Located within the same bay of Playa Blanca is Playa Larga. This can sometimes cause confusion; although it is a single beach, it is divided into two sections. Together it covers more than 19 km of coastline. Playa Larga receives more open sea waves, so it is dangerous to swim here, but being a semi-virgin beach, makes it perfect for long romantic walks or some gentle horseback riding. Here you can enjoy some spectacular views away from all the commotion of downtown. Like all of our beaches here, catching a sunset here is a must, but even more special since it is less crowded. It is 10 minutes from the airport of Ixtapa Zihuatanejo and 25 from the hotel zone.
This island, which is more like a small islet, can be explored by walking from one end to the other. There’s plenty to see on the island like the rock formations and spectacular views.
Las Gatas Beach
Las Gatas is named after the harmless whiskered nurse sharks that once inhabited this area but have since disappeared. Those who enjoy free diving or snorkeling.
Revel in the golden sand and jewel toned sea in one of the most emblematic beaches of Ixtapa. This stretch of beach runs parallel with beachfront pools and hotels, making it an easy access.