Playa La Punta
Playa La Punta is a semi-officially recognised subdivision of Playa Zicatela in Puerto Escondido. Forming the hook of Zicatela’s hockey stick shape, it curves around the Pacific Ocean facing both to the north and the west – making it an ideal spot to check out the nightly sunsets.
Playa La Punta is also a favourite with surfers. Its point creates a consistent wave, and lessons and gear can be found nearby. Relatively isolated compared to the rest of the beach, those enjoying the solitude of Playa La Punta will need to take the short stroll north to take advantage of the twenty-plus cafes and restaurants that back onto Playa Zicatela alongside several budget-friendly accommodation options.
The beach is both wide and lacking in natural shade, so trips to its southern end should be accompanied by plenty of water and protection from the rays. Swimming generally isn’t recommended because of shifting currents and a strong undertow.
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