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Nice beach for a resort

We took a local bus from Zihua to Ixtapa to see the Zihua’s “sister” city. Realistically, there is... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Great Beach

Nice place whit a lot of restaurants and very cheap if we return as always the warmth of the people... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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This former coconut and mango plantation is now the best beach in Ixtapa.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“blue flag” (4 reviews)
“big waves” (8 reviews)
“great beach” (12 reviews)
Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We took a local bus from Zihua to Ixtapa to see the Zihua’s “sister” city. Realistically, there is nothing related about these two places other than they are proximal and share the same ocean. Ixtapa is a Fontura resort location planned and facilities by the...More

1  Thank NorthTravel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place whit a lot of restaurants and very cheap if we return as always the warmth of the people of Mexico like no other and more of this place Ixtapa

Reviewed 1 week ago

As Canadians, in the winter, we look to the south for a hot, sunny and a beautiful beach spot. Ixtapa and El Palmar beach is IT!!! It’s so calm. The weather is perfection. The ocean is a bit rough at times but otherwise very warm....More

Thank StephanieandJamie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved walking this beach in the mornings as it was quieter, without all of the parasailing, and people. I do SO recommend the massage huts, and number 7 is by far the BEST. only $10 USD for an hour.

Thank Lindsay H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This sheltered bay beach attracts both locals & tourists. It is interesting & diverse. At the end, there are some beautiful condominiums to ogle at. There are a few informal restaurants, & 6 massage huts. Most hotels have activities on the beach.CLEAN!!!! No garbage, rocks,...More

1  Thank atengold
Reviewed 14 December 2017

This is a wide beach with good sized waves it is one op my favorite beaches in the world we stayed at the Emporio ocean front room love falling asleep to the sound of the waves

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 9 December 2017

This is a beautiful beach. Very clean until you get down near the Pacifica Resort. If you are in the ocean when the estuary starts to drain please get out! There appears to be sewer that has been dumped into the estuary by SOMEONE (...More

2  Thank ruthrowejohnson
Reviewed 15 November 2017

Ran this beach for the past 3 days and found only one plastic cup along the way .2+miles each way....no Trash..there has been a big push over the past few years to clean up this beach and it has worked. No dogs are allowed so...More

1  Thank klinoregon
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

El palmar beach,one of the Best beaches in Ixtapa... Along the palmar beach you can enjoy,a morning walk during the morning, watch the surfers, at the end of palmar beach... Contact Filiberto for a morning walk, Will inform you about the development of Ixtapa, how...More

1  Thank fily g
Reviewed 25 October 2017

The nice thing about the El Palmar Playa is it's 2 miles long. The negative is that it isn't the white sugar sand you get on the Caribbean side similar to Cancun or Play Del Carmen, but it is a light brown sand. There are...More

1  Thank Mike-MollieSmith
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2 April 2015|
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Response from Michael K | Reviewed this property |
There was no smell in January or February of this year.