Zihuatanejo Bay, Zihuatanejo

4.6
#3 of 10 in Nature in Guerrero
Beach hop between the five popular beaches within Zihuatanejo Bay, where you'll find a piece of shoreline to suit every beach-loving traveler. A long white sand beach, Playa La Ropa is popular for swimming. Those who are interested in snorkeling around reefs should head to Playa Las Gatas. Playa Contramar has polished rocks instead of sand and offers snorkeling around rock formations. Playa La Madera makes for good body surfing, and it provides a nice place to spend an evening on the walkway among performers and restaurants. The final beach, Playa Principal, makes up the waterfront town and is more urban, not suitable for swimming. Make Zihuatanejo Bay a part of your Zihuatanejo vacation plans using our Zihuatanejo online tour itinerary planner .
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  • Think Shawshank Redemption when you think of Zihuatanejo. The bay has visiting sailboats and local fishing boats with smaller fishing boats on the beach. Dine at excellent restaurants along the beach ...  more »
  • Had amazing service and food LAST YEAR. Took friends back there this year to share the experience and it was HORRIBLE. We were embarrassed. How could it get so bad.We are not fussy people.We like fres...  more »
  • I spent a week drawing and doing watercolors of the incredible beauty of Zihuatanejo Bay, ringed by beaches and mountains.  more »

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Look in the narrow streets of the historic center to find a range of affordable, colorful "posadas" (inns), or head uphill to Cerro del Almacen for comfortable condos offering sweeping views over the water. If the larger luxury hotels appeal, cast your eye east of the river to find lavish resorts lining the town's most desirable beaches.
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