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Playa Principal (Playa del Puerto)

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Address: Zihuatanejo, Mexico
Activities: Dining
Description: Small stretch of beach located in the middle of downtown Zihuatanejo.

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Fisherman's Bay

"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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2014
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Drayton Valley, Canada
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Drayton Valley, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 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.

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Keremeos, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 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 the water. The square on it has sports events and entertainment of all sorts every... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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53 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 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 there is a basketball court and on many evenings there is an outdoor stage with... More 

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Renton, Washington
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18 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 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 Margaritas at Tata's. Loved this beach. Lovely to have dinner on the beach at sunset... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 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 peso. Easy walk into the town centre from here past lots of restaurants and bars.

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 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.

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Puerto Escondido, Mexico
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

Playa Principal is where all the fisherman come and go from each day. It's a very happening part of town for the locals and so I found it interesting and great fun just to walk around and hang out watching everything. There's always something happening there. However it's pretty dirty (think rubbish from boats and fish guts thrown into the... More 

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Red Deer, Canada
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

This beach is at the heart of the town area. All the fisherman bring their catch and sell it to the locals and others every morning. They have an area under the trees where they lay out all the fish and have areas to store their fishing gear. There are many restaurants, shops and coffee shops across the sidewalk from... More 

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Dallas, Tx
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2010

This main beach is next to the pier and right by where the commercial fisherman beach their panga's. It is sometimes unsafe and polluted due to the commercial fishermen. Go to Playa la Ropa or Playa Madera for safe, clean swimming.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2005

The fishing charters return in the afternoon, to sell their catch to the seaside restaurants. For 100 pesos (Under $10 US) the fresh food is incredible. I highly recomend eating there. Zihuatinejo is a great jumping off point for several beaches in the area. Cheap busses and taxis take you up the coast to check out various regions. Ixtapa is... More 

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