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November Festival

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If you have the chance to visit Puerto Escondido in November, I highly recommend participating in the Fiestas de Noviembre, an essential celebration that immerses you in the city’s most festive period.

For a whole month, concerts, folk dances, surf competitions, motocross, fishing, beach volleyball, and a variety of other activities liven up the city thanks to the collaboration between state entities and private organizations.

The Fiesta de Noviembre is notably distinguished by the Festival Costeño de Danza, where groups from various regions of Oaxaca perform.

The atmosphere of the carnival in Puerto Escondido is also an essential part of this festive period.

The Festival Costeño de Danza is a cultural event where dance groups from different regions along the Mexican coast come together to showcase their dances and folk traditions. It is a celebration that highlights the diversity of traditional dances from coastal regions, offering spectators a vibrant representation of the regional culture through colorful and lively artistic performances.

This event brings together concerts, dance encounters, performing arts workshops, and photography exhibitions at one of Oaxaca’s most touristic venues.

On November 1st and 2nd, Puerto Escondido celebrates the Día de los Muertos, a Mexican tradition honoring the deceased and ancestors. The streets come alive with beautiful colorful altars adorned with marigolds, photos, candles, and the favorite dishes of the departed. Processions, parades, face painting, and live music enliven this coastal town.


I recommend you to visit the ‘Fiesta de Noviembre’> Facebook pageto discover the entire program of this wonderful month of festivities


Having experienced these celebrations last year, I can tell you that those held in Oaxaca, the region’s capital, are equally remarkable. The November Festival, known as “La Guelaguetza,” showcases the region’s cultural and historical diversity through folk dances, music, crafts, and gastronomy. You’ll discover the deep indigenous roots of the region through craft markets offering various local products such as pottery, textiles, and sculptures.

In comparison, the November Festival in Puerto Escondido along the coast focuses more on coastal and local culture. This celebration emphasizes water sports like surfing and fishing, along with the delicious coastal cuisine, highlighting seafood and traditional regional dishes.

The November Festival in Puerto Escondido offers a spectacular cultural immersion, transforming the city into a vibrant theater of traditions, enchanting music, and culinary delights. Colorful parades, folk dances, and music from local musicians create a festive ambiance. Craft stands offer traditional works, providing a genuine immersion into local art and culture. Exploring the gastronomy exhibition, you’ll embark on a flavorful journey with traditional dishes like mole, ceviche, and tacos. Sand sculpture competitions showcase the ingenuity of local artists. Each corner of the city unveils an aspect of its culture, offering an authentic immersion into the diversity of Puerto Escondido.

Respect the Environment and the Community

During your visits, it is essential to respect the environment and the local community. Pickup your trash, avoid disturbing the fauna and flora, and respect the customs and traditions of the residents. By acting responsibly, you will contribute to preserving this beautiful place for future generations.

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