"Andy' s Refuge of the Shawshank Redemption" Top 5 Page for this destination Zihuatanejo by dragoness86

Zihuatanejo Travel Guide: 53 reviews and 137 photos

Zihuatanejo is a place you really should visit if your not looking for a tourist ridden town.
Its sister city, however, is a man made oasis where you're sure to find all the tourist activity you might want/need.
-A side note- You might be surprised to learn that in the filming of the Shawshank Redemption, it was not actually Zihuatanejo that Andy and Red went to. Movie makers used the name but actually filmed at a different location.. but you still won't be dissapointed!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:WWWFF: Wonderful Weather and Warm, Friendly Faces
  • Cons:It's occupants are all very poor, but that is the fact of life in Mexico.
  • In a nutshell:the ultimate getaway!
  • Last visit to Zihuatanejo: Aug 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • mikepapas's Profile Photo
    Jan 18, 2009 at 10:21 PM

    I always just go to a bank machine. I've heard you always get the best rate and it also won't cheat you.


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