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Posada Real Puerto Escondido

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Whent to Puerto Escandido to surf the big waves and I loved that hotel, basic but nice all inclusive, minutes from Playa Zicatela!! Best place not to expensive. Super view and super sevice!!! Will go back next year for sure.

We had been to Huatulco many times but this was our first time in Puerto Escondido. We just wanted to see something a bit different. We got in late Saturday afternoon after about a two hour shuttle ride (the first part of the ride is a bit hairy by the way) and checked in quickly. It has more of a hotel feel to it as opposed to a resort, but the rooms were fine and it was clean. There is no in room safe but there are lockboxes that require a two key entry at the front desk and it was fine and possibly more secure than some of the in room safes at other places. We really keep to ourselves when we travel and feel no need to be pampered by anyone. That being said, the staff was friendly and attentive. We did not do the full all inclusive based on other reviews so I can't comment on the food other than the buffet looked fine to me. There are plenty of places to eat within walking distance so we ate out for breakfast and dinner everyday and hung out at the Coco Club and ate croissants (aka cuernitos) from the local bakery and other baked goods for lunch with a few beers and "Cuba libres." This is a Pepsi only resort for those who care. We prefer Coca Light but sometimes you just roll with it. Cabs are cheap by the way-- 30 to 45 pesos max. The Coco Club has lots of shady palapas to sit under and this late in the season it was completely uncrowded. Sitting by the beach, going for walks, napping in the shade were great. If you are hungry you can order from the snack bar/restaurant . We only did this once for chips and salsa and guacamole. We jokingly called the walk down to the beach "the stairs of death" (112 stair steps) but it was our choice to walk since they offer a shuttle. The surf is rough but we knew this going in-- it is clearly posted in many spots to not swim, but it is beautiful. Ricardo was the bartender and Flor was a waitress and they are friendly and take good care of the guests. There were a couple of guys on the beach who got oysters every day and sold them for 160 pesos a dozen. I got adventurous and tried them and they were very good and obviously fresh. A squeeze of lime and a touch of hot sauce and they are good. There is a bit of risk health wise I suppose..... The sunsets over the ridge are wonderful. We turn in early and by 930-1000 pm all is quiet. I felt very comfortable walking down the roads near the resort, but not so much near Zicatela beach. The waves there are awesome, but it just didn't give a warm fuzzy feeling on that side of town. All said we really enjoyed our vacation at Posada Real.

We have been here for a heavenly ten days and will find it tough to leave shortly. Simply put, it is a great little hotel. We never tire of its laid back charm, stunning location, professional and warm staff, brilliant beach club, excellent food and fine tour service Pascon Travel. The management of the staff is encouraging and supportive and these fine people, who do not always speak much English are as helpful and supportive as possible. A very friendly say the least -like being home. We have enjoyed all of the changing buffets and some particularly tasty Mexican and Oaxaca specialties. The bartenders and wait staff are flriendly and efficient. Special thanks to Vladimir, Oliver, Erick and Carlos who introduced us to the Mescallin! The pools are clean and well-located on both the upper-level with the beautiful sunsets and the lower beachfront, Coco's Club. The Bacocho Beach is stunning, weird shaped rocks, crashing waves, Sandy expanses and diving birds-but too wild for swimming-use the pools! We have taken three tours with Pascon travel which is located in the lobby and have enjoyed all three, ranging from riding horses to hot springs in the mountains( quite demanding), a full day water ventures through Chacahua lagoon, a breathtaking adventure, and an unbelievable night swim in Manialtepic Lagoon swimming in luminescent plankton, staring at a starlit sky and cheerfully avoiding flying fish trying to jump into our speeding lancha ( two succeeded)! Thanks to Marian, Mauro, Gregorio, and Carlos! A special thanks to the lovely Viva Puerto magazine for useful background info about Puerto Escondido.

Had a very pleasant stay at this resort with my wife. Very nice accommodations, very good food and drinks, and staff was extremely nice and always willing to make our stay better. The pools were very nice and the grounds beautiful. I would highly recommended this resort to anyone who wants to get away and enjoy the great ocean views and white sands of this area.

