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Playa Larga is a long, beautiful, uncrowded and clean beach on the ocean just a short trip by two local buses (<10 pesos each) from Zihuatanejo. There are several beachside restaurants where you get a beach chair for no extra cost than your choice of food. The huachinango is excellent (<$10).
You can see whales breaching, dolphins lolling, pelicans fishing, and buzzards scavenging. They serve pozzole on Thursdays and Sundays when it is likely to be more crowded with Mexicans. There is no lifeguard. The waves can be up to 10-15 feet. A lot of relaxed fun but not for children, perhaps.