Surfing, Oaxaca Zicatela Beach, Puerto Escondido, Mexico
The Pacific Coast of Oaxaca State has many beaches open to large waves.  Zicatela is one of the notable beaches.  The area is also noted for ecotourism on its coastal regions with tours that create sustainable tourism.
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Surfing, Oaxaca Zicatela Beach, Puerto Escondido, Mexico
Puerto Escondido
How to Get There
Tourist Information Center
Secretaria de Tourismo
703 Ave Benito Juarez
Colonial Center,Oaxaca
Tel.  951-516-0123
How to Get There
From the Zocalo go 8 blocks north and three blocks east to Llano Park  They are in the building housing the Theater.
Buses leave Oaxaca's first class ADO terminal bound for Juchitan, Salina Cruz, Huatulco. Pochutla and Puerto Escondido
Buses leave the
second class terminal for Pochutla and Puerto Escondido.
Collective taxis and pickup trucks called camioneta in Pochutla make runs to Mazunte, Puerto Angel, and Zipolite beaches for 10 to 15 Pesos.
Local buses run along the coast road and connect all the coastal towns and villages   
Air Service reaches Puerto Escondido from Oaxaca City, Mexico City
Puerto Escondido Diving
Puerto Escondido has a PADI dive shop at the Left side of Bahia Principal as you face the ocean.  They will provide all equipment, lessons, local info and boat trips. Cove beach dive spots for scuba and snorkel are Playa (beach) Carrizalillo,  and Puerto Angelito.
Puerto Escondido Surfing
Playa Zicatela
is Puerto Escondido's surfing beach with an annual November international competition.  This beach is open to the ocean and has consistent 8-12 foot swells March through November.   Tandem skydiving, bikini contest, and skateboard demos during the November competitions add to the excitement.
Swimming
The protected beaches in Puerto Escondido are Playa Marinero, to the left of Bahia Principal in the center of the village.  Others are and Playa (beach) Carrizalillo, and two beaches at Puerto Angelito in protected coves a little north west of the village center (turn left 3/4 mile out side center on Mex. Route 200) Free parking on the hill above the beaches
Oaxaca Mexico has several great beaches including famed surfing beach, Zicatela.  The November National Championship matches are held on what is called the Mexican Pipeline
Puerto Escondido's Zicatela Beach, Surfing and Partying on Oaxaca's Pacific Coast
Puerto Escondido Surfing, Playa Zicatela
Puerto Escondido's surfing beach has two annual competitions, one in August and the other, the annual November international competition, the best known.  This beach is open to the ocean and can have dangerous waves, it is not recommended for swimming.
Puerto Escondido Playa Zicatela
Mid December,  Zicatela Beach
Best surfing on Mexico's Pacific Coast April through November
Surfing Oaxaca Zicatela Beach, Puerto Escondido offers great waves on what is called the Mexico Pipeline.  Puerto Escondido also offers Eco-tours, water Sport, kayaking, biking, Lagoon tours, turtle museum, diving, and nightlife.
Surfing on Oaxaca's Zicatela Beach, Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca
Surfing on Oaxaca's Zicatela Beach, Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca
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