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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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  • I'm not a surfer so I wouldn't go into these waters. It's not for swimming as there are very dangerous under currents but most of the palapa bars have sunbeds/hammocks and showers to rinse off the ext...  more »
  • Huge waves! Such an intimidating beach but beautiful. We arrived early in the afternoon and were told to wait until later in the evening to watch the surfers. We ate at a great restaurant on the beach...  more »
  • We went to check out Zicatela Beach on a Saturday afternoon. Tourist season was winding down but it was still busy. There are tons of places to sit and just watch the awesome surf pound the beach, as ...  more »