King of Kings

In waters of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo has submerged bronze sculpture of Christ the King to be present as an attractive addition to seeking to renew the faith of the Catholic people of Mexico.

The development of the bronze which weighs about a ton and a ,half, and has a height of 4 meters, was made by sculptor Antony Rivero Guerrero.

The heart of the statue of Christ the King,,contains a key, in whose figure is based to make replicas and in turn be given to distinguished people visiting the beach binomial.

In Playa Las Gatas you may engage the services that can take you to snorkel in the area where the Christ submerged.

Playa Principal

Fishermen returning from the sea to their base located on this beach with fishing in the morning right there selling to housewives and chefs preparing food for the day. They take care of their boats, nets and equipment, is a vibrant scene that represents the essence of Zihuatanejo. The beach adjacent to the edge of the city center, flanked by the Paseo del Pescador, a pedestrian walkway that extends nearly half a mile from the Municipal Wharf to the Archaeological Museum. In this delightful walk are shops, craft stalls and restaurants. The main square, office of frequent festivals, is located facing the Promenade and the beach.

Playa la Madera

Located just east of the center, this small beach is accessible from the street or through a walker coming out of the rocks that separate it from the main beach. Excellent for sunbathing or swimming, since it has a gentle surf. Small restaurants and hotels are located on the beach and in the small hill above it. The name of this beach originated in colonial times when the Spanish merchant ships loaded oak, pine and mahogany cut from the nearby Sierra Madre.

Playa la Ropa

On the east side of the Bay of Zihuatanejo, this wide soft sandy beach stretches a mile and is considered one of the most beautiful of the Costa Grande. This is wonderful to swim for its calm waves and sandy bottom. Visitors and residents enjoy walking, running and admiring the sunset and moonrise sometimes occur simultaneously, especially when the moon is full. There are seafood restaurants, hotels and luxury homes beachfront or located in the hills, and operated by professional sports (water skiing, windsurfing, sailing, parasailing and banana ride). A local legend explains the name of this beach: A Spanish galleon returning for the Eastern trade route ran aground there and the clothes and wearing fine silks and merchandise floated to shore.

Playa las Gata

This quaint little beach located on the south side of the bay is a favorite for swimming and snorkeling. Shallow waters are especially quiet because a legendary rock breakwater located between the beach. Small beach restaurants serve seafood specialties palapas and beach furniture provided. There are boats with canvas and wood ceilings ranging Municipal Pier frequently to Las Gatas and back. The scenic ride across the bay takes 10 minutes. Note: Gatas refers to small nurse sharks or cat. The beach was named after these docile, friendly and harmless fish that lived at the bottom of this beach for many years.

Playa Blanca / Playa Larga

Looking out to sea, down the coast of Zihuatanejo, this this beach is intact, wide and sandy, inviting us to swim. It is equipped with a few rustic seafood restaurants, beach houses and small hotels. It is ideal for running and horseback riding. Its name comes from its large size of 12 kilometers / 7.5 miles.