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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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  • Travel by small boat to the beach (Playa) at Las Gatas from Zihuatanejo to enjoy a day of relaxation and beach activities. Good food available from any of the many reataurants on the beach  more »
  • Spend a couple days at the beach. You can take a water taxi form the pier. Great restaurants along the beach. You can rent snorkeling gear for the day. I will definately go back.  more »
  • It has the clearest water for snorkeling, but only a small area at far end for good wading rock-free. The best musicians come here. You can walk here over the stony trail from the south end of Playa L...  more »