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Great location walk or cheap cab to everything you want to do.

The beach is great for swimming with normally small surf. It is very shallow for a long way out... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
RandiJain B
Nice beach

A lot of locals here. I view that as a good thing, not bad. Better than Playa Municipal and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Manhattan, Kansas
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Small beach located near the main pier and several private homes.
Zihuatanejo, Zihuatanejo de Azueta, Mexico
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The beach is great for swimming with normally small surf. It is very shallow for a long way out. easy access by street or from the several hotels. Lots of good cafes and bars. Our favorite Zihua location to stay.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RandiJain B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lot of locals here. I view that as a good thing, not bad. Better than Playa Municipal and definitely not as nice as Playa La Ropa. We enjoyed our stroll there.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank FlatlanderUS
Reviewed June 4, 2018

And this is a place it controls with an iron fist. If you go, you will be one of a few and everybody will fight over you. Especially do not go to the Rana Rene- straight up run by the mob.

Date of experience: May 2018
4  Thank richardalevizos
Reviewed March 28, 2018

This is a decent beach but not the best in the area. The sand here is very fine, which makes for some good walking and a firm base when in the water, but it also gets stirred up easily, making the water a little murky....More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Mark C
Reviewed February 17, 2018

We really enjoyed this area of Zihua. The shops are authentic and the people very friendly. The feel of the neighbourhood is laid back and relaxing. There are lots of eateries, restaurants and bars to satisfy your thirst and hunger. On La Madera beach there...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Usia2014
Reviewed December 2, 2017

We stay on this beach and spend quota but of time swimming around. Very nice in winter. Aura del Mar is a great beach hotel.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Helen R
Reviewed November 15, 2017

This is a nice beach to play in the water or walk along- maybe stop for a snack or beverage. The neighborhood is nice too- steep hills though! We enjoyed this area greatly- also, not too much pushy sales people - a plus in my...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank MissWen13
Reviewed June 25, 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

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank RasmusOne
Reviewed March 8, 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

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank peteralanperry
Reviewed February 28, 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!

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Elaine E
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