Playa Principal

Also known as the fishermen's beach, this beach lies in the heart of Zihuatanejo. If you’re looking to take boat tours around the bay, catch a ride to Las Gatas, embark on a fishing excursion or rendezvous from a cruise ship, you will be docking on and off at the docks by this beach. You’ll understand why this is an iconic beach if you take a visit here at dawn. At first light you’ll see fishermen returning back from sea with their catch of the day. Don’t just watch them though! For all seafood lovers, this is your time. Get in the action and barter for fresh seafood. There’s an assortment to choose from depending on the season, but you will normally find red snapper, horse mackerel, chula, parrot fish, marlin, sailfish, tuna, mahi mahi, lobsters, barnacles and more!
Ixtapa Zihuatanejo Beaches Playa Principal

Playa Principal


Ixtapa Zihuatanejo

Other Beaches

La Saladita
This beach is known for surfing, especially for longboarders. With its very long-walled left handers, you can slide for more than 500mts on a good day.
La Ropa Beach
This wonderful bay has recently been awarded as one of the best and most romantic beaches to visit in Mexico by the world's largest travel platform, TripAdvisor.
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.


the destination

Ixtapa Zihuatanejo beach

How to get there