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. South of Puerto Escondido, the resort town of Huatulco offers nine bays, some good surfing beaches and plenty of upscale lodging. Many of the beaches in the resort area of Huatulco are surprisingly deserted except during ChristmasThere is also simple digs and transportation to deserted beaches.
Remote Beaches, Mexico Pacific Coast Beach Vacation
Puerto Escondido Surfing, Zicatela Beach
How to Reach Zicatela
Buses leave Oaxaca's first class ADO terminal (OCC buses) bound for Juchitan, Salina Cruz, Huatulco. Pochutla and Puerto Escondido
Buses leave the second class terminal for Pochutla and Puerto Escondido.
Collectivos (camionetta)in Pochutla make runs to Mazunte, Puerto Angel, and Zipolite beaches.
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 Surfing
Playa Zicatela is Puerto Escondido's surfing beach with an annual November international competition. This beach is open to the ocean, 8-12 foot swells common. There is an airport in Puerto Escondido. Tandem skydiving during the November competitions and plenty of party clubs add to the excitement of the August and November surfing competitions.
Restaurante El Caficito on Zicatela, great breakfast free WiFi.
Puerto escondido is more a party town but during quiet months it can feel like a small village. Christmas , Easter, and august/November surfing tournaments bring the crowds, otherwise the area is quiet.
Oaxaca Mexico has several great surfing beaches including famed surfing beach, Zicatela. The November National Championship matches are held on what is called the Mexican Pipeline.
Forty miles south, Zipolite beach offers surfing in a quiet and relaxed beach village.
Beaches of Mexico's Pacific Coast are great for a Beach Vacation and that includes surfing. Beaches of Mexico's Pacific Coast are legendary for long waves breaking on four mile unobstructed beaches like the longest waves at San Blas Matanchen Bay.
Puerto Escondido's Zicatela Beach is tops for Surfing and Partying on Oaxaca's Pacific Coast
Surfing Beach: Playa Arista, Chiapas, Mexico, Pacific Coast beach near Tonala
The Beaches of Mexico are quieter the further south you go. On the coast of Chiapas the beaches at Tonala have some amenities but few visitors. Puerto Arista Chiapas has out of the tourist track beaches pictured right that offer all you need except crowds.
Reach Tonala via ADO/ OCC , first Class bus from Oaxaca City or coastal bus, ADO/OCc, Cristobal Colon out of Puerto Escondido via Huatulco. Reach Puerto Arista and Boca de Cielo via shared taxi. Inquire at the bus station or in the town center for the shared taxi/ combi or camionetta to the beaches $1.50 USD approx
ADO/Cristobal Colon bus from San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas.Via Tuxtla Guiterez
Out of the Way Surfing Beaches Mexico: San Blas, Nayarit's Long Wave Beaches
In San Blas, 200 miles south of the Tropic of Cancer on Mexico's Pacific Coast, where Pacific Ocean meets the Bay of Cortez, a beach once produced the longest surfable wave and made the Guinness book of world Records
San Blas became notable in surfing lore as the beach with the "longest ridable wave in the world," waves a quarter mile long are common on San Blas's Matachen Bay and Las Islitas' 5700 foot wave has made the Guinness book of Worlds records as the longest measured ride.
The seabed at Matanchen has changed since that record was set and the title has gone to other beaches around the world but the reputation of Matachen Bay and San Blas stand in surfing lore.
From San Blas in Nayarit south to Sayulia there are many secluded beaches with good swells form July through September. Surf shops, lodging, and internet restaurants are available in the village of San Blas
Reaching San Blas: The City of Tepic has first class bus service via Primera Plus to San Blas
From Puerto Vallarta good roads run north along the coast, Route 200. Leave 200 at Las Varas and continue north to Matachen Bay and San Blas.
Nearby cities with International flights Mazatlan, 180 miles to the north, Guadalajara 160 miles to the east.
Best surfing on Mexico's Pacific Coast November to April. Those months are more likely to have on an offshore wind combined with a winter swell from the south
Reach Tonala via ADO, first Class bus from Oaxaca City or coastal bus, ADO/OCC Cristobal Colon out of Puerto Escondido via Huatulco.
Oaxaca Quiet Beaches, Zipolite, Mazunte, Puerto Angel
Reach Mazunte and Puerto Angel's beaches nearby by taxi or camionetta which picks up and drops off passengers all along Calle Principal, the road that runs parallel to the beach,
Playa Panteon in Puerto Angel gives you the most relaxed swimming beach and a modern hotel with snorkel tours, scuba diving, and sightseeing boat tours leaving from the beach.
Zipolite Beach Oaxaca Pacific Coast, Mexico
You can't beat the price for this accommodation on Zipolite Beach near Posada Cristobal and Posada/hostel Shambala
Want ultra quiet, rustic, secluded; try Cacahua Lagoon palapas located on a spit of land on Oaxaca's Pacific coast 60 miles northwest of Puerto Escondido reached by boat.
Playa Ventanilla near Mazunte is ideal for a getaway beach area
Hidden Beaches of Mexico's Pacific Coast are great for a non touristy Beach Vacation. Surfing Beaches of Mexico's Pacific Coast are legendary for long waves breaking on four mile unobstructed beaches
Playa Arista Chiapasl 30 miles of beach