Agua Blanca is a small beach town located about 30 km south-east of Puerto Escondido. We discovered this special spot by reading the Viva Puerto magazine in which it was listed. It seems to be a popular spot for the locals but less visited by tourists who prefer to stay closer to the well known beaches of Puerto Escondido.
Agua Blanca is a rocky beach with a row of palapas that serve delicious fresh seafood. While the beach is covered with jutting rocks, making it less desirable for swimming, there are small tide pools for young children to play in and some good offshore snorkeling too. Our children spent the afternoon clambering over rocks, collecting sea shells, snorkeling and playing in shallow water. I took refuge from the heat of the afternoon under the shade of a palapa and enjoyed limonada, a sparkling lime drink made with freshly squeezed limes, and some whole fried red snapper (huachinango). As the sun set we all went for a final splash in the ocean while enjoying the amazing array of colours in the sky. Agua Blanca is well worth visiting if you are nearby.