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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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  • We walked to Las Gatas from Medano beach. It was an energetic walk, up and down over the rocks, about 1/2 and hour. It wasn't difficult, we did have tennis shoes on, which I'd say is a requirement, bu...  more »
  • Went to Playa las Gatas during recent stay in Ixtapa. Cheap drinks, beautiful views, and neat local flare. Would definitely recommend.  more »
  • Beautiful beach is necessary a good pair of sandals what there already are many pebbles but it's also nice to the color of the sea is very nice there are choices of restaurants and spend a good day
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