Across the bay from Playa La Ropa, Las Gatas is a secluded beach with practically no waves due to the underwater reef constructed by our ancient civilization. Ideal for snorkeling and scuba diving, many water sports are available in the Zihuatanejo area. The best way to get there is by taking the shuttle boats from pier at Playa Principal Beach, which gets its name from the docile and harmless nurse or cat sharks that lived at the bottom of this beach many, many years ago.
Barra de Potosí is a small beachside village nestled at the southern end of Playa Larga Beach. Located approximately 20 minutes south of the Zihuatanejo-Ixtapa airport and 35 minutes drive from the seaside-fishing village of Zihuatanejo,Barra de Potosi boasts authentic seafood restaurants. It is also the home of our famous bird and wildlife sanctuary located on a 4 1/2 mile saltwater lagoon, which offers a rich variety of birds and local wildlife. Small boats are available for sightseeing and photography.
Start your day with a short stroll into town, also a fishing village. On the way, you can visit Loot, an open air coffee shop with art gallery, boutique and bar. In town, you can find seafood restaurants, the main church and art & crafts market. Every Saturday, you can also visit the Eco-Tianguis Zanka, a vegan and organic market. You will see our local farmers with their best harvests, vegan dishes, organic products and art & crafts made with recycled materials. Open from 9am to 2pm.