Zihuatanejo attractions

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Playa La Ropa

The gorgeous broad expanse of Playa La Ropa (Clothes Beach) was named for a Spanish galleon that was wrecked and had its cargo of silks washed ashore. Bordered by palm trees and seafood restaurants, La Ropa is great…
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Playa Larga

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…
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Playa Las Gatas

Isolated 'Cat Beach' is named – depending on whose story you believe – either for the whiskered nurse sharks that once inhabited its waters, or for the wildcats that lurked in the jungles onshore. It’s a protected b…
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Playa Manzanillo

This secluded white-sand beach near Playa Larga offers the best snorkeling in the area. It's reachable by boat from Zihuatanejo.
Museum in Zihuatanejo

Museo Arqueológico de la Costa Grande

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.
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Playa Madera

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.
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Playa Municipal

In front of downtown, this is Zihua's least appealing beach for bathing, due to the (lack of) cleanliness of the water.