info
from USD 65.81
More Info
from USD 40.00
More Info
from USD 35.00
More Info
Reviews (398)
Filter reviews
150 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews beautiful beach steep steps gentle waves small beach worth every step rent surfboards beginning surfers start surfing food vendors minimum consumption long staircase lounge chairs learn to surf favorite beach take your time spend pesos jam packed
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 150 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago

I love that you can swim out a long way and the water is Sooo warm. I also love that you have 150 stairs to go up when you leave - cause I get my exercise. The cantinas have simple tasy food and lots of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Loralee B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Waters are pretty calm and super warm. Work a deal like 200pesos on the lounges and bring your own coolers of beer and sofa.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bigD4233
Reviewed 1 week ago

Carrizalillo is my favorite beach in PE. Make sure you get there early, or you might not get a good set of chairs. Bring cash for drinks and food on the beach.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank svoisin123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here during the end of December. Was way too busy, felt like we were in an indian beach given how many people were theee. Can avoid

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MichaelJT19
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a tiny beach, but the shelf drops off quickly and the waves are gentle, which makes it good for a swim.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank The_Summer_Indian
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This beach has got to be up there in my top 10 most beautiful beaches I have ever come across. Maybe not ideal for anyone with a push chair, wheelchair or elderly person as you have do go down quite a few flights of stairs...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nadine_goranove
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Swim here, lounge here, enjoy the beauty here. Amazing place to go swimming, snorkelling and relax! However, stairs are killer, prepare !

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank juliapoplawski
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to go during the week if you wanna feel local vibe. Plenty of restaurants and shops a few steps from the beach. One of the safest beaches for swimming especially with kids. As this place is tiny, a avoid to go on Sunday...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank EveM26
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

200 pesos per person, the restaurants took the whole beach. You cannot even find a spot to sit down without paying. If it's your first time you can go down the 250 stairs to check it out the view is amazing. Used to be a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank maxime c
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Attended Playa Carrizalillo on two occasions this past stay in Puerto Escondido. We enjoyed it so much the first visit, we had to go back to enjoy another afternoon at the beach. Swimming, surfing, paddle boarding,and relaxing. Water and sand are beautiful. Great service with...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank PJ D
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 48 nearby hotels
Villas Carrizalillo
208 reviews
.12 km away
Villa Mozart y Macondo
225 reviews
.19 km away
Quinta Lili
507 reviews
.30 km away
Villa Lili
347 reviews
.49 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 206 nearby restaurants
Almoraduz Cocina Mexicana de Autor
302 reviews
.23 km away
Turtle Bay Restaurant
355 reviews
.22 km away
239 reviews
.15 km away
El Nene
213 reviews
.36 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 72 nearby attractions
Playa Bacocho
329 reviews
1.50 km away
Puerto Angelito Beach
323 reviews
.47 km away
Playa Coral
64 reviews
.73 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
22 September 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Ana María E | Reviewed this property |
Yo creo que sólo en taxi, pero los taxis de calle en Puerto Escondido son muy económicos. Siempre cobran entre 25 y 35 pesos la dejada en la zona de Puerto.
Jeanette C
23 June 2016|
Response from holachica1 |
Did you find hotel im looking for a budget stay also on this beach.