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Playa Principal (Playa del Puerto)

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main beach close to everything

Beach is small but enough to get a suntan, on the other side of this is where the fisherman sell... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2018
Allan C
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Mexico City, Mexico
Not much of a recreational beach

Having a beach in what amounts to the downtown area is certainly not a bad thing, but this isn't... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2018
Mark C
,
Osseo, Wisconsin
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Small stretch of beach located in the middle of downtown Zihuatanejo.
  • Excellent16%
  • Very good33%
  • Average40%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“town beach” (3 reviews)
“beach front” (3 reviews)
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Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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"basketball court"
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"beach front"
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"fresh fish"
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"fisherman"
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"catch"
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"activity"
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"sand"
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"restaurants"
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"bay"
in 6 reviews
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Beach is small but enough to get a suntan, on the other side of this is where the fisherman sell their catch but smell hardly gets to the other good side. Waves are not hard and there are not much people on it

Thank Allan C
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

Having a beach in what amounts to the downtown area is certainly not a bad thing, but this isn't really a recreational beach. It's not as wide or as deep as other beaches in the area, and while the sand is of good quality, the...More

Thank Mark C
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

If your in Zihua you will be walking by this spot Right away no will notice no one in the water This is not a swiming spot There are tons of shops and food Enjoy

Thank gerry t
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

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

Thank seetheworld2014
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

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

Thank leftout
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

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

Thank willydebbie
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Reviewed 23 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 30 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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