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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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  • This is the best place for snorkeling. No need to pay an organizer through the nose. Go to the pier in Zihua, pay 50 pesos for a the Panga to Playa, Las Gatos. When you get there, pick on of the resta...  more »
  • The package costs 800 pesos or $40 us. This includes seafood lunch. In our opinion tourists can go on their own at a cost of 200 pesos without lunch. From Park Royal go to Plya Linda by local bus (25 ...  more »
  • I have been there twice and loved it both times! You need to take a small boat from Zihuatanejo for 50 pesos both ways and it's open until 5pm.