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“Nice little beach”
Review of Playa Las Gatas

Playa Las Gatas
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$30.00*
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Las Gatas Beach Tour
Ranked #9 of 66 things to do in Zihuatanejo
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: "Nurse Shark Beach" is a fun beach to explore and reachable only by boat.
Reviewed December 10, 2013

I like playa ropas better, but this beach is a nice stop. Especially after snorkelling at manzanillas. We had ceviche and guacamole. Our friends has fresh oysters.

Thank Helen R
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Reviewed December 10, 2013

We took a taxi down to the dock hauling our snorkeling gear. (About 35 pesos) It was a pleasant, short ride across the bay and we enjoyed chatting with a Mexican family with the same destination.
We had heard and that Otillia's was the best spot to set up "camp". We passed about ten small restaurants along the way; each with the proprietor politely entreating us to select their restaurant.
Franco and Otillia's was everything we had read or heard: good food, drinks and pleasant surroundings. Franco was attentive, but not intrusive. The snorkeling was another story. The water was murky (there was a storm the previous evening), the sand rough (ground coral) and the Water choppy, so we returned to the beach for a pleasant afternoon. Rather than using our return ticket to the dock, we shared a reasonably priced boat to return to Club Intrawest. Our friends had walked over. So, if snorkeling is your primary goal, check the water conditions first.

1  Thank Vincent M
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

Great for all ages, restaurants are reasonable, beach is safe and calm. You can hike over from Playa La Ropa or take the shuttle boats from downtown

2  Thank CarolRomain
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Reviewed November 22, 2013

We went there at the end of our fishing trip. We ran across people from our resort who beat us there and were just loving the beach and restaurants. We did too.

Thank dlsorrel
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Reviewed November 13, 2013

Water was wonderful, clear, and buoyant with high salt content and around 83 degrees water temp. No stingrays, No underwater obstructions, No Problems at All. Bottom was smooth sand with beautiful reflections of the sun dancing upon the bottom. I was mesmerized by the reflections on the bottom and floated way too long while snorkeling, burned my back. Wear a rash guard.

Ate at Las Gatas what we caught, sashimi style, ceviche and grilled. The Capitano is Ernesto Salas Jr. and he’s the 24 year old son of Luis Ernesto Vargas Salas, also a Capitano and fisherman. Young Ernesto knows his Stuff. Go Fishing with HIM. His 8 month old Covered 30’ panga is top shelf, with an enclosed head. Ernesto’s boat is powered by a new 75 hp Yamaha outboard motor. One of the hotels amazing staff, Fili carried down all our beer, water and limes and Ernesto’s deckhand walked it all out to the boat. 30 minutes later I caught the first dorado of the day. Felt like Ernest Hemingway. Fun moment was when a porpoise surfaced directly behind our boat and the tuna I was reeling in suddenly made a long run but I found out later it was the porpoise making the Run With MY tuna in it’s mouth. All I reeled in was the Head. My new catch phrase is “I got head from a porpoise in Zihua”

1  Thank Chad G
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