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Simply stunning cove!

Get their for sunrise and have the place to yourself or chill out with a coconut as the sunset... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sophie P
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Great beach

Playa Carrizalillo has something for everyone. There is swimming, surfing, snorkeling, paddle... read more

Reviewed May 14, 2017
Cleveland, Ohio
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Small, lesser-known cove that isn’t usually crowded.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Puerto Escondido, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Get their for sunrise and have the place to yourself or chill out with a coconut as the sunset behind the rocks! This place is beautiful. Great beach for swimming, surfing or snorkelling. Plenty of bars down there although the toilet situ is iffy!

Thank Sophie P
Reviewed May 14, 2017 via mobile

Playa Carrizalillo has something for everyone. There is swimming, surfing, snorkeling, paddle boarding for the active folks in your group and wonderful lounge chairs under shade for those inclined to relax. There are plenty of options for food and drink so you can easily make...More

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Reviewed April 18, 2017 via mobile

Probably due to the Semana Santa but I found this beach way too busy. It's a great natural place but being small and one the easiest place to swim in Puerto Escondido it got really busy. Nice beginner surf spot.

Thank peppe41974
Reviewed April 17, 2017

The beach is located in a nice bay. The waves are not to high, its possible to swim here. Food and Drinks can be purchased at the beach.

Thank Daniel B
Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

One of my top 3 beaches (X'cacel and Balandra being the other two). Small bay hidden from the world by scores of stairs down the mountain. Palapas with local and Mexican food and beer, surf schools and board rental, snorkeling spot, little sand space. Depending...More

2  Thank Es7ebanLV
Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

Maybe because I came in high season, but it's just really small for the amount of people on it. A little dirty also for the size of the beach, and the have to many restaurants in there. Try instead Agua Blanca

Thank Ilce A
Reviewed April 12, 2017

The waves at this beach are not as high and challenging like they are at Zicatela. It's a great beach for swimming but can get pretty crowded since it is quite small. Easy to get to but be aware that you will have to go...More

Thank Swi89
Reviewed April 6, 2017

This beach is much calmer than Zicatela and Escondido. Safer for families with children and non swimmers. It's also a great place to learn how to surf.

Thank Jena-Noone
Reviewed April 6, 2017 via mobile

Just a wonderful place. Good eating Nice water All in all a exquisitely nice place to go to the beach.

Thank 22330005DB
Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

Many vendors but not annoying at all. Nice beach with rented chairs and umbrellas. Can rent surf boards too. Food fresh and yummy!

Thank Fabcab
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