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Much improved, good casual vibe now--my favorite hangout beach!

Madera used to feel dirty and something of a poor cousin of La Ropa but now I much prefer the laid... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Leavenworth, Washington
Nice beach with several restaurants

We went here several times during our stay and sampled several of the restaurants. I don't have all... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2018
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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 3 weeks ago

Madera used to feel dirty and something of a poor cousin of La Ropa but now I much prefer the laid back vibe, and the waves are super fun to play in! And with the containment of the drainage canal it's clean!! The beach is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 5Walden
Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

We went here several times during our stay and sampled several of the restaurants. I don't have all of the names memorized, but if you came from the main pier/marina, we had ceviche tostadas at the first one which were very good. For some reason...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank bstan
Reviewed 12 December 2018

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 28 November 2018

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 5 June 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
6  Thank richardalevizos
Reviewed 28 March 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 18 February 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 2 December 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 16 November 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 25 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

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank RasmusOne
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28 January 2019|
Response from RandiJain B | Reviewed this property |
The only way is on the road that follows the shore. You will walk by la Quinta Don Andres, Hotel Irma and then head up a steep hill. Easier to just take a cab. La Ropa is bigger than you think. It is NOT a 10 minute... More