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Playa Larga

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Address: Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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With almost two miles of sand, this beach is ideal for long walks...

With almost two miles of sand, this beach is ideal for long walks, jogging or soaking up rays.

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Peaceful, secluded

Went here with my husband in September during off season. Not only was the weather perfect, the beach was secluded and quiet and no hassle from vendors! There's only a few... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 19, 2015
Caryl C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Went here with my husband in September during off season. Not only was the weather perfect, the beach was secluded and quiet and no hassle from vendors! There's only a few restaurants on the beach and there are miles of sandy beach. Perfect for walking with your special someone down along the waves. The waves, by the way are perfect... More 

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Katy, Texas
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

This is the Zihua that people remember from The Shawshank Redemption. Still quiet, remote and wild. Although they did not use Zihua for the filming in the movie, this is still an area for now that you can feel alone and as though you are seeing an area that is yourvdiscovery. Pleasant Beach Empanadas line the beach. The sea is... More 

Thank Loriann S
Little Falls, New Jersey
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

First time I was here we were alone on the 7 mile beach. We saw lots of birds, plus dolphins and even a whale. In the morning the waves were perfect for bodysurfing. By the end of the day they were 15 feet tall and we just bobbed around in them. One of the beachside restaurants was open and we... More 

Thank wllm
Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Ixtapa and Zihuatanego are full of the wrong crowds I want to see when I travel. I want my experience to be as local as possible and as far away from my neighbors from Los Angeles! :) When you go there you will appreciate and understand what I mean. You will fall in love again and again, several times a... More 

Thank LouieTravelKing
Eugene, Oregon
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Only about 20 minutes by car from downtown Zih and not far from Ixtapa/Zih airport. Traveling with a local friend started our exploration on the north end of the beach. Then went to explore the near by archeological dig of the Tomil/Cuitateco/Tepozteca Culture. That area still being expored and unearthed. And then had lunch at a local spot near the... More 

Thank Jayman G
Montgomery, Minnesota
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47 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 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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Toronto, Canada
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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 

Thank Drewbie_G
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18 reviews
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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.

1 Thank Michael O
Saskatoon, Canada
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 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 

1 Thank DJP16
Vernon, Canada
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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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