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Playa Las Gatas, Zihuatanejo

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Swim and sunbathe at Playa Las Gatas, a Zihuatanejo Bay beach named “cat beach” after the whiskered nurse sharks that once inhabited the area. According to a local legend, the beach was built by a Tarascan king for his daughter, which is why the chiseled cliffs that surround the beach create a natural barrier against the current, keeping the water calm. Lounge on the soft sand, or rent snorkeling gear to explore the nooks and crannies under the water. Once you're done, enjoy a meal at one of the beachside restaurants, which serve freshly caught seafood. By using our Zihuatanejo travel itinerary planner, you can arrange your visit to Playa Las Gatas and other attractions in Zihuatanejo.
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  • Las Gatas is a strip of beach in Zihuatanejo Bay. It is lined with a bunch a different restaurants that offer beachside service. There are also vendors that walk along the beach selling goods. I found...  more »
  • I went with my family, the place it's really nice and the water looks so clean. To get there any boat could take you with $600 pesos. Total recommend to visit!  more »
  • Great beach. Blue water. Snorkeling. Fun water taxi ride for $100 pesos round trip for two. We loved it.  more »