Playa Zicatela, Puerto Escondido

4.6
#1 of 150 in Outdoors in Southern Mexico
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. PutPlaya Zicatela into our Puerto Escondido trip itinerary maker site and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • I love this place. It’s always clean. Great place to take the dog. A wild dog almost attacked me here once though lol but it was after dark.  more »
  • If you are looking for surfing, than you have the right beach. For swimming and enjoying the water, I would pick a different beach. The waves are way too strong and you have to be careful about rocks....  more »
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  • Exceptional place for surfers, almost surfer paradise. For regular swimmers waves are very strong and can be dangerous. Climate is demasiado hot
  • Wow. Clean! They are very serious about keeping beaches nice here. Some good surf spots and others with some brutal waves.
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