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. With our custom trip planner, Zihuatanejo attractions like Playa Las Gatas can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • September 25, 2017
    Walked the beach this morning, took the water taxi over to the marina downtown Z. Will go back for a beach day before we leave!  more »
  • September 12, 2017
    in this place you get in boats that you take at the pier in Zihuatanejo. travel is short and is easy to approach by the docks. many places. in some places it has showers and dressing rooms.
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  • September 12, 2017
    It is a beach without waves, very quiet since has a natural breakwater, the very shallow, warm water in September that the visit, accessed by land but more common and easier is by boat from the pier in Zihuatanejo, we went by private boat and they charged $80.00 for pers ONA journey round, the collective journey think is u little more economical, there are many options to eat delicious and very accessible, consider spending an afternoon in excellent family, if eaten at restaurants and consumed lend the cot.
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