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
|Saturday, October 25||
Certamen "Señorita Puerto Escondido 2014" 8:00 pm. At City Hall.|
|Sunday, October 26||
Certamen "Miss Chiquitita 2014" 6:00 pm. At City Hall.|
|Saturday, November 1||
Inauguration of the Fiestas de Noviembre 2014 8:00 pm at City Hall. Delegación Invitada Santo Domingo Tehuantepec.|
|Sunday, November 2||
Muestra Gastronómica 1:00 pm at Playa Manzanillo.|
Concurso de Altares 5:00 pm at the Adoquín.
Day of the Dead Tour 5:00 pm at the corner of 8a Norte and Avenida Oaxaca, 50 pesos. Gina Espinosa, guide.
|November 4 through 9||
International Surfing Tournament 7:00 am on Playa Zicatela. Free.|
|November 7, 8, and 9||
Festival del Mezcal 7:00 am on the Rinconada.|
|Saturday, November 8||
School Gym Team 6:00 pm. at City Hall.|
|Sunday, November 9||
Señorita Bikini 12:00 noon on Playa Zicatela.|
|November 12 through 24||
Festival de Muralismo 7:00 am. On the main streets of Puerto Escondido.|
Break Dance and Tae Kwan Do Exhibition 5:00 pm on Playa Zicatela.|
|November 14, 15, & 16||
Festival Costeño de la Danza 5:00 pm, 7:00 pm, and 8:00pm. Native dances at City Hall. Free|
|Saturday, November 15||
First Medio International Marathon 5:00 pm at Adoquín.|
Petit Ollin 7:00 pm on Playa Zicatela.
|Sunday, November 16||
Carrera Nacional de Motocross 9:00 am at Pista Cerro de la Vieja. Entry fee.|
Muestra Gastrónomica 5:00 pm on Playa Zicatela.
Feria Expo-Artesano 4:00 pm at City Hall.|
|Thursday, November 20||
Revolución Mexicana Parade 8:00 am Av. Oaxaca from 8 Norte.|
|November 21, 22, & 23||
International Sport Fishing Tournament 7:00 am to 3:00 pm on Playa Principal.|
|Friday, November 21||
Boxing Tournament 5:00 pm. on Playa Zicatela.|
|Saturday, November 22||
"Tureame la Nave" TV Azteca/Aerografía En Vivo 5:00 pm. on Playa Puerto Angelito.|
Freestyle Motocross 9:00 am. Contact Gina at the tourist booth in front of Hotel Roca Mar or call 582-0155.
|Sunday, November 23||
"Expo-auto Tunning", "Tuneame la Nave" TV Azteca - Aerografía En Vivo 9:00 am. on Playa Puerto Angelito.|
Guelaguetza Infantil 8:00 pm. at City Hall.
|Tuesday, November 25||
Festival Gastronómico "El Mercado de los Sabores" 2:00 pm. at the main market Mercado Benito Juárez.|
|November 27 - 30||
Fly-in at the Puerto Escondido Airport sponsored by the Asociación de Pilotos Privados, A. C. Flight instruction and a dinner. See www.pilotosprivados.org/p-escondido2014plano-.html|
|November 27 & 28||
Encuentro de Bandas (Rock, Ska, Reggae) 7:00 pm. on Playa Zicatela.|
|Thursday, November 27||
Artisan Exhibition 5:00 pm. on Playa Zicatela.|
|Friday, November 28||
Zumba Exhibition 5:00 pm. on Playa Zicatela.|
Concurso de Papalote 6:00 pm. on Playa Zicatela.
|Saturday, November 29||
Finale of the Fiestas de Noviembre 5:00 pm. on Playa Zicatela.|
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) or Nuvia with the Fiestas de Noviembre at (954) 582-1678 (Mexico).
See photos from the 1999 events.
See photos from the 2007 events.