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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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  • Playa Las Gatas is very nice, there are areas where the sand is very soft and some areas with stones, but that does not affect the beauty of this beach, I suggest arriving very early (between 9 and 11 a.m.) because after a lot of people arrive to complicating the stay there, and order the food in advance. It is a very beautiful place with a nice view. They say that who does not know the cats don't know Zihuatanejo and I believe that it is true. Great choice to go with small children!
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  • The place is nice, access by boat, unstable, will surely sell you your ride, with access to a restaurant, bathrooms or showers and the insurance is that cheat on you and when you arrive you don't even a friendly greeting by the staff, yet the place has a beach, almost in largely clean and crystal clear water , with the option of having a nice view, if you had the bad luck of which to be treated badly, even on the part of the beach public power it is not bad, just do not forget to be responsible and take their trash when they leave the place, is not to be all day, but if a couple of hours and perhaps a meal at the place
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  • A short ride from the pier next to the PLAYA PRINCIPAL, there is a beautiful spot to go spend a day, SNORKLE, SWIM AND SNOOZE  more »

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