Playa Zicatela, Puerto Escondido

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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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  • A must visit if you are in the area . Fantastic little dirt road and sand floor restaurants. Love the vibe of this area .  more »
  • I loved this beach for its great surf and I had the fortune of seeing people surfing is great, my respects to these courageous. The beautiful beach and there are restaurants that offer their services to be there very comfortable and at ease. The area around this beach is also very nice.
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  • I loved, I went in low season, and actually was almost alone, which made it perfect. The prices are very affordable. The food is good and there is much variety, you can not get to the beach because of the waves, unless you are going to surf, but nearby there is very nice and quiet beaches where you can spend all day lounging.
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