Clean, safe , quiet hotel, Food is average just average, but fresh, We ate breakfast fresh omelette station, lots of fresh fruit and yogurt. Snack on beach. Ate out for dinner every night. Terrible coffee, terrible wine, Servers in Restaurant definitely wait on Mexicans first even if You were there first, We had to get Our own coffee and refills , same as beach bar the bar tender would ignore Us wait on locals first , not very attentive which is silly as Us Gringos tip. First time in Mexico this has happened I am You serve who ever is first no priority. Rooms are clean lots of hot water, no decks only few on front, bar closes at 10;30. DO Not go for night life!! Town or beach bars You will hardly see any one about. It was perfect!! Beach club here is amazing one of the best beaches ever. Be really careful in The Ocean the under tow is strong not good for Children or Adults!! We were there a guy was drug out and broke His leg..

First off, it is a small hotel which means the buffet is not as large and varied as the mega resorts. This was the only area which we were not highly satisfied but as the local restaurants were outstanding it was not an issue. And we understand that with the small number of visitors there is no good reason to have a large buffet. Back to the hotel, the staff was great and accommodating but were not all fluent in English, we know enough Spanish to get by so that is not an issue. While we were there the weekend was semi-busy with what looked to be local Mexican families who were having a great time. I would say if there was more than a half dozen Americans there I would be surprised. Other than the weekend I would estimate the hotel no more than 20% booked. The pool near the rooms was decent size but we spent most of our time at the Coco Beach Bar which again was very nice and very lightly populated during our stay. The rooms were acceptable, small but clean and comfortable. The staff was very attentive and friendly even with the language barrier. In summary, we would have no problem returning to Posada Real. The best part are the sunsets. The hotel sits atop an 80 foot or so cliff above the beach. There is a bar / palapa at the edge of the cliff with a couple of dozen chairs lined up so that everyone can watch the gorgeous sunset with a cold drink in hand before dinner. Note, if you fly into Huatulco the drive is a bit long after being on a 4 hour flight.

Very nice small quant place The staff was accommodating but had language barrier. We were very pleased to be offered a room with a king bed and ocean view instead of beds put together and 4 walls to look at. Every evening had the sun set if we were in the room. The ocean is rough there but has 3 other places u can go to if wanting to go in the ocean. The shore is long. Did not walk all of it when there. The buffet meals not the best and not much variety but it's a small place. Breakfasts were great thanks Salvador for great omelettes.To the cleaning staff 5star as they keep everything nice and clean threw the resort. There were 2 places we went out to eat the Mediterraneana pizza and split coconut which were both very good. Pretty much the only thing that bothered us was no drinks after 10:30 and all quiet after 11:00 so we would order more drinks before bar closed and just sit in a quite lobby. Enjoyed the peacefulness and sanctuary of the place. The coco beach bar and restaurant some 100 steps down from main 1 but can get a lift only missed the 6 o'clock shuttle back up and had to walk up almost didn't make it wow! Puerto Escondido is also a 2 hr drive from hautalco airport didn't mind the scenic drive.

As everyone has said, the grounds are beautiful and well maintained. The staff is very helpful and friendly. The Coco Beach Club is a great place to spend the day and totally relax. Its not fancy, but its clean, quiet, and very restful. Eduardo in the main dining room at night was terrific as were most of the wait staff. There are just a few negative things I wish to acknowledge. The first one is the stairs and no ramps. My husband has to walk with a cane and had a hard time navigating the stairs (especially the ones with no hand rail). The second was the television. With half of the guests from either Canada or the US they only had 1 English channel (Fox news) and once in a while an English movie with Spanish subtitles. They could use 2 or 3 more. This was our first time to Puerto Escondido. We chose the Posada Real as we have stayed at the Posada Real in Los Cabos and knew what to expect. The food was OK as were the drinks. We asked for a renovated room (thank you TripAdvisor) and were not disappointed. The taxis are cheap (35 pesos) to just about anywhere in town and the beaches are beautiful. We're not sure if we will return to the Posada because of the stair situation, but will definitely return to Puerto Escondido.

