Condo Rules and Information
Check in time is 3:00PM; Check out is 10:00AM
Laundry Etiquette - The common laundry facilities are for the use of all owners and guests.
• If you are not sure how to operate the washers or dryers (instructions are in Spanish) please let us know and we would be glad to help you out.
• Please clean and discard the dryer lint after using the dryer in the waste basket provided.
• Please leave the lid of the washer open after using to allow the interior of the washer to dry.
Smoking - There is no smoking allowed inside the properties.
Safe Instructions – please use these instructions to program your safe. If for some reason it is still not working please let me know as it may be low on batteries. I can bring you replacement batteries.
• Open the safe door and remove the key
• There is a hidden button on the inside of the door
• Press the button and release
• Enter the code you wish to use (must be minimum 4 digits) and hit 'A'
• Repeat steps #3 & #4 again
• Your safe should now be activated with the code
Pool Use - The use of the pool and surrounding deck is for the enjoyment of all owners and guests/renters. There are a few simple rules for the usage of the pool and surrounding area.
• No glass containers
• No lifeguard on duty. Swim at your own risk.
• NO DIVING
• Children must be accompanied by an adult.
• No running in the pool area.
• Music equipment and stereos may be used with individual headphones only.
• No lounges or chairs in the pool.
• Glass, ceramic or sharp objects are forbidden in the pool area.
• Children must be accompanied by an adult, children in diapers cannot use the pool.
• No pool furniture shall removed from the area for personal use.
• Users of the pool are encouraged to shower before entering the pool.
• Hours of use of the pool and quiet times are to be established by the management of Viewpoint de Puerto Angel CA
• No noise in the pool or pool area between 11.00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m.
Barbeque Area - When using the barbeque, please ensure that the grill is scraped clean and the gas is turned off after each use. The barbeque area includes a counter and sink for rinsing your dishes etc. Please keep this area clean and tidy to discourage pests and bugs.
Garbage Disposal - Trash must be deposited in the outdoor trash container located near the front gate. Please do not leave trash bags on decks as it attracts animals.
Water Usage & Conservation - The water systems cannot handle or treat the same items that you would flush down your toilets in Canada. Please do not put toilet paper or artificially made items into the sewage system.
Drinking Water - Drinking Water is available for purchase at the condo. Please ask Rebeca or Erin and they will arrange to have a bottle brought to your unit. If Rebeca or Erin are not available you may take a bottle from the laundry room and pay Rebeca later.
Departing the Unit - Upon your departure please leave the unit in the same general condition it was when you arrived. Please ensure you:
• Close the blinds
• Hang up any wet towels
• Turn off the A/C and ceiling fans
• Leave your key in the unit on the kitchen counter
• Dishes, Pots, Pans, Silverware, and Utensils are washed, dried and put away.
• Stove, oven and kitchen appliances are clean.
• Refrigerator is clean.
• BBQ grill is clean.
• Windows and doors are closed and locked. All lights are turned off to conserve energy.
• All garbage and trash is bagged and left in outside trash cans near the gate.
• Property is left neat and in order
Air Conditioning – Please help us maintain the A/C units and conserve power by:
• Keeping doors and windows closed when you're A/C is on. The system will freeze up if it is made to work with the windows and doors open.
• Avoiding leaving A/C units on all day if you are not home.
• Keeping the A/C isolated to the room that you are using.
• Turning the A/C on 30 minutes before you enter a room is sufficient time to cool things down.
Viewpoint Staff - We have a great group working with us at Viewpoint. They are all extremely friendly, helpful and wish to make your stay very enjoyable.
When you dream of a tropical paradise, do you dream of aquamarine hues. Or of fiery pinks and reds of a Pacific Ocean sunset. Then you dream of the Viewpoint at Puerto Angel, Mexico’s premier destination. Viewpoint is a mosaic of moods and memories. It is the sensual breezes off the southern Pacific Ocean, and the quaint village of Puerto Angel, Mexico. It is the gracious and warm people who welcome you in with open arms. It is a one of a kind development on a spectacular peninsula affording endless views. Couple this with miles of powdery, secluded beaches and you will see why this region of Mexico is fast becoming the next great destination. You wouldn’t dream of owning anywhere else in Mexico…Viewpoint at Puerto Angel.
