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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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  • Excellent place for the practice of surfing and bodyboarding, great waves, wide range of hotels and stores tables and accessories for Surfers
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  • The beach is beautiful and is surrounded by restaurants and bars where you can enjoy a pleasant evening watching the reflection of the moon on the open sea, something important is that unlike other beaches, it looks clean.
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  • This beach is very beautiful and ideal for walk and watch surfers. Unfortunately the currents are too strong so no you can swim.
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