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Las Gatas Beach

Ixtapa Zihuatanejo

A sunny day dawns, it’s the perfect weather for a trip to Las Gatas Beach, considered to be one of the most peaceful beaches in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, and ideal for snorkeling.

Head towards Zihuatanejo pier, where a boat will take you over to the south side of the bay; the safest way to get there, as it happens, is by sea.

During the trip you get to admire the natural beauty of the region, while the boatman tells you a little about the history of the place, where legend has it that the reef was built by Tarascan king Calzontzin to act as a natural barrier against the swell of the Pacific Ocean.

You finally arrive at the beautiful 1,640-foot-long, white-sand beach, and its transparent waters; it is believed to get its name, Las Gatas Beach, from the nursing or cat sharks which inhabited the area many years ago.

It’s time to disembark and plunge into the crystal-clear waters, to swim or simply relax under the sunshine. If you prefer, you can rent snorkeling or diving equipment to explore the reef in front of the beach, and discover the colorful plethora of marine life found in Zihuatanejo.

Spend the day enjoying the beautiful surroundings, or sampling local cuisine in one of the 20 restaurants on the beach, which offer seafood and regional specialties.

We recommend taking comfortable clothes and shoes, a bathing suit, sunscreen, sunglasses, a cap or a hat, as well as a camera to capture every moment of your trip to this magnificent place-that’s an absolute must.
A sunny day dawns, it’s the perfect weather for a trip to Las Gatas Beach, considered to be one of the most peaceful beaches in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, and ideal for snorkeling.

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Head towards Zihuatanejo pier, where a boat will take you over to the south side of the bay; the safest way to get there, as it happens, is by sea.

During the trip you get to admire the natural beauty of the region, while the boatman tells you a little about the history of the place, where legend has it that the reef was built by Tarascan king Calzontzin to act as a natural barrier against the swell of the Pacific Ocean.

You finally arrive at the beautiful 1,640-foot-long, white-sand beach, and its transparent waters; it is believed to get its name, Las Gatas Beach, from the nursing or cat sharks which inhabited the area many years ago.

It’s time to disembark and plunge into the crystal-clear waters, to swim or simply relax under the sunshine. If you prefer, you can rent snorkeling or diving equipment to explore the reef in front of the beach, and discover the colorful plethora of marine life found in Zihuatanejo.

Spend the day enjoying the beautiful surroundings, or sampling local cuisine in one of the 20 restaurants on the beach, which offer seafood and regional specialties.

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