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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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  • While you can't swim there, this is a beautiful beach to sit at one of the many restaurants and have an ice cold beverage while watching the waves 
  • Amazing waves, nice beach and very friendly people. Going to Puerto Escondido, you cannot miss this. Did some surfing for the first time in my life, and don't regret it! 
  • This is supposedly one of the worlds more renowned surfing beaches and even though we were there in the off season for surfing there was evidence of the oceans power. Lots of restaurants and accommoda...  more »