Playa Zicatela, Puerto Escondido
Head to the surfer's paradise of Playa Zicatela, a long sandy beach offering the famous waves of the Mexican Pipeline. Stick to the northern end of the beach for the best surfing spots, and the majority of the beach's hip cafes, restaurants, and accommodations. Beginners and those looking for a little more quiet will want to head to the south of the 3 km (1.9 mi) beach, where the surf still presents a challenge, but is more suitable for newcomers to the sport. Don't head out into the waters without a board, as the undertow isn't safe for swimmers. Put Playa Zicatela into our Puerto Escondido trip itinerary maker site and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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I am not a surfer, so swimming or enjoying a beach day here was difficult, however we stayed in a beach house South of Zicatela so would often walk the beach to get to the shops and restaurants on Zic... more »
This place is wonderful for surfing classes and there are all kind of restaurants. It is rural and very clean more »
Exceptional place for surfers, almost surfer paradise. For regular swimmers waves are very strong and can be dangerous. Climate is demasiado hot
Wow. Clean! They are very serious about keeping beaches nice here. Some good surf spots and others with some brutal waves.
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