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Playa Principal (Playa del Puerto)

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A Must See, Day or Evening !

The Town beach gives a beautiful view of the bay. Tourist shops and restaurants abound along the... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2016
Alexandra O
Kingston, Canada
Plenty of dining options

The waterfront area provides plenty of dining options as do the town's streets. It's a good place... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2015
Port Stephens, Australia
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Small stretch of beach located in the middle of downtown Zihuatanejo.
  • Excellent19%
  • Very good40%
  • Average35%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“town beach” (3 reviews)
“fresh fish” (2 reviews)
“fisherman” (11 reviews)
Zihuatanejo, Mexico

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Reviewed 1 January 2016

The Town beach gives a beautiful view of the bay. Tourist shops and restaurants abound along the beach front. In the evening the atmosphere changes to one of celebration as locals come down to the beach front for family activities around the basketball court. A...More

1  Thank Alexandra O
Reviewed 20 November 2015

The waterfront area provides plenty of dining options as do the town's streets. It's a good place to walk early in the morning to see the local fishing boats sell their catch or walk the town street's shopping or stop for a meal. There is...More

1  Thank Bintang_Girl
Reviewed 11 November 2015

Playa Principal is adjacent to the Centro district in downtown Zihua. There are plenty of interesting boutiques and quaint restaurants in this area, worth checking out. Walk through in the morning, to see the town's fisherman group presenting their catch to local buyers. That's a...More

1  Thank Drewbie_G
Reviewed 9 April 2015

Playa Principal is a great spot to people watch and get a meal on the beach. There are multiple restaurants along the paved walk that runs along the beach. For any meal of the day, you can get a table on the beach and eat...More

1  Thank TheMortgageMan
Reviewed 31 December 2014

"Wan'na go fishing?" Was the question you will be often asked to which I replied "No Gracias." Restaurants & shops to visit or a bench to sit and relax.

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 28 November 2014

Them aim town beach here is one of the nicer ones, for a fishing town of this size. Surprisingly clean, with a nice wide, flat sand beach, lots of eating and drink options, all just steps from downtown, and on the nice male on along...More

Thank captainronanejo69
Reviewed 19 March 2014

Not a swimming beach - this is where the fishermen land their catch in the mornings. The paseo is lined with restaurants all trying to attract your attention. Several have good music in the evenings. Midway along the paseo is the " town Square" where...More

Thank shadowManitoba
Reviewed 4 April 2013

Spent every day checking out the catch of the day brought in by local fishermen, people watching, checking out the different restaurants, people watching, daydreaming and even enjoying the antics of the local beach dogs. Wandering shops of all kinds and trying out the Blackberry...More

Thank 2onatrip
Reviewed 22 March 2013

This is the area the fisherman land their catch. Head there for breakfast or an evening meal. The zocolo has entertainment at least 3 nights per week. The pier is where you get the ferry to Las Gatas a 40 peso ride and worth every...More

1  Thank shadowManitoba
Reviewed 3 March 2012

Lots of great authentic Mexican restaurants. Reasonably priced food and beer. Great shopping at Artesian shops. Awesome Gelato shop on plaza. Fun place to watch basketball on waterfront.

1  Thank daisymae531
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