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Top recommendations from locals

Beach
“The best beach on Zihuatanejo Bay, about a kilometer in length. Good snorkeling around the rocks at both ends of the beach. You can hire parasail and banana boat rides, jet-skiis, paddleboards, kayaks, etc. at several points along the beach. The beach is wide and sandy, lined with palm trees, and with reasonably mild wave movement, making it one of the best swimming beaches in the area. There are a number of restaurants along the beach, most of which will let you use their installations (beach chairs, umbrellas, bathrooms) for a minimum consumption. There are also beach umbrellas, chairs, and tables for rent next to La Perla Restaurant. A number of massage kiosks along the beach offer relaxing massages, mani-pedicures, hot rock treatments, etc. There are are showers and a public restroom in the artisan's market and beach access located between Villa Mexicana Hotel and Thompson Resort, as well as behind Rossy's Restaurant and La Gaviota at the southern end of the beath farthest from town. ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“take a taxi to Playa Ropa beach, grab a table on the sand at La Perla, order the famous "Seafood Bruschetta " a cold beer and your in heaven. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“You take a small panga ( boat) to this exquisite coral beach. Tickets cheap and sold everywhere.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“If you wind up in town, LOOT is a groovy, hip coffee shop and cafe that is part art gallery and part surf shop. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Place to shop
“You can buy everything from artesenia to fruit and vegetables under one roof! ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Famous Banditos is a saturday night "Must". Arrive for dinner around 9:30, dance salsa, eat great food, super fun, lively local place. Love this Place !!!”
  • 17 locals recommend
Museum
“beautiful museum when you can learn more about the Zihuatanejo and Pacific coast history.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“The absolute best authentic mexican food in Zihuatanejo at a reasonable price.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Enjoy a nice stroll on the boardwalk, or relaxing day at the beach. Easily accessible from town. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Paty's has a yoga studio on her upper level - practice while looking out over the bay and enjoying the early morning breeze. Then go downstairs, bury your feet in the sand and enjoy her all-day menu.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Best place to have breakfast in town, most visited by locals, affordable prices and totally delicious.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Caribbean Restaurant
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“The bar at Coconuts restaurant has killer bar menu and nightly drink specials. Sports are shown in the bar for sports fans. The restaurant offers gourmet dining in a luxurious garden setting. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Bar La Playa downstairs for drinks and sports and La Hija del Capitan upstairs with killer salads, ribs, and a lot more”
  • 5 locals recommend
Cafe
“Patio Mexica offers cooking classes preparing traditional mexican entrees. Join one class or a week of classes to perfect culinary classics. Market tours are often included.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Now known as Angustina, an eccentric menu, consistently good food, and mezcal!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Lodging
“Great bar in the town of Zihuatanejo with great sunset views live music and food”
  • 5 locals recommend