Interior of Escondido hotel room
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Best known for their meticulous taste when it comes to the design of their 14-strong hotel collection, the trio from the Mexico-based Grupo Habita have unveiled their latest offering: a group of surf-minded bungalows called Escondido. Located just 20km outside of Puerto Escondido in the state of Oaxaca, the 16 traditional palapa-style lodges comprise cooling thatched roofs made from dried palm leaves and are designed purely with sun, sea and surf in mind (each hut has its own plunge pool and comes equipped with surfboards and hammocks). Inside, the décor is fresh and chic, finished in calming light-coloured woods with occasional touches of red and blue. Facilities include a grill restaurant that serves up a menu of traditional Oaxacan fare, a bar, full spa and for those wishing to dance the night away, a dedicated music room.

Seating area on wooden decking by the sea

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Puerto Escondido


Daniel Scheffler is a storyteller for The New York Times and others. He has a travel podcast with iHeart Media called Everywhere and a Substack newsletter, Withoutmaps, where he shares all his wild ways. He lives in New York with his husband and their pup.