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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

Enjoy barefoot bliss here. Dig your feet in the sand, find rest in the shade between two palms or just sit back and relax with a cold drink here from the comforts of your luxury chalet or cozy summer house.
Playa Blanca
It is one of the most extensive of the coasts of Ixtapa Zihuatanejo. Located just around the paradisiacal Barra de Potosí, where the lagoon meets the sea.
La Madera Beach
It is connected from the main beach through the sea walker and is the perfect activity if you’re looking to go on a nice stroll, while enjoying the fresh ocean breeze and magnificent bay of Zihuatanejo.


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