Zihuatanejo Bay, Zihuatanejo

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#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. Plan your Zihuatanejo Bay visit and explore what else you can see and do in Zihuatanejo using our Zihuatanejo travel itinerary planner.
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  • August 13, 2017
    A perfect bay rimmed by beautiful, white beaches and palm trees. Lots of activity everywhere. Quiet spots too.  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    Jose Manuel Guzman Rosario was the best cab driver tour guide. He showed us around, took us where ever we wanted to go and we had a blast. Thanks  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    My Favorite place in Mexico! I have been to quite a few destinations in Mexico and Zihuatanejo is now my new favorite. It's beauty and peaceful charm will bring me back again and again. Can't wait to ...  more »

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Where to stay in Zihuatanejo

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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