About 12km south of Zihuatanejo, just before the airport, Playa Larga has big surf, beachfront restaurants and horseback riding. This is where Andy Dufresne and Red of The Shawshank Redemption met up again after the…
This secluded white-sand beach near Playa Larga offers the best snorkeling in the area. It's reachable by boat from Zihuatanejo.
This small museum houses six rooms with exhibits on the history, archaeology and culture of the Guerrero coast. Most displays are in Spanish, but you can get by with the free English-language handout.
Shallow-watered Playa Madera is a pleasant five-minute walk east from downtown along a concrete walkway (popular with young couples in the evening) and around a rocky point.
In front of downtown, this is Zihua's least appealing beach for bathing, due to the (lack of) cleanliness of the water.