A drive to Papanoa playa cayaquitos??

by Marcos, Monday, January 17, 2011, 10:51 (3168 days ago)

Has anyone done the drive down the coast to the small town of Papanoa? Playa Cayaquitos looks worth the drive!
Approx. how long? Less then 3 hours?
Thanks,
Marcos

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A drive to Papanoa playa cayaquitos??

by LadyM in Zihua @, Zihuatanejo, Mexico, Monday, January 17, 2011, 11:00 (3168 days ago) @ Marcos
edited by LadyM in Zihua, Monday, January 17, 2011, 12:24

Has anyone done the drive down the coast to the small town of Papanoa? Playa Cayaquitos looks worth the drive!
Approx. how long? Less then 3 hours?
Thanks,
Marcos

I went to Papanoa last week. About an hour or so. Traffic always the factor. There are lots of little beaches in that area worth the time of the drive. Good food also at many of the little places. I have never gone wrong. I am down that way once a month or more. E-mail me if you want more detailed information.

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A drive to Papanoa playa cayaquitos??

by Karenkel @, Monday, January 17, 2011, 15:53 (3168 days ago) @ LadyM in Zihua

That day we went with you was one of our BEST days, Carol!! :) I have some really good photos, and will find enough self-discipline very soon to sort them out and get them on a website....PROMISE!! ;-)

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A drive to Papanoa playa cayaquitos??

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, January 17, 2011, 11:51 (3168 days ago) @ Marcos

Definitely under 2 hours, even taking your time. There are several beaches you can visit as well as good places to enjoy a meal and a drink with a spectacular view, like the Mirador at El Calvario. ;-)

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A drive to Papanoa playa cayaquitos??

by Marcos, Monday, January 17, 2011, 18:37 (3168 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Great, nice photo, makes me want to drive there and see the view in person!

A drive to Papanoa playa cayaquitos??

by Judyinlincoln, Tuesday, January 18, 2011, 08:40 (3167 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Is it possible to take a local bus to this beach?

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A drive to Papanoa playa cayaquitos??

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, January 18, 2011, 09:17 (3167 days ago) @ Judyinlincoln

Yes, you could take a series of buses first from here to Petatlán and then from Petatlán to Papanoa or any beach along the way, but I don't recommend that tourists get dropped off in the middle of nowhere by bus, which is where these beaches are. It's one thing to go to La Barra or La Barrita, but it's another thing entirely to be left in a relatively unpopulated and remote area.

I recommend going with a local guide.

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A drive to Papanoa playa cayaquitos??

by Herman, Monday, January 17, 2011, 20:49 (3167 days ago) @ Marcos

Juan Carlos used to live down that way when he was a child. His Mother & Father run a poultry business in that area. He has at least two days worth of really interesting stuff to see and do.
The Papanoa tour is definitely one of his best!