On the doorstep of Viewpoint is Puerto Angel, a breathtaking stretch of 11 beaches laid out across this quiet fishing and surfing community. Puerto Angel has become a world-class surfing area, and also has beaches with waters that are more moderate, optimum for swimming and snorkeling.
Other distinct destinations include the National Mexican Turtle Center, and nude beach Playa del Amor. More than anything else, however, Puerto Angel is the ideal place to retreat to a simpler time and slower pace.
Outdoor activities in the Huatulco region are virtually limitless, and include: golfing 18 holes at the gorgeous and challenging seaside course in Tangolunda; tackling the 4-class rapids at Rio Copalita; exploring the incredible diversity of sea life while scuba diving or snorkeling; taking to the seas aboard a yacht or sailboat; riding a horse through deserted beaches and jungle; parasailing Tangolunda Bay; trying a traditional Zapotecas mud bath; bird watching deep in the jungle; deep-sea fishing; racing through an ATV jungle tours; or dancing the day away aboard a catamaran. And opening soon, a new “ecoarcheological” park in Punta Celest promises to educate and entertain.
Viewpoint at Puerto Angel - Getting Around
Car Rental Agencies:
Oaxaca car rental - Patricio Hernandez; (email: hidden)
Hertz - Angeles Monterrubio - (email: hidden)
Taxis - for transportation from the airport at Huatulco to Puerto Angel, you can take a taxi on arrival with no need to book in advance. The cost is approximately $700 pesos, however you can try to negotiate a reduced price. There are many taxis in Puerto Angel that are very inexpensive.
Minivan – for larger groups, book a minivan in advance and have it pick you up on arrival at the airport. The two transportation companies that work regularly at the airport can be contacted at the following websites: (website: hidden) or
There are numerous beaches in the area that provide something for everyone. Whether it’s relaxing on the sand with a cerveza, swimming, snorkeling or surfing, the beaches in the surrounding area have it all.
Playa Ventanilla - If you really want to get away from it all, head to Ventanilla and take the Tonameca Lagoon tour. This ecotour is 2 hours long and costs $4 per adult. Kids are half price. Amidst mangroves, your guide points out the extensive flora and fauna. Sites include; woodpeckers, kingfishers, herons, crocodiles & iguanas in their natural habitat.
Playa Mazunte - This famous little town is known for its protection of sea turtles and museum of the like. They have recently spent a substantial amount of money towards expanding and beautifying the turtle museum. This is worth a visit if you can peel yourself away from the numerous beautiful beaches.
Playa San Agustinillo - This is a great expat spot with outstanding beaches of varied nature. Go to the west end of the beach and look for the surfboard and boogie board rentals. This can be a great place to learn in the winter months when the surf is down – follow the main road from Zipolite until you reach San Agustinillo.
Playa Zipolite - The patrons at this beach are also known to “go light” on the beach wear. This is an expansive beach that can be a great place to hang out but be a little cautious as there can be strong currents here. Lined with rustic accommodations and restaurants, this is a great place to rent a hammock and laze away the day – head from Puerto Angel towards Zipolite and watch for the signs...once there, make a beeline for the beach along most roads heading to the coast.
Puerto Angel – Playa Principal & Playa Panteon - As you enter the town of Puerto Angel you will come across this main beach will is generally full of fishing boats...this is Playa Principal and the hub of all fishing activity in town. Here you can catch the fisherman coming in to grab some fresh Dorado, Mahi Mahi, Tuna and more. If it’s relaxation you are looking for, few beaches could conjure up images of sleepy tropical days better than Playa Panteon. Stroll along the seawall from Playa Principal and you will arrive. This is a great place to go for a swim or snorkel, as well as find a tour operator for an excursion to view the sea turtles, dolphins, or whales. Ask for Chepe...he’s a great cook but also operates tours out of here.
Estacahuite - This tight cove shelters you from the currents of the Pacific Ocean and as such, is a great place to go snorkeling. There are some basic amenities here for drinks and food, and if you desire more you are not far from the town of Puerto Angel - located
200 meters from the town, look for the sign that says Casa Bichu and head to the end.
