Playa Zicatela


Playa Zicatela, or just 'Zica' to the locals, is the large stretch of beach across the main bay of Puerto Escondido. By day, enjoy wandering down the promenade, relaxing at the numerous restaurants/bars serving delicious, local, seafood, and browsing the array of gift and beachwear shops.


By night though, get your dancing shoes on because Zicatela is the place to eat, drink and be merry!

A half mile of bars, restaurants and clubs catering to all tastes and ages. Opt for a quiet glass or wine and tacos at one of the laid back restaurants, or party hard on the dancefloor, Mezcal in hand, until 5am. 


Zicatela is famous for its huge and massive beach break, surfers from all over the world come here to challenge themselves.


Zicatela is the home of the WSL BIG WAVE CHALLENGE!

Between may and june you can see waves between 10-15 meters!

click here to see the pictures of last year!



The heaviest beach break of the world, 

the most beautiful tubes,

perfect conditions all summer long,

Zicatela is the queen!


Without a doubt, Zicatela, about 100 meters wide and four kilometers long, is among the top ten surfing spots in the world. Get a cab from bonobo for 40 pesos or walk 30min and get to see the show.


Zicatela has some heavy currents and can be very dangerous!

Please only enter the water if you are a PROFESSIONAL Surfer!

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