In Puerto Escondido, museums and culture primarily focus on the city’s pre-Hispanic history and its wildlife. And with two museums, plus half a dozen galleries and workshops, Mexico’s surfing capital can more than satisfy the artistic curiosity of its visitors.
The Yucu Saa Museum in the San Pedro Tututepec Park attracts history buffs. There are two exhibition rooms filled with pre-Hispanic pieces produced by the region’s inhabitants, giving testimony to the area’s Mixtec heritage.
Centro Mexicano de la Tortuga in Mazunte is a research center that protects the sea turtles found along the Mexican coastline, including the Gulf, Carey, and Loggerhead turtles.
The center’s ultra-modern facilities cover nearly 10 acres and blend seamlessly into traditional local features. The center has a café, arts and crafts shop, parking, and security.