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Address: Puerto Escondido, Mexico
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Featuring low tides and undertow, this is known as the best in-town...

Featuring low tides and undertow, this is known as the best in-town swimming spot.

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No music

Nice family oriented beach without the bars that line Zicatela blaring music. Quiet, but you can still rent a chair and umbrella and get a beer. The locals all show up after work... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Sanguinette
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice family oriented beach without the bars that line Zicatela blaring music. Quiet, but you can still rent a chair and umbrella and get a beer. The locals all show up after work with picnics for a pre dinner swim. Very nice beach.

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Thank Sanguinette
San Diego, California
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68 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice mix of locals & tourists with a pay-for-shade set-up, so be prepared to pick a lounge chair and at least sip on a fresh limonada,

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Thank MMann22
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13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

This is the very end section of the main beach, the most in town. This is where the fishing boats come in, which can be fascinating. In the morning they approach the beach, at speed, and then glide up the beach on rollers. The selection and size of the fish they catch are amazing. However, some of the fish are... More 

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Thank alant708
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

You can't swim on this beach as it is too dangerous and only suitable for surfers. Some good restaurants though

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Thank Peter W
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2,573 reviews
1,376 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,272 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

You can come in the morning to watch the fishermen unload fish but I was not too impressed by this beach and it is certainly not for swimming.

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Thank HelenaGuerra
Haifa, Israel
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103 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

a real hole , not to clean and not too pleasant, the restaurants look poor and taste worse, we tried the best looking one, and we got a fish with odd smell wholly soaked in oil. skip this part , you have much much better choices in puerto escondido, don't spoil your vacation.

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Thank nathan l
Puerto Escondido, Mexico
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73 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I don't swim here but in the mornings between about 7 and 8am the fishermen come back in to shore and sell their catch, straight from the boat to the buyer. Fantastic stuff, love to watch it all going on. If i ate fish, this is no doubt where I would buy it from!

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Thank Fi-kat
Eugene, Oregon
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39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

This could have been a great beach but it is full of fishing boats both off-shore and on the beach. However there are lots of chairs and shade umbrellas for rent and food service. No sunset viewing from here makes it a locals kind of place most tourists would rather avoid.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Great way to spend the day - the Mexican family that sets up on the beach will get whatever you want drinks, food etc - they send a runner to pick up whatever you order. Liza's makes awesome margaritas. Everyone was friendly. A great Mexican Beach experience>

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Puerto Escondido, Mexico
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

I take my young kids to swim at this beach because there is always a lifeguard on duty and fun waves to ride a bodyboard. In summer the waves are better/bigger but still a good family beach. Any afternoon their will be 20+ local kids learning to bodyboard but still plenty of room for visitors to have ago on rented... More 

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