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Punta Zicatela beach

Ultimate guide (October 2023)
Punta Zicatela is a cool surfer beach on the Pacific coast of Mexico - in the south of Puerto Escondido. However, there are spots for swimming, for walking, for beach cafes and for night discos. Moreover, sometimes you can see whales right from the coastline - during the winter season. There are a lot of palms almost everywhere, thus resembling Palolem beach in Goa. This iconic place is a must to visit, while it's still just a low key village. Shore and seabed: sand. [edit]
This beach ranks #2 of the "Best beaches in Puerto Escondido"
Rating: 8.2 - 111 votes [vote]
Coordinates: 15.846276, -97.052523

Hotels [edit]

Punta Zicatela has a large selection of great hotels from US$20 per night (no cards accepted in most cases), while hostels are even cheaper. In general, this is a budget destination even by the Mexican standards.

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How to get there [edit]

Fly to Puerto Escondido airport (PXM). Next get by taxi or by shuttle minibus.

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When to go [edit]

Feel free to relax on the beach of Punta Zicatela any time of year. Summertime features warmer sea water, while it's less rainy and not so hot in winter.

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