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Playa Zicatela, Puerto Escondido

Categories: Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
4.6/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web
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. Using our online itinerary creator, Puerto Escondido attractions like Playa Zicatela can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Beautiful beach, restaurant and possibility to relax with the family. Pass the crimps to quietly choose the place where to put your fins!
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  • You can only get to the sea shore because the waves are VERY strong, although there is life is preferable to not take the risk.
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  • Nice beach for a stroll or to watch the towering waves crashing in! Lined with restaurants and bars and fairly clean. Wasn't particularly busy during my visit but I can see how the potential to be cro...  read more »
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