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Playa Principal (Playa del Puerto)

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Address: Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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Small stretch of beach located in the middle of downtown Zihuatanejo.

Small stretch of beach located in the middle of downtown Zihuatanejo.

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Caught the fisherman coming in at dawn

What a treat to be able to see this Mexican daily fish market open for business. Almost wished we had our own kitchen to cook up some of the fresh catches!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 February 2016
Patty C

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Hayward ca
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very nice area a lot of locals so not too many vendors... nice place to hang out and enjoy a day at the beach.

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Thank BooblaJean
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

This beach offers calm waters because it is located in a bay rather than facing the open sea. It is the "downtown" beach, which means, in Zihuatanejo, a very charming and laid-back, comfortable kind of place. Fishing trips leave from the peer at this beach, and professional fisherman still sell the night's catch and mend their nets here. There are... More 

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Thank William P
Mukwonago, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

Wonderful beach to stroll at anytime...Great Reaturants. The sunset views from Rosy,s are EXCELLENT.

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Thank MuktownMark
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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016

What a treat to be able to see this Mexican daily fish market open for business. Almost wished we had our own kitchen to cook up some of the fresh catches!

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Thank Patty C
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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389 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

We go down to the main beach (Playa Principal) every year to walk along the beach front and stop and have a couple of beers and stick our toes in the sand at one of the beachfront restaurants. It is a great place to people watch and look out over the bay. There are shops and restaurants along the beach... More 

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mt. sterling, ky
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

The beach is pretty with all the little restaurants around it. In the early morning, the fishermen bring their catch in from the night and that is where you go to purchase fresh fish. I rated the beach low because a canal feeds into the beach and after a rain, there is a lot of run off flowing into the... More 

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Thank leftout
Winnipeg, Canada
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348 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

Small area in front of the fish market, and in front of the Naval base. No restaurants on the beach becuase of location, but the sand is nice. Lots of boats anchored just off shore.

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Thank Garry H
Kingston, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

The Town beach gives a beautiful view of the bay. Tourist shops and restaurants abound along the beach front. In the evening the atmosphere changes to one of celebration as locals come down to the beach front for family activities around the basketball court. A Giant Christmas Tree constructed of sand is built and illuminated inDecember.

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Thank Alexandra O
Port Stephens, Australia
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201 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015

The waterfront area provides plenty of dining options as do the town's streets. It's a good place to walk early in the morning to see the local fishing boats sell their catch or walk the town street's shopping or stop for a meal. There is often events at the basketball courts on the waterfront in the evenings particularly on Sunday... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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64 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

Playa Principal is adjacent to the Centro district in downtown Zihua. There are plenty of interesting boutiques and quaint restaurants in this area, worth checking out. Walk through in the morning, to see the town's fisherman group presenting their catch to local buyers. That's a hard working group of people making their living from the sea. Some raw sewage is... More 

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