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Archaeological Museum of the Great Coast

Plaza Olaf Palme | Paseo del Pescador, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
+52 755 554 7552
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A nice history

As written, it's small, and the placards are in Spanish, which the guide said they're working on... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2017
Michael M
Chachapoyas, Peru
Good to have a little history

As previous reviewer said it is small 6 rooms and they do give you a pamphlet however there really... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2017
Victoria, Canada
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Plaza Olaf Palme | Paseo del Pescador, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
+52 755 554 7552
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

As written, it's small, and the placards are in Spanish, which the guide said they're working on, and you do get a handout in English. Some nice artifacts showing the history and settlement up to and part of the Spanish colonization. Worth a small donation...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 29 March 2017

As previous reviewer said it is small 6 rooms and they do give you a pamphlet however there really is not enough information for a self guided tour. You get the gist of what was going on during the time frames but it is not...More

Thank PamelainVictoria
Reviewed 18 March 2017

IT is only 6 rooms but very interesting to see. Glad we went in. nicely illustrated with murals. It is in spanish but they give you an english translation pamphlet

Thank westcoastknox
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Although it consists of only six rooms, this small museum contains a number of interesting local artifacts dating back to several centuries prior to Spanish arrival. It also provides some welcome cultural respite from the manic pace of the tourist shops and restaurants that surround...More

Thank conchyray
Reviewed 9 April 2016

Don't let the name fool you. The building itself is the museum piece. There are many interesting displays and even some odd ball items thrown in, like a whale vertabrae and an ancient movie projector. Lots of ancient artifacts to see in rooms off a...More

Thank Lori G
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Recent visit to Zihuatanejo, Mexico and I stopped into the six rooms of this local museum on one side of the pescadero avenue by the Municipal Beach. A small donation of your choice is the entrance fee. Note that all of the writing explaining what...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Beautifully organized museum, tours guides speak sufficient minimum of English to explain what and where, village is extremely rustic and authentic, we bought tons of stuff we didn't need, including cigars we don't smoke just to support local economy which solely depends on visitors of...More

Thank MMMaria2016
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Museo Arquelogico de la Costa Grande and Xihuacan Museum and Archeological Site. We went there by taxi and were met by a very competent guide who followed us through the museum as well as the area with the pyramid. The museum is not big but...More

Thank peter j
Reviewed 12 June 2012

The tour guide was great showing us the whole area and history as well. Take the kids the family. Walk up the water tower for some awesome views of the area.

3  Thank Richard M
Reviewed 27 April 2012

This is a fine small museum. We took our time and read every thing - learned about the area's people and artifacts. Also on display in center were paintings of local artists. Well looked after. Very near to town center, on beach, and before the...More

3  Thank 414gottago
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