We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Playa Zicatela

Puerto Escondido, Mexico
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Discover Puerto Escondido: Full-Day Sightseeing Tour
More Info
and up
Puerto Escondido City and Shopping Tour
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Beachfront in Puerto Escondido.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Puerto Escondido, Mexico
Write a Review
Reviews (845)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

111 - 120 of 286 reviews

Reviewed 7 February 2016

Zicatela is the best beach if you want to surf and to enjoy the nightlife. Plenty of restaurant and clubs are waiting for you every day and night to enjoy from breakfast to late drinks. Enjoy a cerveza or a margarita watching the sun going...More

Thank Roberta1980
Reviewed 7 February 2016

For years I've been going to Puerto Escondido and every year there are drownings on Playa Zicatela. It's a great place to watch the surfers, but the undertow is usually always there. Take a beach blanket and catch some sun and watch the world go...More

1  Thank 525billjohn
Reviewed 30 January 2016

Walk all of the way to point and back for five mile hike! Saw turtles and sea snakes. Lot of surfers

Thank godofthearmadillos
Reviewed 29 January 2016

The newly built beach-side restaurants & bars block a view of the ocean in many places...a big mistake!

Thank MMann22
Reviewed 27 January 2016

Great place to grab a beer and watch the surfers risk life and limb!! Sp many great places to choose from too. Miss it already!

Thank AdrenilineJunkie
Reviewed 21 January 2016

Playa Zicatela provides a broad expanse of sand and surf. The waves are varied so gauge their strength - they can be strong enough for surfing so take care with younger children and weak swimmers. For a nominal commitment to purchase food/beverages or for a...More

Thank 1953MACAOIDH
Reviewed 18 January 2016

This is one of the longest beaches I've ever been at. Perfect to watch the surfers in the morning, and the sunset at the evening. A lot of bars and restaurants along the beach. The only down side is all the loose wild dogs strolling...More

Thank Valaszkai
Reviewed 13 January 2016

Playa Zicatela is the spot to relax, people watch and shop while in Puerto. There are many restaurants to choose from depending on your taste and budget. Some places on the beach offer covered lounges close to the water as well as more regular restaurant...More

Thank David F
Reviewed 6 January 2016

Beautiful wide bay with great, daunting surfswells, not for beginners. Strewn with beachrestaurants renting chairs and selling food and the street opposite full of surfstores, souvenirshops, restaurants this is a must on any stop in Puerto Escondido

Thank Hampm57
Reviewed 6 January 2016

We are not surfers, but enjoy watching them on this huge beach. The waves are too rough for comfort, so we just stay in the edge. But the beach is lovely, very uncrowded, and with loungers, under umbrellas, with good food/drink service. It's also slap...More

Thank alant708
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
La Olita
287 reviews
.50 km away
Fresh Restaurant & Lounge
127 reviews
.10 km away
Costenito Cevicheria
102 reviews
.14 km away
Palapita Bar
69 reviews
.12 km away
Nearby Attractions
9 reviews
1.08 km away
Playa Marinero
60 reviews
1.05 km away
Puerto Escondido Fishing
40 reviews
1.13 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
31 July 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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