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La Madera

Colonia La Madera, Zihuatanejo 40894, Mexico
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La Madera beach is great and very underrated, especially in low season

This review only concerns Playa Madera - the neighbourhood itself we did not find especially... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2017
Lund, Sweden
Heaven- I will retire there

The best in town swimming beach. 10 minute walk to even better Playa Ropa. Unbeatable restaurant... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2017
Seattle, Washington
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Small beach located near the main pier and several private homes.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good32%
  • Average0%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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Colonia La Madera, Zihuatanejo 40894, Mexico

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Reviewed 26 June 2017

This review only concerns Playa Madera - the neighbourhood itself we did not find especially interesting. We went in late June which is low season and stayed at a hotel right on the beach. The beach is clean enough and great for bodysurfing. The setting...More

Thank RasmusOne
Reviewed 9 March 2017

The best in town swimming beach. 10 minute walk to even better Playa Ropa. Unbeatable restaurant under the sail shade. I body surfed every day and ate there at night. The best beach to stay at for $100 a night. Cheaper but good places 3...More

Thank peteralanperry
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Lots happening in La Madera neighborhood. Many Restaurants boutiques, a cooking school with Monica, walkway to the beach of La Madera. We have stayed in this area many times and like it a lot!

Thank Elaine E
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Every time we come to Zihuatanejo, we stay in a hotel in Colonia La Madera. It's friendly, close to the center of town with a variety of good restaurants and hotels.

Thank Ruth M
Reviewed 10 February 2017

La Ropa gets all the reviews and little is said about Madera beach. We found this beach to be the nicest beach in the bay. Shallow, warm and very few waves. A swimmers delight.

1  Thank Lloyd M
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We come to Zihua every year and always stay in this neighborhood. There's been great improvement over the years and a few new restaurants have popped up and this year a new art gallery. There's a variety of hotel options and eateries. Best part, if...More

Thank Quique02
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Even if we are staying on La Ropa we always spend a lot of time in this neighborhood. Lot's of good restaurants on Calle Adelita. Our favorite place to pick up a few groceries without having to make a trip to Commercial Mexicana. The little...More

1  Thank mogcambomama
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Lots of dogs in the water. Just seems really dirty. Won't stay by this beach again. Good place to walk along with nice sidewalk.

Thank ORCon
Reviewed 17 August 2016

In the heart of Zihuatanejo is quiet Colonia la Madera where you will find some of the best restaurants in Zihua!

Thank pcarlnj
Reviewed 31 March 2016

We stayed in this area for our vacation. There were good local hotels, restaurants, and shops nearby. The beach was nice and the water warm with with gentle waves. We'll definitely stay here again.

Thank joreggie
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