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Playa Zicatela

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Address: Puerto Escondido, Mexico
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Beachfront in Puerto Escondido.

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Zicatela is a must!

I just love what a wonderful beach and place this is. Lots of places to eat, the beach is utterly clean, at least when I was there and the area is pretty safe. I would love to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I just love what a wonderful beach and place this is. Lots of places to eat, the beach is utterly clean, at least when I was there and the area is pretty safe. I would love to give it a go once again.

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State of Bremen, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Playa Zicatela is the Main Beach in Puerto Escondido. It is right next to all Bars, Clubs and Restaurants in Puerto Escondido.

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Puebla, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On the day, Zicatela is on the common / not so pretty side. A long beach devoid of palms, with waves that need expert level (on most occasions) to swim. But on the evening / night is another thing! You can walk all El Morro Avenue and see the local shops, crafts, and food: Tlayudas at Mamá Malu near the... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spend only 4 day all was great,we love the beach clear water people very friendly and helpful, excellent food will comeback soon.

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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You want to find some fun and killer waves? Zicatela is your beach! We had one of the best days during our visit there :)

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Jacmel, Haiti
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely crowded with beginner surfers throwing their longboards. Great if you can get there on a day when it's not so busy. Watch out for an aggressive instructor named Alejandro. He is known for his violent temper, pushing students into rocks and other surfers.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here to surf with son! Very friendly and inexpensive to eat and stay! Be sure to triple check your hotel has AC. Big waves.

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Oaxaca, Mexico
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am not a surfer but have spoken with surfers and agree that Playa Zicatela offers it all. There is everything to offer here. Fishing, swimming, surfing, boating, etc.....

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Reviewed 17 March 2017

Miles of beach with huge rip tide be careful!! Mainly Young hostel surfing crowd. The busiest place had maybe 40 people most bars and restaurant 5-10 people. Very quiet. No fine dining, just go where You see lots of People that way You know food is fresh.

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

I thought I had seen big waves before but the power of these waves (and we went in March which is low season) was something to behold. In the morning, we enjoyed getting a coffee and watching the surfers and grabbing a bottle of wine each evening to watch the sunset and surfers too. The power and movement of the... More 

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