On the top of the cliff facing the Pacific Ocean, 16 villas and 16 condos are built that make up the complex La Escondida.


Be a part of our privileged community and take advantage of the attractive selling prices by investing in one of the most up and coming tourist destinations on the coast of Oaxaca.




Puerto Escondido is a unique destination with a special mystique that dates back centuries. The stories around its name are the source from which inspiration was born to create La Escondida ("the hidden one" in Spanish).

On the 15th of April in 1579 the famous English pirate Francis Drake set sail from Santa Maria Huatulco, after having looted and seized the port city. He found another population one hundred kilometers to the south. The legend says that his brother, Captain Andrew Drake, took a beautiful young Mixteca girl as prisoner and held her captive in his cabin for weeks.

The pirates anchored in a secret beach to the north of the mouth of the river Colotepec, where they hid from the Spanish navy. In this particular bay, the girl outsmarted her guards, jumped overboard, and swam to shore. Her trail was lost in the jungle.

The captain's obsession with the young woman sent him repeatedly back to the bay in hopes of finding her. He was never able to see her again, let alone forget her.

Over time, the sailors began to refer to it as "La Escondida". After the death of Andrew Drake, the place was christened "Bay of the Escondida", which is today Puerto Escondido's main bay.

On the cliffs that are only visible to sailors, this bay is where the project La Escondida can be found. 



In order to start construction, the financial company Villas y Departamentos La Escondida S. de R.L. de C.V. was created. It is responsible for managing the investment fund in which national and foreign capitals that give life to the project participate.


Gumaro Lizárraga has been managing GLM Communications and GLM Real Estate for more than 22 years: a company with more than 27 years of experience in the construction industry in Mexico. At the age of 11 he travelled to Puerto Escondido for the first time. Since then, he has continued to visit Puerto Escondido throughout all the phases of his life; as a child, a young man, and now as a father with his family. The project La Escondida has allowed him to combine his passion for architecture, family, nature, and the sea.


Ana Mendoza is in charge of the financial structure of the development La Escondida. She has more than 16 years of experience in the financial sector. Her specialty is evaluating projects and investments in infrastructure and real estate. She won the annual international award from Project Finance Magazine for the financial management of social infrastructure projects. Currently she provides financial advice to banks, construction companies, and government institutions.


Francisco Pardo is a founding partner of AT103, one of the hottest young and most distinguished architecture firms in Mexico. His projects have been awarded both nationally and internationally. Throughout his career he has developed projects of many different scopes, from residential buildings, to cultural centers, and television studios. La Escondida demonstrates the aesthetic and construction qualities that his architecture epitomizes: spacious spaces with modern style, that take full advantage of natural lighting and at the same time provide total privacy to its inhabitants.


Alfonso Suárez Medrano has been involved in architectural and construction projects on the coast of Oaxaca since the late nineties. In charge of FACTOTUM Architecture & Design. Alfonso has distinguished himself through architectural projects that represent the diversity of the Oaxacan culture and connect people with nature. His participation in La Escondida will ensure that the artistic conception of the project is materialized, high standards of environmental protection are observed, and highly qualified local labor is contracted.


GLM Comunicaciones is a Supervisory Company with over 27 years of experience in Large Scale Projects of Infrastructure all over Mexico.


Our professional and experienced sales team can advise clients from the United States, Canada, Mexico and all over the world, interested in acquiring a villa or condominium at La Escondida. The team is lead by Brent May, a Canadian who has been loving life on the Oaxaca coast since 2010. Our lead Sales Managers Kevin Knochel and Jonathan Franceshellni, who both fell in love with Puerto Escondido share their expertise and passion for the area with each client.

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