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Xihuacan Museum and Archeological Site

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Address: La Chole, Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo, Mexico

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The site is great but the tour cost to get here is ridiculous.See my Hotel Fontan review on how to get here for 6 or 7 dollars.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The site is great but the tour cost to get here is ridiculous.See my Hotel Fontan review on how to get here for 6 or 7 dollars.

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Silverado, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

If you want to see an archeological site that is NOT some big tourist attraction this is the place. A smallish museum with excavated ruins. This place is a work in progress so you can see how it is expanding. Very very nicely done.

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Colorado
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Paid for a tour that brought us here with an English speaking guide named Luiz. We all really enjoyed ourselves including my two young children 10 and 13. Small modern and new museum and ruins outside to photograph.

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Soldotna, Alaska
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

For this trip we had a personal tour guide that spoke English well. It was nice that he explained absolutely everything in the museum. It wasn't as large as I was expecting but cool nonetheless!

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Chicago
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This was the second time we went to this museum and the site . The Guid was very helpful and so full of information. We return to see how much work they do I'm covering part of the artifacts. We also went to the guides town and saw a bunch of different things which was absolutely wonderful definitely will return... More 

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canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We booked our trip with Abe out the "back door of our resort". There was 12 of us and Abe was a great guide. He kept an old Spanish-English dictionary with him just to keep on learning. We like doing this better than through the resort because we can do what we want, when we want. On are way there,... More 

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Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Xihuacan is a MUST SEE on your next visit to the Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, México area. Located only 40 minutes by car to the Southeast of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo. The museum is very nicely done with very interesting displays. The tour guides are experts in the local lore and history of this Pre-Columbian site. The guides are comfortable with English and their explications and... More 

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Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This new museum is not far from Zihuatanejo, roughly 30 minutes south by car, and worth the trip. All exhibits are in Spanish, for travelers with a different native tongue. In any case the pre-Aztec historical artifacts are fascinating and well-preserved. An entire ancient village is underneath this area, buried in some sort of great tsunami, years ago. One of... More 

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BELMONT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We took a tour from Zihuatanejo to the Xihuacan museum and archaeological site, near Petatlan, with Jose Manuel Guzman Rosario, in his City Tours taxi service. You can spot Jose's cab because it has the Seattle Seahawks logo on the windows. I recommend using him as your guide. Jose was friendly, knowledgeable, and prompt, and he hooked us up with... More 

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Regina, Saskatchewan,Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Very interesting tour but beware there is a lot of walking involved,going for at least 1/2 hour up into the mountains and the trails are not smooth,be sure to wear good footwear,not flip flops.Lots of information about the history of the region.

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Address: La Chole, Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Guerrero  >  Zihuatanejo  >  Ixtapa

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