A great review to add some sunshine to this overcast afternoon!

Surf Review From TripAdvisor:

“Great Teacher (Buen Maestro)!!”

“I went to Puerto escondido and had Julio Soto for my instructor for my first surf lesson, he had me taking waves on my second try! He is a great teacher with the correct approach to teaching something new. I was a teacher myself and I wouldn’t ask for anything more in the lesson. Don’t forget to stop by his store and check out his personal art, Great guy, ask for Julio!”
Thanks for the review!  We hope to see you back in Puerto in the future 🙂 

New Surf and Adventure Packages!

We have been working with a partner to develop some awesome surf and adventure packages to offer our clients.  After all that hard work planning them out and scouting out the right connections we have decided to also offer a modified package deal straight from our website.  We are super excited to show people around this gorgeous location and share a few of our favorite spots.  This package is set up for just the right amount of fun and relaxation to pack a week without feeling like you are absolutely tied to the schedule.  Follow the link below to see what it includes and keep it in mind for your next trip to Puerto!

Adventure Package – 7 DaysSurf Lesson Puerto Escondido

Shop Julio’s Surf Art Online!

Our Online Shop is finally up and running!  Well, it has been up and ready for a while but I was nervous about taking the final step and announcing it.  But nerves be darned!  We are moving forward and are super excited about this new step.  We can now offer Julio Soto’s gorgeous and whimsical prints for sale as impeccable Art Posters printed on-demand, our tanks (we are adding to the selection soon!) printed with fun designs from Puerto Escondido, and even mugs and tote bags of the highest quality.  We hope you enjoy!  Let us know what you think please, we are still learning and growing everyday, and all your opinions will only help us get better.


Thanks / Gracias!

Ariel and Julio

Another Review!!!

Good reviews NEVER get old.  Thanks for the kind words, we hope to see you again in Puerto for more surf lessons.
From TripAdvisor:
“I was at Puerto Escondido for a few days in mid October, and definitely surf classes with Zicazteca are a MOST! Great experience, even greater teachers. An awesome way to spend a few quality hours in Puerto Escondido and have a lot of fun!”
Jelena M.
Visitado el Octubre de 2013

Concierge in your pocket?

I recently downloaded the newest edition of an e-guide called Puerto Escondido Travel Essentials app…and we are so thrilled to be listed in it!  Keep your eyes posted as Julio pops up in a few places (for both his surf lessons and his artwork).  I don’t know if it’s cause we are still somewhat new on the scene, but we get reeeeaaaally excited when people write about us, review us or generally recognize in any way this little labor of love that is Zicazteca.  🙂

This is a really handy and discreet little guide for your i phone, so no one needs to know you are trying to find the nearest sushi restaurant/yoga class/or place to get your hair did.  Best of all, it is a compilation of recommendations written by someone who actually lives here, so you know the suggestions have been well researched (and updated frequently).

If you are thinking about visiting Puerto Escondido, we think this little app is truly worth it.  It’s “like having a concierge in your pocket” but way more affordable.

Check it out here:


Puerto Escondido Travel Essentials app