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Address: Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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Activities: Walking, Jogging
Description: With almost two miles of sand, this beach is ideal for long walks, jogging...
With almost two miles of sand, this beach is ideal for long walks, jogging or soaking up rays.
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Great place to spend a day.

Four of us went to Playa Larga while staying in Zihuatanejo. We took a cab and it was very reasonable, like $12 US. We found a place called "Popeye" which had beach front tables... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
billymn723
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Montgomery, Minnesota
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Montgomery, Minnesota
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Four of us went to Playa Larga while staying in Zihuatanejo. We took a cab and it was very reasonable, like $12 US. We found a place called "Popeye" which had beach front tables under the palapa and lounge chairs to sit in the sun. The food was outstanding and also quite reasonable. The drinks were ice cold and the... More 

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Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Playa Larga is found just off the highway to the ZIH airport, about 15 minutes south of Zihuatanejo proper. Other reviews for this beach area seem spot-on; it's a quiet spot with a very long beach, spectacular to watch the waves pounding away on shore... Several visits but still the surf has been too powerful for us to brave the... More 

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Pleasanton
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

couple mile long soft sand ,clean beach. literally walked for 30 minutes and didn't pass anyone. Moderate surf, didn't try it but suspect possible undertoe. Couple of beachfront restaraunts with chairs and shade, very good food. 200 peso cab ride from Zihuatanejo.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
3 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Come to this beach if you want solitude with a few restaurants offering good fare for reasonble rate. The beach is long (ergo the name) but the surf is formidable at best. Take a small bus to the highway, walk or pay a guy to drive the rest of the way. Many firms from Zihua use this place for "team-building"... More 

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Vernon, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Playa Larga is the area at the north end of this beach. Very few people. The day I was there the waves were way to big for swimming and I was told that the rip tides are really strong. I just enjoyed peacefully walking as far as I could. Make sure to bring some type of footwear as the sand... More 

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Post Falls, Idaho
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It would have been 5 star but the ocean in that area has some nasty rip tides and was recommended not to swim or body surf. Walked the beach and had drinks and lunch at one of the beach side stops. Fantastic service, food and prices. Hard to believe that a beach like that might of had 20 people within... More 

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Manitoba
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Off the beaten path, away from the Mexican/Canadian/US tourists, sits a sparsely covered stretch of beach to the South. If you can find the smoothly paved back road, notice the beach front property, and quiet little hotels as you drive to the extreme south of the beach. A lagoon blocks your journey, but you have arrived, A number of little... More 

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Stouffville
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We have been going here for 5 years and usually go once a week, and we are here for 10 weeks. Our trip to Quatro Hermanos was very disappointing. There was no usual greeting, happy to see you, please come with me and we will seat you where you want, which was not a problem because there was no one... More 

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Mankato, Minnesota, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Cold beer and fantastic food. We stopped at several spots along the ocean and all were comparable with the food and drinks. Friendly and welcoming. My favorite beach to walk,

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Toronto, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Wow what a great beach with many local restaurants and luxurious beach clubs, something for everyone......wild and exotic, quiet and relaxing....however one wants it.

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