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Beachfront in Puerto Escondido.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“great beach” (26 reviews)
“big waves” (21 reviews)
“long beach” (9 reviews)
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Puerto Escondido, Mexico
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"great beach"
in 26 reviews
"big waves"
in 21 reviews
"long beach"
in 9 reviews
"surfers paradise"
in 4 reviews
"restaurants and bars"
in 6 reviews
"mexican pipeline"
in 8 reviews
"amazing waves"
in 6 reviews
"la punta"
in 16 reviews
"surfing beach"
in 6 reviews
"main beach"
in 6 reviews
"experienced surfers"
in 4 reviews
"watch the sunset"
in 5 reviews
"boogie"
in 4 reviews
"lifeguards"
in 8 reviews
"tide"
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"hippie"
in 4 reviews
"beachfront"
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Reviewed yesterday

Wonderful hotels so beautiful lots of activity Split Coconut great bands bbq food on the beach......One fall back the Esmeralda beach restaurant loud music till to late people can't sleep and they yell constantly for people to come in Harrassment indeed bad taste

Thank billdeb26young
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

First of all, Zicatela is a surfers beach not a swimming beach so its not recommended for families. The water is pretty clean, soft sand and lots of restaurants that cater to tourists, not bad but not good either. At least visit this beach once...More

Thank Elizabeth R
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Reviewed 3 days ago

the waves were not pounding the shore during my visit but you could hear and see the power in this water. the long beach is awe-inspiring and BTW many nice places for food and drink

Thank frankie2011
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A beautiful beach to walk and to sit at any of the many restaurants and bars along the beach to enjoy the view and ocean breeze. This is a surfing location and the waves, undertow and riptides are strong, and so this is not a...More

Thank PaulaG-Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The waves here can reach 15 feet outside of high surf season; just spectacular to watch and even more thrilling to ride.

Thank JamesSPC
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Fabulous waves but usually only surfers go out here because it is intimidating for the average swimmer.

Thank Susan G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been in ZICATELA for 2 months and the entire district is in construction. The moment you get out of your hotel it is noise and ciment, same if you go to the beach. All Zica, from the beginning of the strip up to...More

Thank denysd2
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The boardwalk here is so much fun, 2 excellent jewelry stores, many other beach-y items in other stores..many restaurants, some with huge tv for watching sports and having a beer, nightclubs for the young set...the beach is lovely...I've never seen it crowded...when there's lots of...More

Thank Cynthia R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been in Puerto Escondido for the last 2 weeks and Zicatela has been one of the best parts of our mornings. We were able to find great food drink Mind-blowing scenery Massages shops Music, Zicatela offees everything for every budget and every taste....More

Thank Binkyljfm
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A LOT of sand! Big waves, but, at this time of year apparently not big enough for good surfing. Not a swimming beach, and not a beach for lounging in a chair under an umbrella. You can go to one of the many beach restaurants...More

Thank MAPA_5256
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susiesci
1 August 2016|
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Response from angiehookhome | Reviewed this property |
Playa Zicatella is just one beach of 4 in Puerto Escondido. It is the main surfing beach (mican pipeline) not a fishing beach. I have never seen any violence in Puerto Escondido and have been going there for over 20 years
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