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Playa Principal (Playa del Puerto)

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A place to walk

This was a nice walk from the bungalow. Lots of people selling things. We did stop for a cup of... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2017
Margo W
Detroit, Michigan
via mobile
A great beach with lots of activity

You can watch the fishing boats come in with their catches in the morning and buy the fresh fish... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Kent, Washington
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Small stretch of beach located in the middle of downtown Zihuatanejo.
  • Excellent19%
  • Very good40%
  • Average35%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“town beach” (3 reviews)
“fresh fish” (2 reviews)
“fisherman” (11 reviews)
Zihuatanejo, Mexico

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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
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
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
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
Reviewed 20 June 2016

This beach offers calm waters because it is located in a bay rather than facing the open sea. It is the "downtown" beach, which means, in Zihuatanejo, a very charming and laid-back, comfortable kind of place. Fishing trips leave from the peer at this beach,...More

1  Thank William P
Reviewed 20 February 2016

Wonderful beach to stroll at anytime...Great Reaturants. The sunset views from Rosy,s are EXCELLENT.

1  Thank MuktownMark
Reviewed 6 February 2016

What a treat to be able to see this Mexican daily fish market open for business. Almost wished we had our own kitchen to cook up some of the fresh catches!

1  Thank Patty C
Reviewed 28 January 2016

We go down to the main beach (Playa Principal) every year to walk along the beach front and stop and have a couple of beers and stick our toes in the sand at one of the beachfront restaurants. It is a great place to people...More

1  Thank TahitiZ
Reviewed 25 January 2016

The beach is pretty with all the little restaurants around it. In the early morning, the fishermen bring their catch in from the night and that is where you go to purchase fresh fish. I rated the beach low because a canal feeds into the...More

1  Thank leftout
Reviewed 22 January 2016

Small area in front of the fish market, and in front of the Naval base. No restaurants on the beach becuase of location, but the sand is nice. Lots of boats anchored just off shore.

1  Thank BadgerMbTraveller
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