At the Beach
Much of the growth of Puerto Escondido is a result of of the incredible surf break that attracts surfers from all over the world. The "Mexican Pipeline", at Playa Zicatela, is what draws the surfers, especially during the summer months. Playa Zicatela is located just east of Playa Principal. With the proper swell, this is one of México best surf spots and never fails to draw large crowds, in and out of the water, when the waves are big. This is a very dangerous spot for casual swimming because of the riptides and the raw power of the waves. This beach is best left to the experienced surfers.