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Address: Colonia La Madera, Zihuatanejo 40894, Mexico
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Small beach located near the main pier and several private homes.

Small beach located near the main pier and several private homes.

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our neighbourhood for the week

So many restaurants to choose from, however it would be a shame not to walk across the canal and also discover what Zihuatanejo centro has to offer. As our hotel was in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Patty C
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So many restaurants to choose from, however it would be a shame not to walk across the canal and also discover what Zihuatanejo centro has to offer. As our hotel was in the neighbourhood, we ate 3 dinners & 2 breakfasts there.

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Thank Patty C
Perth, Australia
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84 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Many locally owned small hotels, a few low key condo blocks and many great restaurants in this neighbourhood mixed with nice local houses. Leafy green and fantastic views along the hillfront above the bay. Walking distance to Playa la Ropa and Zihua Central (with a few hills). My destination of choice.

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Thank RockDr23
Cannon Falls
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28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While my wife and I stayed on La Ropa during or most recent visit we missed our favorite neighborhood, Colonia La Madera, . While staying on the beach was fun we had to go and visit our friends at Hotel Irma and our favorite restaurants along Adelita street.

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Thank roadlesstraveledguy
Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

That is exactly what is Mexican vacation to me. Spanish style buildings, lots of flowers, small boutique style hotels on a hill overlooking a beautiful bay. Reminds me of Amalfi coast. If you want a real taste of Zihua that an area to stay.

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1 Thank JuliaZ26
Medford, Oregon
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258 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Stayed in this area on the beach for a week and loved it. Clean neighborhood, friendly people and lots of great restaurants.

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1 Thank mogcambomama
Winnipeg, Canada
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Just love this area...Small hotels more authentic than the big all-inclusive in Ixtapa and a few Inns and a boutique hotel in the area and some of the best restaurants of Zihua are located in this area mostly on Calle Adelita...

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1 Thank cdvia69
Victoria, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Fabulous menu, great prices, wonderful staff. Meals prepared table side...wonderful view. Room for dancing. just a few steps from Casa Sandbar

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2 Thank Lysa R
British Columbia, Canada
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31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We loved staying up on top of the hill then walking down to any of the small family run restaurants running parallel to the canal. Isabels is here, where you can pick up a variety of freshly squeezed juices. Rufo's was our main place to dine here mainly because of the quiet Mex music & subtle ambience. All the others... More 

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2 Thank phyllis71344
San Francisco, California
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165 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

I come to Zihuatanejo at least once a year, I've stayed at a few hotels, but I always stay in Colonia La Madera. It's such a fantastic neighborhood with hotels ranging in various price ranges (but mostly affordable), lots of cute restaurants and a great beach used by locals, expats and a few tourists. The streets are safe, walkable and... More 

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1 Thank Quique02
Uruapan, Mexico
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Traditional area on a hill with climbing brick style streets and various access steps down to the beach, has smaller facilities and bungalows on the ocean front row, most with stairs rather than elevators, with magnificent open ocean views to the bay. The sun rises and sets behind the hills around. A bit difficult unless dirving for the impared, here... More 

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