Playa la Ropa, Zihuatanejo

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Renowned as one of the most beautiful beaches in the city, Playa la Ropa offers visitors a variety of activities as well as scenic views. Named "Clothing Beach" (supposedly after a Spanish ship wrecked and spilled silk on the shore), the 1 km (half mile) stretch of powdery sand is surrounded by palm trees and lush green hills. Spend time walking along the beach, watching parasailers glide above, or hanging out in one of the open-air bars. Known as good for swimming, the beach is also suitable for learning to surf or snorkel, renting sailboats, or waterskiing. Use our Zihuatanejo trip planning app to add Playa la Ropa and other attractions to your Zihuatanejo vacation plans.
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  • La Ropa is in its sunset. What once was a charming beach and relaxed business area now is becoming dated, too crowded and too commercial. The traffic is a nightmare if you want to go to and from town,...  more »
  • This is a beautiful little beach highly recommended by the locals. Much nicer than the beach at Ixtapa. Great little beach restaurants and great prices and service. If you want a nice relaxing massage...  more »
  • Love this spot, so much better than the busy Ixtapa beaches. There are no big waves and the temperature of the water is mild most of the year.  more »

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Look in the narrow streets of the historic center to find a range of affordable, colorful "posadas" (inns), or head uphill to Cerro del Almacen for comfortable condos offering sweeping views over the water. If the larger luxury hotels appeal, cast your eye east of the river to find lavish resorts lining the town's most desirable beaches.
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