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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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  • Truly enjoyed our time in Playa Zicatela. Everything you needed was within walking distance - sometimes only 10-15 metres! Spent many a relaxing day there and would not hesitate to go back!  more »
  • This beach is just to sunbathe and admire the sea, it is dangerous to swim in it. Is very economical hut since they charge you just your consumption
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  • This is a spectacular surfing beach. I don't surf but spent a great day watching the surfers and walking/relaxing on the beach. Great restaurants, bars and some nice shops.  more »