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“las gatas”(113 reviews)
“water taxi”(108 reviews)
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"Nurse Shark Beach" is a fun beach to explore and reachable only by boat.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a great 3.5 mile walk to las Gatas (go early to avoid heat) and even followed trails & rocks to the Pacific:-) Wear shoes, not flip flops. Had a chilled time with great food at Otilia’s (ask for Franco). Shared a delicious plate of...More

Thank dwaynehilty
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone in our family gave this Beach either four or five stars. There are plenty of places to have good food, great drinks an amazing view and awesome time!

Thank kendricrollins
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lounge chairs, lined up like a sardines in a can are old, torn and dirty. Greasy chips and watery salsa returned—inedible. Give this beach a miss!

Thank Postilion
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Las Gatas was nice, and the boat ride there was nice as well. There are some "friendly locals" there to help you off the boat whether you need them or not. We did not need them, but they still asked for a tip from us...More

Thank MattandTerry
Reviewed May 31, 2018

The best place to snorkel in Zihua. Rentals available- snorkel, jet ski, banana boat, etc. Multiple places to eat, sit on the beach, and enjoy the sun. Somewhat of a hike over rocks from Playa la Ropa, or best water taxi from the marina.

Thank mouse1803
Reviewed May 28, 2018

We relaxed after eating and feasting on seafood. We spent the afternoon bathing and sunbathing. Will recommended it to everyone.

Thank Adriana G
Reviewed May 15, 2018

Great beach,great food, awesome hosts!! Short boat taxi ride across. Great place to swim and snorkel!! Been there 4 years running!! : )

1  Thank Paul L
Reviewed April 23, 2018

Had a wonderful day at Las Gatas at Otilias restaurant. Franco greeted us literally with open arms! Had chairs, table, umbrella and a bucket of beer within 5 minutes. We walked from La Ropa and got there fairly early which I would recommend. You can...More

1  Thank sunnygirl0865
Reviewed April 19, 2018

I came over with a tour, which is totally not necessary. It would be super easy (and cheap) to do yourself. The snorkeling was just ok. A ton of different fish, but the reef is pretty much dead. Water clarity in the morning was great,...More

3  Thank EBella
Reviewed April 17, 2018

Walked down to this beach to see what all the hype is about. If you want space and nice sand don't go here. It is a small beach area crowded with bars and chairs. And lots of rocks!

1  Thank TravelingMac60
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Angel B
December 27, 2016|
Response from Allan C |
No, no se puede acampar ya que todo cierra a las 7 de la noche.
Bonnie P
February 24, 2015|
Response from Rodrigo C | Reviewed this property |
No, you leave things ok your chair.
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