Does anyone know what the water temperature is on the Zih bay? I would thing that the water temp in Ixtapa is similar.
The magic SST sattelite imagery says 84.7*F in the bay and 85.3*F in front of Ixtapa.
SST -- Sea Surface Temperature
what time of year is this water temperature. I am going on Jan 17th what would it be then Also does anyone know if the ocean is swimmable at Playa Blanca Playa Larga
Just about everyday, 365 days a year.
Playa Blanca & Playa Larga are both swimmable.
Thankyou, I am so pleased it is that warm. I usually go to PV and the water doesnt warm up until about late January early Feb. I am staying on Playa Larga do you know where there are some good restaurants and grocery stores near there rather than having to go into Zihuat all the time. Also what little beaches would there be that are neat to go to?
Just checked the SST satellite, says 81 F on the beaches. You will need to come to ZIH(Commercial Mexican or Bodega) and stock up on supplies ( the staples of life - beer, meat, breakfast, etc. if you are in a Condo or deal with local fishermen/vendors with carts. There are restaurants in Barra de Potosi open till around Sunset. Then they roll up the sidewalks(?) for the night. There are some small tiendas at Barra de Potosi. You will be on a 9 mile long basically deserted beach, won't need another one.
Try Cuatro Hermanos (4 brothers) right in the middle of Playa Larga. We only had drinks there but it looked pretty good. There are also horse and ATV rentals on the beach and some pretty good surf which my daughter enjoyed. Water temp is perfect at every beach in the area!
The water is swimmable at Playa Larga, but as it is an open ocean beach, use your best judgement. If it looks too big, stay out and enjoy a good book instead. Also, be aware of rip tides and always swim in pairs.
Are there any small grocery stores in potoso or i I think I have put myself in a very remote place. Hope it is going to be okay and not too far from anything. I do like it quiet but not too far away that it is a chore to do anything.
Yes there are Tiendas in Barra de Potosi. Most beach cafés close around 6:00 PM unless you make arrangements for a later time.
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