Ooooo Puerto. The magical, oft sickeningly hot, tropical beach land that is Puerto. I have nothing but love for the town itself but I must admit my experience was marred slightly by 48 hours of a pretty nasty stomach bug that lead to a gnarly fever for which I was bed-ridden. Womp womp womb. Aside from that, we got a number of gorgeous days of surf in and saw some of the most spectacular sunsets on this side of the globe.
It’s a small town made even smaller by the fact we spent four days in Brisas de Zicatela (the southern tip) and then four days in Zicatela itself. We don’t have that many specific recs other than we strongly encourage you to check out Punta (Brisas). It feels much more local and there’s a great surf break for both beginners and advanced surfers. We stayed at the Puerto Surf House which is a sublime slice of heaven, though after more mosquito bites (and possible heat rash) than I could count, we moved on over to Hotel Santa Fe which is straight LUXURY. We dug both. Below are some highlights from our week. Enjoy!