La Mina – This great little hideaway is a great place to stop for a swim, snorkel or cliff jumping off the rocks!
Playa Boquilla - This gorgeous beach is located 3km to the northeast of Puerto Angel. It can be a bit difficult to get to down the dirt road of approximately 3km, but once you are there, you will find a series of secluded bungalows called Bahia de la Luna situated on a 200 meter long beach. This is a great place to put the sea kayaks in the water, snorkel, or simply get lost for a while.
Puerto Escondido - About an hour drive West of Puerto Angel is this fun surf community. Originally a fishing community, this town quickly became known as a surfing town due to its’ amazing surf waves. Also known as the ‘Mexican Pipeline’, it is one of the top 10 surfing meccas in the world. Puerto Escondido is home to an international surf contest in mid-November and its coastline offers surf breaks for beginners and professionals alike.
Dining Out – Your Guide to Great Restaurants in the Area
Cordelia’s - This is traditional Mexican food served up on a beautiful and calm beach to the west of Playa Principal. Head to Playa Panteon (Cemetery Beach) for one of the most relaxing lunches you will experience. Fresh seafood, shrimp cocktails and a wide selection of other items await. We recommend the seafood stuffed pineapple – amazing! Bring your snorkel gear as you’ll want to head into the protected waters of the Bay of Puerto Angel - located on Playa Panteon on the west side of Puerto Angel.
Mil Amores Autenticas Crepas – This is a must try! Chely serves up delicious fresh crepes with a variety of selections. From breakfast to dessert crepes you won’t be disappointed. They also serve great coffee and cappuccinos. They typically open around 7pm, however we have been inviting Chely to Viewpoint in the mornings on weekends to serve her breakfast crepes and coffee. Visit Mil Amores on the beach side of Playa Principal. Head down the road from Viewpoint into town. You can’t miss the yellow building on the beach side.
Finca de Vaqueros - the best BBQ around! The brother’s that own this restaurant have the best BBQ’d meat anywhere! This is a must stop on your culinary list...vegetarians need not go, as you will find meat, meat, and more meat. Whether it’s the arrachera, bean soup, quail, chorizo, or chistorro sausage, there is no one that does it better than Finca de Vaqueros - located about 3 kilometers from the Puerto Angel town centre heading back towards Pochutla.
Villa Florencia - located on the main road in the center of town, Florencia is an italian restaurant often used as a headquarters for European visitors. They serve a delicious spaghetti Bolognese! There is a pharmacy/gift shop located in the building.
Mexico Lindo – Located at the west end of the beach, Mexico Lindo is the place to set up for
a beach day. The restaurant serves delicious authentic Mexican cuisine from enchiladas to
shrimp and fish. They also have a delicious chicken breast salad with fresh veggies and
vinaigrette dressing. The cervezas are cold and the beach is hot. The local surf and boogie
boarding rental shop is set up in front of the restaurant so you can rent
a board and have fun surfing the waves of San Agustinillo!
La Termita – The best pizza around! Located on the main road in San Agustinillo, La Termita offers Argentinean empanadas and delicious handmade pizzas prepared in a wood oven. They also feature breakfast and lunch menus and are closed on Sundays.
El Pelicano – Tasty dishes and excellent sangria. El Pelicano is located on the main strip in town and offers authentic dishes with beautiful ocean views. This is a great place to dine at sunset! Be sure to try the BBQ Pescado and Sangria…delicious! El Pelicano is closed on Sundays.
El Alquimista – Considered the best restaurant and bar in town and rated #2 in all
of Mexico by the lonely planet guide, El Alquimista is well-known for its excellent food, abundance and low prices. Its owners Marcelo and Jaime keep the ambiance cool and fun with awesome music played every night and a bonfire party every full moon. The waiters will make you feel right at home and you will find yourself coming back night after night for the amazing pizzas, pasta, salads, seafood, chicken and steaks considered by lonely planet as the best in the area. Located at the West end of the beach just below Shambala restaurant.
