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Your complete Guide: Surf in Puerto Escondido

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A World-Class Surfing Destination

Puerto Escondido, acclaimed as one of the top ten surfing spots in the world, offers an unparalleled surfing experience. From iconic beaches to the crystal-clear waters of the Pacific Ocean, discover why this Mexican gem is a must-visit for surfers of all levels.


Iconic Beaches for Every Surfer


  1. Zicatela: A haven for experienced surfers with massive and powerful waves.
  2. La Punta: Gentler waves, ideal for intermediate surfers.
  3. Carrizalillo: Perfect for beginners, offering gentle waves and a picturesque setting.


Surf Equipment Flexibility


Puerto Escondido welcomes surfers with their own gear or offers numerous rental options. An abundance of surf shops provide a wide range of boards and equipment for rent or purchase. Whether you are a novice or an expert, you’ll find all you need for your surf session.


Seasonality for Beginners and Intermediate Surfers


Surfing in Puerto Escondido is particularly favorable from January to mid-April, with calmer waves, ideal for beginners. Carrizalillo Beach, with its gentle waves and picturesque setting, is perfect for those looking to catch their first wave.


For Experienced Surfers


From late April to September, the town becomes a meeting point for experienced surfers. Zicatela Beach, famous for its powerful waves that can reach up to 12 meters, attracts surfers from around the world. This beach is known for having one of the best beach breaks in the world, offering an unforgettable experience for skilled surfers.


Renowned Competitions


Puerto Escondido also hosts internationally renowned surfing competitions, such as Mexpipe and the World Masters Competition, which take place between August and November at Zicatela Beach.


Renowned Surf Schools


Discover the excellence of Puerto Escondido’s surf schools:

  • Zicatela Surf School: Programs for all levels, with experienced instructors.
  • Carrizalillo Surf School: Ideal beginner courses near Carrizalillo Beach.
  • Puerto Surf Academy: Tailored courses with a focus on safety.
  • Surf México: Emphasizes technique and safety for all levels.
  • Brisa Oaxaqueña Surf School: Programs for children and adults, suited to all skill levels.


Themed Accommodations


Explore our selection of ,Puerto Escondido’s surf schools perfect for surfing enthusiasts:

  • Puerto Surf House

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    • Experiencia Surf Camp – Hostel

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    • Surf Travel Stay

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    • Hotel Bungalows El Maguey

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    • Selina

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    • Hotel Papaya Surf

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    • Casa Ardila B&B and Surf Retreat


Beyond Surfing: Discover Puerto Escondido’s Richness


Marine Life

The waters around Puerto Escondido are teeming with dolphins, whales, and turtles. An incredible experience for nature lovers.

Gastronomy and Culture

Savor the local cuisine of Oaxaca, rich in fresh seafood, and discover mezcal, the region’s emblematic spirit.

Book Your Surfing Adventure

Ready for the surf adventure of your life Book your surf package on our site and experience the ultimate at Puerto Escondido.



Respect the Environment and the Community

During your visits, it is essential to respect the environment and the local community. Pickup your trash, avoid disturbing the fauna and flora, and respect the customs and traditions of the residents. By acting responsibly, you will contribute to preserving this beautiful place for future generations.

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