The Zihuatanejo Beach Retreat is no place like home – no roads, no phones, no stress, no mess, not even many people. Just seven rustic, free-standing bungalows nestled beneath the towering trees of a working coconut plantation. It is located on a point of land that juts into the bay at the seaward end of Las Gatas Beach. This two acre property is located at a former Nature Study Center developed by author and naturist Owen Lee, in the 1970's who worked under the captainship of Jacque Coustaeu as cameraman and later spokesperson.
Accessible only by a shuttle boat from Zihuatanejo’s only pier, it offers surfers the longest point break on the west coast of Mexico. Snorkelers enjoy the beautiful barrier reef that teems with sea life and protects the shallow swimming lagoon that is ideal for children. Meanwhile, a dozen gourmet seafood restaurants beckon from the quarter mile long palm-lined beach and the lush tropical jungles of the sierra Madres behind it.
The New York Times called it “a slice of pure Joseph Conrad, “while the Los Angeles Times simply said that it’s “too good to be true.”