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Playa el Palmar

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Address: Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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This former coconut and mango plantation is now the best beach in Ixtapa.

This former coconut and mango plantation is now the best beach in Ixtapa.

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perfect beach for walking, playing and sunsets

The perfect beach to walk on (once you get past the hot dry sand). The water is good to play in the waves and you must get a massage(hut #6 Teresa was the best 200 pesos for an... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Theresa P
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Winnipeg
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Winnipeg
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The perfect beach to walk on (once you get past the hot dry sand). The water is good to play in the waves and you must get a massage(hut #6 Teresa was the best 200 pesos for an hour!). A new sunset everyday to watch.

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Thank Theresa P
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Playa el Palmer is lovely for early morning or sunset strolls, approx 2.5 kms of beautiful soft sand, which heats up drastically throughout the day, in the afternoon wear your flipflops! My sister and I bought silver brcelets from a vendor, so beautiful and reasonable, we wish we had bought a few more. The massage lasies are so worth the... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We stayed at a condo on this beach. Not many places open to the public, but the beach is nice for walking. Some vendors but not too many. Great sunsets. Parasailing $20 US and jet skiing $30. One vendor sells fresh oysters around 4pm each day.

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Thank herewego2005
Vancouver
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63 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Of all the beaches in the Barra to Playa Linda corridor, this is the most disappointing. Hard to access with all the high rise AIs lining the waterfront. Pretty much zero on the scale of 'does this place have a soul'. And without a wrist band, you really stick out.

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Thank TheFez
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful beach for walks and watching the sunset. The waves are pretty rough, so I wouldn't brave the water if you're not a strong swimmer. There are reasonably priced activities like parasailing, jet skiing and banana boats available.

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Thank Sarah M
Saskatoon, Canada
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143 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Love this clean beach. So many activites to entertain while you are exploring this Hotel Zone. No vendors to distract you from enjoying Ixtapa at it's finest.

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Coquitlam, Canada
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Entire beach is verrrrry clean. Excellent soft sand. I believe it's about 10,000 steps from end to end. Is that about 5 miles? The water is 'soft' the waves at end of January were quite gentle. The water was a beautiful color. I enjoyed the water every day. Unlike our experience in Los Cabos even at the 'safest' swimming beach... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

This area was pretty much what we expected: a lovely beach, yes, but red flags up and we did see either a few cautious swimmers or a couple of people gasping as they fled the surf! Huge, towering all inclusives dot the beach and there is really one or two public places to eat. Otherwise you need to be staying... More 

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Toronto ON CAN
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84 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

I walked to this beach which ends in a rocky outpost, from my hotel's beachside. There's a local man that sells fresh shucked oysters for 100 pesos a plate, by the rocks. I tried it and didn't have any problems, even though he didn't have a cooler or any ice.

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Nanaimo
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20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Nice beach and place to get away form the other white people. this is were real Mexican go to play and enjoy the beach. A few small road side places to get a cold beer or something. Oh I'm a white guy.

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