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Playa Zicatela, Puerto Escondido
(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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  • Global destination for surfing, and although not practise it see it is entertaining. Very wide range of restaurants and bars. Nice and wide, well cleaned. Place bound in Puerto Escondido.
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  • The beach is very nice, I really liked. Very long and white sand, be careful with the sea because there are big waves for surfing
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  • Surfing and swimming, swim around for signs that the ban because such a thing, but by looking at the waves, wander in moderation seem to be OK
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