Playa Las Gatas, Zihuatanejo

3.9
#2 of 30 in Beaches in Guerrero
Swim and sunbathe at Playa Las Gatas, a Zihuatanejo Bay beach named “cat beach” after the whiskered nurse sharks that once inhabited the area. According to a local legend, the beach was built by a Tarascan king for his daughter, which is why the chiseled cliffs that surround the beach create a natural barrier against the current, keeping the water calm. Lounge on the soft sand, or rent snorkeling gear to explore the nooks and crannies under the water. Once you're done, enjoy a meal at one of the beachside restaurants, which serve freshly caught seafood. With our custom trip planner, Zihuatanejo attractions like Playa Las Gatas can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • We enjoyed an afternoon of people-watching and sunbathing at Chez Arnoldo's, where the purchase of a beverage gets you a sunbed.  more »
  • Las Gatas is a wonderful beach for snorkeling, great for swimming or setting at a bar and catching the sun.  more »
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  • Love this place. Surrounded by a coral reef, with great food options.
  • Awesome playa
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