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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. Using our online itinerary creator, Puerto Escondido attractions like Playa Zicatela can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Beach very recommended, although you can not swim, is a sight see surfers and waves, many restaurants and beach clubs to spend a great day. The atmosphere is very relaxed and unpretentious. Very good breakfast.
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  • Here you can not swim, the wave is very high. But if you can enjoy spectacular scenery. The sunsets are amazing, while you enjoy watching surfers. There are quite a few restaurants and bars that border the beach. The atmosphere is very good and friendly people. It seemed to me the best Puerto escondido.
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  • Beach not suitable to get since it is open sea and the waves are huge, I recommend going at times that there is no much tourism since the beaches and places of amusement are best enjoyed. A recommendation always take your rubbish, need to keep the beaches clean.
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