Puerto Escondido: Cabañas La Punta
Get There: Alejandro Cardenas, La Punta Zicatela – get dropped at La Punta and walk down the sandy road almost to the end. The cabañas are on your right opposite the organic fruit and yoghurt shop Moringa.
Cost: 200MXP for a hut
If you’re staying in La Punta for a night or two (which you should, because the beach is way nicer than Zicatela and everything is dirt cheap, though there’s far less of a party vibe), it’s worth trying to find these bungalows. It can be a tad challenging, as there’s no signage or English-speaking staff, but for 200 pesos, you get your own twin-share hut for a night with a bed and a mosquito net that neaaaarly covers you completely. Both beds are double, so you could easily fit four to six hobos in if you don’t mind getting a bit sweaty. The lighting is minimal, the showers cold and the toilets blocked most of the time, but the cabanas are smack bang on the beach and have umbrella-shaded chairs for you to laze around on all day for free. You can also buy pot of the security guard come night time – it’s just too cheap.