If we name the different places that make Puerto Escondido such a special place, we cannot overlook La Punta Zicatela: the most loved and chosen place by tourists.
La Punta is located at the left end of Zicatela Beach, facing the sea. It is the southernmost beach of Puerto Escondido. It is named for its peninsula shape that ends in a series of cliffs decorated with a lighthouse that serves as a guide for boats.
Many things happen in La Punta and that is why it has become one of the main places chosen by tourists to stay. Also, many foreigners who decide to move to this paradise of the Mexican Pacific, choose La Punta as a place to settle.
First of all, La Punta beach offers a friendly and almost periodic wave, which allows you to learn if you don’t know how or practice the sport before launching yourself into the dangerous waves of Zicatela. If you don’t have a surfboard or you don’t practice the sport but you are interested in learning, you can rent boards right there or hire surf lessons with local surfers. In addition, in La Punta there is a small bay that allows bathing with greater tranquility.
The streets are mostly made of sand and dirt. This gives it a relaxed and rustic aesthetic, great appeal for people who decide to live a simpler and more relaxed life. Most of the buildings are made of wood or mud, with palapa roofs. Hammocks abound and vegetation overflows at every step.
There are shops, groceries, pharmacies and even an ATM to withdraw cash. You won’t have to leave La Punta at all!
There are many lodging options, ranging from more rustic and cheap places to Boutique Hotels or more equipped Airbnb houses. However, there are no resorts or large hotels. This is not something that characterizes either La Punta or Puerto Escondido. The local community is responsible for preserving the simple and no-frills essence so as not to undermine the chill vibe of this magical place.
In addition, La Punta houses several very attractive gastronomic options! From oriental food, Mexican food, Peruvian cuisine, to signature cuisine, you can find everything in the picturesque streets of Punta Zicatela.
Every night there are different offers of events such as live music bands, open mics, and various activities to do with family or friends and enjoy the magic of this small place.
Another attraction that invites tourists to get to know La Punta is its strategic location to appreciate the sunsets over the sea. No matter what time of year you visit La Punta, you will always be able to watch the sun go down on the horizon.
Visit La Punta Beach with your surfboard, enjoy a calm swim, toast at sunset watching the sun go down over the sea and then walk barefoot through the bars to taste the best cocktails and flavors, feeling the sun in your body and the smile on the face: who would not want to visit this wonderful place in Puerto Escondido?