La Providencia - one of the best contemporary Mexico cuisine in the area. The ambience is beautiful and will relax you as you dine. Some of the specialties at La Providencia include coconut shrimp in mango sauce, fresh tuna or beef medallions & stuffed chillies. There are also a few sitting areas in the restaurant that you may enjoy before or after your meal. Although accepting of walk ins, the restaurant does fill up quickly by dinnertime. They will accept reservations by phone. Their contact number is 958-100-9234. To get there head from Puerto Angel towards Zipolite and watch for the signs...once there, make a beeline for the beach along most roads heading to the coast.
Posada Mexico – In the center of the Zipolite beachfront action sits Posada Mexico, a true rarity for food and service. The Italian chefs serve delicious meals ranging from amazing brick oven pizza to filet in a balsamic vinaigrette with baby potatoes. Happy Hour is from 5:00PM to 10:30PM where you can enjoy the best 2 for 1 mojitos in town. Open every day but Wednesday Posada Mexico is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
*Note: Posada Mexico is currently only open for breakfast & dinner.
A Nice Place on the Beach – If you are in the mood for bacon and eggs done ‘Canadian Style’ this is your place. Located beachfront in the center of Zipolite, this is the place to go if you want to chill out and take in the waves of Zipolite beach.
Pimientos – located on the main street in Zipolite, Pimientos is the perfect lunch spot where they serve delicious subs made to your liking…think Subway ‘Mexicana’ style. Choose your bread, meat/tuna, cheese and toppings or make it a combo with a drink and bag of chips!
La Dolce Vita – Located on the North side of the main road in Mazunte is La Dolce Vita. This Italian restaurant serves delicious clay oven thin crust pizzas and ice cold cervezas. The atmosphere is very relaxing and enjoyable with ambient music playing in the background.
Siddhartha – If you want delicious, fresh Italian then you’ve come to the right place! Freshly made pasta tops the list at this place where the Italian owner prides himself on serving fresh, authentic fare. Don’t forget to try their amazing bruschetta…the best along the coast! To get there, head south toward the beach from the main road in Mazunte and head all the way to the end. You will see Siddhartha on the right side of the road.
Playa La Boquilla
Bahia De La Luna – For lunch or dinner, Bahia De La Luna provides fresh, natural, local foods & international wines in an exquisite water side setting you will not forget. Specializing in freshly prepared seafood and in regional dishes with an international flair, their chef seeks to match our unique setting with its fabulous cuisine. Dinner includes a tantalizing array of seafood, such as tuna, huachinango (local red snapper) barrilete blanco (white fish), medregal as well as shrimp, scallops and octopus all depending on market availability. Meat lovers will enjoy Mexican arrachera (rich flank steak), filet mignon and various chicken dishes. Call ahead to make reservations as they will require some planning for the pre-selected dinner options. Email (email: hidden) or call 958-589-5020 (in Mexico).
Tours & Attractions
The Puerto Angel area has many fun and adventurous tours for everyone to enjoy. Here are a few tours in the area that will make great memories for you and your friends & family.
National Mexican Turtle Centre
Established in 1991, the creation of this center was to bring awareness and protection to turtle species inhabiting Mexican waters. Today, numerous species of turtle are protected and their numbers are rising again and include: green turtle, hawksbill, olive ridley, and the leatherback - located in the town of Mazunte approximately 15 minutes west of Puerto Angel. Visit (website: hidden)
for more information / Open Tues-Sat 10:00am - 4:30pm & Sun 10:00am -
Montate A La Aventura
If horseback riding is your thing then you may want to check out this operation based in
Ventanilla. Contact Ramiro Carmona Sofia at (email: hidden)
Ventanilla Lagoon Tours
There are a few tour companies that offer sightseeing trips into the lagoon, whether it be on boat or on foot. However it is Servicios Ecoturisticos de la Ventanilla that have been operating since day one. This group is dedicated to the preservation of nature and proceeds from the tours go towards funding preservation. Through some of the resorts in Huatulco it is possible to reserve this tour and at times can be the best option in order to have English speaking guides. If your Spanish is up to the test then head directly to Ventanilla and search out the tour operator that is beach front to arrange your
day in the mangroves.
The community of Playa Ventanilla has taken responsibility for protecting the turtles that arrive on their beach against poachers. During both February and June through October, hundreds of sea turtles come ashore to lay eggs. If necessary, community volunteers help the exhausted turtles up the steep beach, where they lay their eggs. Volunteers then gather the eggs and rebury them in a secure spot. After the hatchlings emerge about a month and a half later, volunteers nurture them for about three months and release them safely back into the ocean. For more information and photos, visit (website: hidden).
