The Fiestas de Noviembre is an annual event in Puerto Escondido. There are typically numerous events, with something happening almost every day during November and into the first week or so in December. Puerto Escondido is composed of two municipalities, one that includes Playa Principal and the downtown area and another in the Playa Zicatela area. Both municipalities participate in the Fiestas de Noviembre but the events are not coordinated. So there are often competing events taking place simultaneously in both areas. Zicatela events are often staged on Playa Zicatela just past Restaurante Sabor a Mar while the uptown events are often on Playa Principal or the municipal plaza or "City Hall" west of the playa.|
Ear plugs are a good thing to bring to festival events. Sometimes things get loud, very loud. Below will be a partial listing of events when they are available. There are many, many events held during Fiestas de Noviembre.
Puerto Escondido Centro
Marinero and Zicatela north
|Wednesday, November 2||
Day of the Dead Ceremony 5:00 pm |
People need to come make reservations at the tourist booth in front of Hotel Rocamar on the adoquín. I include Tamales, Chocolate, and bread.
|Friday, November 4||
Guelaguetza 7:00 pm at City Hall|
Event with folk dances from our state. Calmecac school. Free.
|Saturday, November 5||
Bandas 7:00 pm at City Hall|
Music event with wind musical bands.
Moto Cross 10:00 am at Cerro de la Vieja.
Come to the tourist booth on the adoquín for information on how to get there.
|November 11, 12, 13||
Surfing Tournament 7:00 pm at Playa Zicatela|
|November 12, 13||
Festival Costeño de la Danza 7:00 pm at City Hall.|
Folk dancing from the coast. Live music and incredible dancers. Arts and crafts exhibition. Free.
|Saturday, November 12||
Food Fest 1:00 pm at Playa Manzanillo|
The best dishes from our palapa cooks. Always a delicious contest. Cost for food.
|Sunday, November 13||
Gastronomic Event 6:30 pm at Playa Zicatela|
Cost for food.
|November 18, 19, 20||
International Sport Fishing Tournament XXVIII 7:00 am to 3:00 pm on Playa Principal.|
There will be other events and live music. Great food at the restaurants on the beach--including fresh fish and ceviche.
Mezcal Show and Tasting 7:00 pm at City Hall.
Get the best Mezcales from our state and our Mezcal Costeño.
|Sunday, November 20||
Revolucion Mexicana Parade 8:00 am. Av. Oaxaca. |
Bring your camera.
|November 25, 26, 27||
International Tennis Tournament Hotel Posada Real on Bacocho. |
Check the time and location with Gina at the tourist booth on the adoquín.
Additional events will be posted here when available and at the tourist Kiosk in the Adoquin (where you will find Gina, the Information Goddess). You can also call Gina at (954) 582-1186 (Mexico).
See photos from the 1999 events.
See photos from the 2007 events.