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Beachfront in Puerto Escondido.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Puerto Escondido, Mexico
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Reviewed 13 May 2017

I'm not a surfer so I wouldn't go into these waters. It's not for swimming as there are very dangerous under currents but most of the palapa bars have sunbeds/hammocks and showers to rinse off the extreme heat. There is a friendly surfer and old...More

Thank landrymissrainl
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Huge waves! Such an intimidating beach but beautiful. We arrived early in the afternoon and were told to wait until later in the evening to watch the surfers. We ate at a great restaurant on the beach with a bucket of Coronas. Such a great...More

Thank Jnjiemtz
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We went to check out Zicatela Beach on a Saturday afternoon. Tourist season was winding down but it was still busy. There are tons of places to sit and just watch the awesome surf pound the beach, as well as bars and restaurants on the...More

Thank pescador6858
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Depending on the time of year you get between huge surf and monstrously frightening surf. There can be a killer (no pun intended) rip that will drag you out, down then beat you like few others. Complete washing machine. Not for the feint hearted. If...More

Thank Marc B
Reviewed 20 April 2017 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.

Thank Carlos P
Reviewed 18 April 2017

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

Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 17 April 2017 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...More

1  Thank Es7ebanLV
Reviewed 12 April 2017 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.

Thank Sara H
Reviewed 11 April 2017

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

Thank macabacano
Reviewed 6 April 2017

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.

Thank Jena-Noone
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Where in relation to this beach were the shark fishermen shot in July 2016?
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