The hotel and grounds are as lovely and well maintained as the photos show. The location overlooking the massive beach is amazing and the sunsets are breathtaking. The hotel is all inclusive but it is relatively small and a 2 hour drive away from the huge resort area of Huatulco. Do not expect massive American style buffets, an activities team and constant entertainment. I loved the food and really enjoyed the wonderful selections and Mexican flavors.The restaurants were all open air and clean. My room on the third floor was beautifully renovated, clean, comfortable, quiet and a great sleep with the window open to listen to the ocean waves all night. The air conditioning worked well but I preferred hearing the ocean instead. The beach club area (at the bottom of over 100 stairs - the "hotel gym workout" or cheat and take the shuttle) was lovely, with plenty of chairs under palm trees, palapas or out in the sun. It was never crowded. It also featured a huge swimming pool, fun bar area and restaurant. The huge white sand beach was amazing and so empty most of the time. A 10 minute walk away is where they release hatched sea turtles at sunset. Many people warn that the beach is not safe for swimming. It may be when winds or storms threaten but during my stay I always saw others in swimming so I did as well, I am a good swimmer and know how to watch for the bigger waves and time getting in and out so I don't get knocked down. There was a life guard on patrol most of the time. The hotel has very little entertainment with live music for only 2 nights a week. That is my main complaint. The live music was great, it was a shame they didn't have more. It is just a short walk or cab ride to go out to other restaurants and entertainment. The staff were all hard working and very friendly. Tipping isn't expected but the service was great and knowing that their wages are low I often tipped. Bring pesos for this not US$.

We stayed for 14 days. The resort is a very quiet, relaxing place. The view of the long beach is spectacular! This resort is definitely a 3 star hotel sitting on a 5 star property. They have rocking chairs where everyone would sit and watch the beautiful sunset every evening. The property sits approximately 80 feet above the ocean so we whale watched daily! I loved it! There's a long set of stairs to the beach area. You had the option to take a shuttle. We climbed the stairs every day for exercise. The beach is beautiful with plenty of palapas and shady areas to sit and not burn. We swam in the ocean. There's a small area that is safe to swim in. I loved watching the pelicans sitting on the rocks fishing. Also, there was a baby turtle release just down the beach every day at 5:00 p.m. This was fun to watch. People could buy a turtle and then gather round to release into the ocean. We also watched the fishermen diving for oysters every day too! I loved the beach because it was very safe for walking long distances, super clean and you never had to race down to save a chair! No stress worrying about whether there would be enough lounge chairs. Very few beach vendors, no noisy vacationers, just a perfect place to relax, enjoy the gorgeous views, read books etc.! We met a lot of Canadians that fell in love with this place the same as we did. There were two swimming pools. One up top on the main property and one down by the beach. Both pools were nice and refreshing but they are in need of an update. They added new lounge chairs by the main pool when we were there. They were also measuring the beach pool getting ready to update it too. The pools are well used all year round because many Mexican families come here for their vacations. I enjoyed vacationing with locals. They are very polite and they really watch their children and nobody smokes! There is a beach bar with chair swings, a bar up top on the main property as well as an evening bar in the lobby. These bar's are not fancy but I liked the rustic beach bar and they made very good drinks. The servers came around the beach taking orders too. They also played good music from the Stingray music website. There are two eating areas. The beach restaurant served buffet food at 2:00 p.m. If you were hungry before then you could order a hamburger or a club sandwich and fries. Up on the main property they served dinner. It's a nice open area with a Mexican feel to it. Overall the food was okay, it could have been warmer and the selection was limited. However, I liked the fact that you weren't lining up in a busy dining room to get your food. The view of the ocean and gardens made up for food. The taxis are inexpensive which gives you the option to go out for dinner a few times. Or you could walk 10 minutes to an area that's quite lively for drinks and dinner at quite a few restaurants. The rooms have been renovated and are comfortable and very clean. Currently, they are just finishing some ocean view rooms adding new balconies. At present, most rooms do not have balconies. I will definitely return here next year. If you want good weather, peace and quiet, something different then this is a good place to go. I would recommend it for older adults or young families.

Blvd Benito Juarez 1 Puerto Escondido OAX

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Private beach

Located in Rinconada, Posada Real Puerto Escondido is within a 10-minute stroll of sights such as Carrizalillo Beach and Puerto Angelito Beach. This 100-room, 3-star resort has 2 outdoor pools along with a private beach and 2 restaurants. Bacocho Beach is also 1.3 mi (2.2 km) from the resort, which is near the airport.


Enjoy dining at the resort's 2 onsite restaurants: La Hacienda Restaurant offers relaxing pool views; Cocos Restaurant Bar specializes in international cuisine. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee.


All 100 air-conditioned rooms feature patios, coffee makers, and phones. Guests can expect free WiFi and 21-inch TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries, and Tempur-Pedic beds with premium bedding ensure a restful night. Desks are also included.

Property features

Guests of Posada Real Puerto Escondido have access to a private beach, 2 outdoor pools, and a children's pool. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle for a fee (available on request). The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this beach resort include free WiFi in public areas, an arcade/game room, and express check-in.

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72% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 215 reviews