Besides lagoon tours and saving turtles, La Ventanilla cooperative maintains the excellent beach-view Restaurant Maiz Azul (8 a.m.–7 p.m. daily, $2–6), run by half a dozen dedicated women. They specialize in local recipes, such as savoury banana- leafed-wrapped tamales, baked turkey smothered in mole sauce, and yummy chiles rellenos. They also sell their own home-ground fresh peanut butter.
Laguna de Manialtepec – This lagoon is located 16 kilometers west of Puerto Escondido and is lush with mangroves and various fauna. At 6 kilometers long, there are many things to explore including herons, wild ducks and many other migratory birds. Or, bring your fishing rod and see if you can catch a bass, catfish, or tilapia while boating through the mangroves - located between the towns of Bajos de Chila and San Jose Manialtepec
16 km west of Puerto Escondido.
Parque Nacional Laguna de Chacahua - lagoons, ocean, and abundant wildlife This national park spreads out for approximately 20 miles of open exposed ocean beach and is dotted with jungly islands amidst the lagoons. Chacahua is a great place to explore the open beaches for surf fishing, beach sports, camping, and the wildlife-rich lagoons that make up this area. If you are looking at hanging around for a couple of days there are a small selection of hotels and cabañas available with the Hotel Seven Seas being the original and most popular (tel. 958 588 1340) - located 66 km west of Puerto Escondido at the Zapotalito turnoff. Head to the end at the Zapotalito landings and you will find Sociedad Cooperativa Turistica Escondida who will transport you by boat.
Aguas Termales Atotonilco Hot Springs - A few kilometers west of Laguna Manialtepec are the hot springs and a sacred Chatino site. This is a great day trip and you may either hire a guide or make excursion in yourself. Once you reach San Jose Manialtepec it would be best to hire someone to show up the canyon, through the cornfields, forest canopies, and past the Chatino native villages. Once you have made your way approximately 3 km, you will have arrived at the bath-tub sized rock bubbling with hot water - located at the village of San Jose Manialtepec about 30 minutes west of Puerto Escondido, look for mile marker 116.
Hidden Voyages Ecotours - Canadian owned and operated, This tour outfit is owned and operated by Michael Malone and wife Joan Walker (he’s an ornithologist and she is an artist-ecologist). Their tours are generally during the high season and are offered to Attractions… destinations such as Manialtepec Lagoon and also a sunset wildlife tour of Chacahua Lagoon. You may contact them through Viajes Dimar Travel Agency, at (phone: hidden) or (email: hidden) or .
Mazunte Cosmetics - Initially funded by The Body Shop, this cooperative makes natural ingredient soaps, lotions, bug repellent and much more. The staff is hard at work ensuring that only locally grown products such as coconut, corn, and avocado oils and natural aromatics form the root for this thriving cosmetics operation - located in Mazunte across the bridge on the ocean side of the road...keep your eyes peeled as it’s a little difficult to spot.
Chacalapa - 14 km into the mountains from Pochutla on HWY 175 lies the little village of Chacalapa. Although the restaurant Los Reyes is maybe the most notable roadside attraction, a more in depth exploration may reveal waterfalls nearby. Ask the restaurant owners to arrange a guide for you to the waterfalls. Along the way keep your eyes open for squirrels, hawks, eagles, woodpeckers, toucans, parrots, ocelots, and coatimundis. This will also be a good place to ask about the local medicinal plants and larger forest species of ceiba, guanacaste, caoba, and macuil.
San Jose del Pacifico - If the heat is getting to you on the beaches, make a trip into the mountains to this summit with amazing Ocean views. The climate up here is fresh & dry so bring some layers. Once you arrive amongst the pines of San Jose del Pacifico you may want to spend the night as the drive is 105 km north of Pochutla. The Hotel Puesta del Sol has a selection of Cabañas that are both clean and cozy. Check out
(website: hidden) for information. Activities include hiking, observing
wildlife, taking in the viewpoints, watching the sunset, or simply resting by the fireplace.
