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

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Unique dining experience

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Victoria, Canada
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Victoria, Canada
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4 reviews
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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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British Columbia, Canada
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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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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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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Uruapan, Mexico
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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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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

a dark sandy beach , walking trail along the bay from the Village..nice little restaurants, surfing possible, rolling waves for the kids......FUN Excellent restaurant "RUFO's" on the way from the Colonia Madera, open evening with live music! Even the Boss plays the guitar!

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Small area across the canal from downtown Zihua. Adelita is lined with family restaurants and we did not sample one we would say to avoid. Many attractive smaller hotels in the area as well. The streets are well kept and clean. No shops that is the preserve of downtown. Madera beach is not as nice as La Ropa and I... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

The La Madera neighborhood, and the restaurants on Calle Adelita, are some of the very best!! All types of dining are available, so you will be able to find something you like within 3 or 4 blocks. This is definitely our favorite street for dining!!

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Montgomery, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We enjoy staying and spending a lot of time in this neighborhood. The new streets make it easy to navigate, especially in the evening. Well lit, neat and really pretty with some of the nicest restaurants in town. The owners of the restaurants become your friends when you see them everyday and some of them have very nice plants which... More 

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Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

This area is right next to the downtown area (El Centro) which means it has some noise with fire trucks and a loud bus now and then. But the trade off is the great easy shopping by walking to the dozens of small markets having only the 'freshest' of produce and fish and other meats. One special treat is Adelita... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Nice area of Zihua. Many long stay N Americans. Inexpensive but very nice hotels and lodgings. Cute restaurants. Easy walk into townfor shopping and the bank. Madera beach OK but not the best around. Can be very noisy area at night if there are concerts in central Zihua

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