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“Very Congested”

Ranked #25 of 59 things to do in Zihuatanejo
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Owner description: Small stretch of beach located in the middle of downtown Zihuatanejo.
Dallas, Tx
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87 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Very Congested”
Reviewed 29 April 2010

This main beach is next to the pier and right by where the commercial fisherman beach their panga's. It is sometimes unsafe and polluted due to the commercial fishermen. Go to Playa la Ropa or Playa Madera for safe, clean swimming.

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“Stay in Zihuatanejo.”
Reviewed 14 February 2005

The fishing charters return in the afternoon, to sell their catch to the seaside restaurants. For 100 pesos (Under $10 US) the fresh food is incredible. I highly recomend eating there.
Zihuatinejo is a great jumping off point for several beaches in the area. Cheap busses and taxis take you up the coast to check out various regions. Ixtapa is a bit crowded and artificial, but further up the coast Playa Troncones is quiet and genuine.

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Fergus Falls, MN
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
“True - good restaurants but don't go swimming”
Reviewed 19 October 2004

I travel to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo every year. There is a "drainage" canal that comes from the city of Zihuatanejo and goes into the ocean on this beach. The canal carries sewage and other substances into the sea. When it rains, the canal is very full of things. I will not go swimming in that area of the Zihuatanejo bay and I'd advise others not to. However, to the north of this drainage canal, a row of restaurants begins on "Fisherman's Walk". The restaurants are all very nice with some that are exceptional. I tend to end up at "Daniel's" quite often - very good food (prices just a bit higher than other restaurants with that quality of food - but the location is worth it!). Daniel's is located near the basketball courts, and on Sundays the courts are a gathering place for the locals - it is very pleasant to check out that scene! Actually, any of the restaurants there are very nice. You will find restaurants all over the Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo area, but this stretch is especially nice. The local fish market is also located in this area. Continue past the walk, past the pier, and you'll come to the "flea market" - a large cluster of gift shops. If you like to shop around, browse and negotiate prices, this is the place for you! So, other than swimming, this is a good area! I had to knock off a point in my rating because of the swimming business. The sea does wash away the substances every day, there isn't any unpleasant odor once you are away from the canal.

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Lewiston, California
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73 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
“Relax, Relax, Relax”
Reviewed 16 September 2003

With a 8-10 cafes streached along this very pleasent walkway it is our very favorite place for dinner. While the beach is not suitable for swimming the many fine cafes, with stroling musicians wandering the area you could not ask for a nicer evening dining spot. I have met people from all over the world here. In the day time at the far end is the fishermans market where you can buy fresh seafood right off the boat or catch a boat to Playa Gatas. There is always activity around the basketball court be it music, dance or just a pick up game. You can have a full breakfast for as little as 25 pesos ($2.35) & a fine dinner for under 100 pesos. Even when I eat else where we normaly finish our evening here over good coffee & better conversation.

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