With a name that might be intimidating to pronounce right off the bat, Zihuatanejo (zee-what-a-nay-who) Mexico is a cruisers harbor through and through. Many cruisers keep their boats there during the winter since it is consider a relatively safe and beautiful bay. The bay has five beaches including: Playa del Puerto aka La Playa Principal (located in front of the town itself), Playa La Madera (a 5 minute walk from town), Playa La Ropa (5 minutes from town by car or about a 25 minute walk), Playa Las Gatas (at the extreme southern end of the bay; accessible by water taxi from the pier or a footpath along the rocky coast from La Ropa, there is no road), and Playa Contramar (at the northwestern end of the bay: accessible by boat or footpath). Next time you are in the Pacific sailing south down towards South America stop in Zihuatanejo and gaze upon the breathtaking mountains, deep blue waters, beautiful people, and variety of sailing vessels.
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