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Playa Principal (Playa del Puerto)

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Not that impressive

It might be one of the 'principal' (main) beach area in town, close to the wharf and where all the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
seetheworld2014
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Calgary, Canada
Not a good place for swiming

The canal feeds into the bay at the end of the beach. When it rains there is run off going into the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
leftout
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mt. sterling, ky
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Small stretch of beach located in the middle of downtown Zihuatanejo.
  • Excellent18%
  • Very good35%
  • Average39%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“town beach” (3 reviews)
“fresh fish” (2 reviews)
“fisherman” (11 reviews)
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Zihuatanejo, Mexico

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Reviewed 6 days ago

It might be one of the 'principal' (main) beach area in town, close to the wharf and where all the fishing boats park, but it's not a good place to lay around soaking up the sun or to go swimming. The smell of gasoline put...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The canal feeds into the bay at the end of the beach. When it rains there is run off going into the canal and then into the Bay. We love sitting at one of the restaurants between the basketball court and the bridge over the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very saddened by the horrible decline of this once fun golf course. Unfortunately it has fallen into a state that is clear no money is being spent to keep up the course.

Thank Patricia C
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Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

This was a nice walk from the bungalow. Lots of people selling things. We did stop for a cup of coffee that was real good.

Thank Margo W
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

You can watch the fishing boats come in with their catches in the morning and buy the fresh fish from them right there on the beach. There are also many shops where you can buy hats, clothing, art and just about anything you want. A...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2017

This is where the fisherman come in and sell their catch right off the sand. It is very interesting but not a swimming beach. Have a coffee just behind the beach and watch the activity unfold.

Thank Georgina R
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Reviewed 29 November 2016

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

1  Thank BooblaJean
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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,...More

1  Thank William P
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Reviewed 20 February 2016

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

1  Thank MuktownMark
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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!

1  Thank Patty C
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