Fishing, whale watching & snorkel Tours – There are two great tour companies right in Playa Panteon:
• Azul Profundo – Located at Cordelia’s restaurant. To arrange a tour please visit Cordelia’s, call 958-584-3021, 958-106-0420 or email (email: hidden).
• Luna Tours – Customized tours for your group; call 958-584-3494 or (email: hidden) for bookings.
There are many grocery stores and markets located in Puerto Angel where you can find all the items you will need for your stay.
Super 7 – Located past the naval base, just before the road turnoff to Playa Panteon, you will find a wide selection of food items. They’ve recently expanded their store to give you a great selection of cheese, deli meats, snacks and canned items. They also have a good selection of wine and hard alcohol.
Super C – Right next door to the Super 7, Super C provides both beer and hard alcohol.
Danny’s Chicken – On the right hand side of the street right, opposite the naval base is Danny’s roasted rotisserie chicken. Danny provides delicious roasted chicken and rice for $80 pesos.
Tres Hermanos – A few stores down from Danny’s Chicken is where you’ll find the 3
Brothers’ market. They sell fruits and vegetables at very reasonable prices.
Puerto Angel Market - To get to the market from the pier, go West on the main road for a block or two. At a side street on the right you will see a guard posted in front of the naval base. The market is just a few steps down this street on the right. They have a nice selection of produce at very inexpensive prices.
Banks and ATM’s
There is an ATM in Puerto Angel, located on the corner across from the square in town, next to the Bank/Western Union. The next ATM closest to Puerto Angel is in Pochutla, where you can find HSBC, Scotiabank along with a couple other ATM's in town.
There are 2 pharmacies in Puerto Angel. The first is located next door to Mil Amores Autenticas Crepas restaurant. The second pharmacy is located across the street from the beach down from Danny’s chicken.
For more information on Puerto Angel and surrounding area please visit (website: hidden) or - state/oaxaca.
Our local masseuse Lluvia (You-Vee-Ah) visits Viewpoint once a week to provide in-suite massages for $500 pesos per hour. Bookings can be done through Erin or Brent May during your stay.
Spa Shanti, El Alquimista Zipolite – Unwind, relax & enjoy a massage, facial, body scrub, pedicure or manicure all with 100% natural products. Call (958) 111-5097 or email (email: hidden) for an appointment. They are open at 10AM every day of the week.
Take a personal journey and get a good stretch with nearby yoga classes:
• La Loma Linda, Zipolite – Solstice yoga provides classes, workshops and teacher training. Visit their website at (website: hidden) for their schedule, contact information and location.
• Pura Yoga, Zipolite – Located at El Alquimista posada and restaurant, Pura Yoga offers daily yoga classes taught by registered yoga teachers. Yoga by the sea! Visit their website at (website: hidden) for class schedules and contact information.
• Agama Yoga, Mazunte - (website: hidden) for class, workshops, retreats and teacher training schedule.
Like any foreign country, getting around and conversing with people can be a challenge.
Good Morning – Buenos Dias (typically first thing in the morning until about 2pm)
Good Afternoon – Buenos Tardes (typically used after 2pm to 7pm)
Good Evening – Buenos Noches (typically used after 7pm and onwards)
Cheers – Salud!
Please – Por Favor
Thank you – Gracias
No, thank you – No gracias
Fine, thank you – Bien gracias
Nice to meet you – Mucho Gusto!
Counting in Spanish…
1 – uno
2 - dos
3 - tres
4 - cuatro
5 - cinco
6 - sies
7 - siete
8 - ocho
9 - nueve
10 – diez
Food & Drink
Menu – menu or carta
Table - mesa
Bread - pan
Salad - ensalada
Soup - sopa
Fish - pescado
Milk - leche
Water - agua
Do you speak English? – Hablas Ingles?
I don’t understand – No entiendo
I don’t speak Spanish – No hablo espanol
Where is the bathroom – Donde esta el bano?
20 - viente
30 - treinta
40 - cuarenta
50 - cincuenta
60 - sesenta
70 - setenta
80 - ochenta
90 - noventa
100 - cien
Meat - carne
Chicken - pollo
Shrimp - camaron
Dessert - postre
Fruit - fruta
Juice - jugo
Beer - cerveza
Wine - vino