|One end of Zicatela Beach|
As the days and weeks went by we learned the history of Puerto Escondido. Its name originates from Escondida meaning hidden woman. Legend indicates that the pirate, Andrés Drake, brother of Sir Francis Drake, captured an indigenous woman and kept her on board the ship. He stopped at the port for a rest and during this time the woman jumped off the ship, swam to the beach and disappeared into the jungle never to be found again. By the early 20th century, its name evolved to Puerto Escondido.
|Along the "El Adoquin"|
As we walked and discovered the different parts of Puerto, we reached the tourist centre, locally known as “El Adoqin.” There are restaurants, cafes, night clubs, night markets and many shops along the paved sidewalk. There is also the treacherous walkway over narrow paths, stairs and bridges that takes you to the lookout point, called Sueño Posible (Possible Dream) just below the Lighthouse.
Below watch the video: The Morning Routine on Playa Principal
(Source: Puerto Escondido: Wikipedia)
At the end of March we returned to the cold, snowy spring in Toronto.