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“Overrun with tourists and children”
Review of Playa Las Gatas

Playa Las Gatas
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US$55.00*
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Las Gatas Kayaking and Snorkeling Tour
Ranked #4 of 59 things to do in Zihuatanejo
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: "Nurse Shark Beach" is a fun beach to explore and reachable only by boat.
Mexico
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45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Overrun with tourists and children”
Reviewed 11 May 2014

Just went once. Jam-packed, especially with kids. Not a big kiddie fan myself. Plus, the beach sands were not expansive but narrow. Could have been that I was there at high tide, but even so.

Visited June 2013
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Mathews, Virginia
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53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Fun beach”
Reviewed 27 April 2014

Great food, fun beach, snorkeling. Try the grilled banana, condensed milk, cinnamon dessert. Lovely, friendly people.

Visited July 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Favorite Day Trip of the Year”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

My wife and love this place. We prefer Tres Palms to spend the day. The food and drinks are great. If you want to leave the kids with a babysitter, this is what relaxation is all about! You must have a margarita and the shrimp tacos. I've met many very interesting couples over the years at Las Gatas. We look forward to next year.

Visited February 2014
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best beach in the area”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Well, to be perfectly clear, this was the best beach we visited while in Zihua. Apparently you can walk down a rocky path to this beach alone the cliffs, but we opted to just hire a boat taxi from the marina. White sand, blue water, and decent snorkeling just off the beach. You can opt for the crowds closer to the boat landing or simply walk a few meters to the opposite end of the beach for total isolation. There's plenty of beachside cantinas offering you lounge chair rentals with food and drink service. You can't go wrong here.

Visited April 2014
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Lake Oswego, OR
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32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Mixed”
Reviewed 13 April 2014

The plus: This is a weekend destination for Mexican folks from the region. Few tourists.
The minus: too many people, restaurants, etc. gave it the feeling of "Coney Island of Zihuatanejo". I would skip this next trip.

Visited March 2014
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