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Zihuatanejo Bay, Zihuatanejo

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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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  • We have stayed in north Ixtapa and now at the Zihu Bay. We will take the Bay anytime. We like being able to walk to and from our hotel in the area and enjoyed seeing the markets and trying out the dif...  more »
  • The views of this bay are fabulous day or night...that is what makes it stand out as one of the most beautiful views ever. At night, the town looks like a bowl of jewels. During the day, you can see v...  more »
  • I am in love with this place. I was prepared to be disappointed since I used to visit Zihua in the 1970s when this was a small fishing village with few tourists. But, I am still loving Zihua. Sure, it...  more »