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

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This is the main beach in Ixtapa most of the resorts are here

This beach is one of my favorites large surf, clean sand and lots of people. Want a massage 20 pesos I am told # 12 has the best it is 1 3/4 mile one way

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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97 reviews 97 reviews
19 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

This beach is one of my favorites large surf, clean sand and lots of people. Want a massage 20 pesos I am told # 12 has the best it is 1 3/4 mile one way

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Ixtapa, Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The terrible smell emanating from the canal running through the grounds of Real De Palmas is so disgusting that on some days we are unable to sit by the pool and have to close our bedroom windows at night. You can actually see raw sewage floating down and once or twice a week, it empties into the ocean by Pacifica... More 

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Mukilteo, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I am not sure what is going on, but there is a sewer smell /look coming from the Pacifica Resort flowing into the ocean at Playa el Palmar. I am told this is a "Clean Beach " so not sure how it can have this title if the beach has sewer from the Pacifia going into the water.

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Chaska, Minnesota
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92 reviews 92 reviews
30 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Since the beach is wide and firm, it is a great beach to take a walk and enjoy the beauty of the ocean. Plus you can try parasailing, surfing, sailing, or just swim in the ocean. It is one of our favorite beaches in Mexico.

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Allenton, WI
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Beautiful & great to walk day or night! Lots of parasailing opportunities & these guys are experts-a very safe & adventuous activity.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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23 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We stay at a condo right next to the Krystal and the Dorado Hotels in Ixtapa. Playa el Palmar is a great beach. If we walked to the left in the morning toward Zihua, it was a mile and a half walk to and from our condo. If we waled to the right toward the marina, the walk was 2.09... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I like fresh water swimming to ocean swimming so I did not spend much time in the water. Playa el Palmar was good for beach walking and watching the jet skiers and hang gliders. The beach vendors were a bit annoying but you will have that at most any Mexican beach.

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

For the past three years we have stayed at the Bay View Grand Marina (BVGM), for six weeks. We start each morning with a walk pretty well to the end of the beach and back. This is a lovely wide beach and perfect for walking. I love swimming in the ocean, but swimming here is not for the faint of... More 

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Swift Current, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Too rough to swim. Jelly fish and boats were swimmers are. I did not really see any good swimming beaches in Ixtapa.

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Genesee, WI
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

While there aren't as many places to grab a chair, drinks, and food as other beaches offer in the area, this is still a great stretch of beach. Beautiful to walk along, and just a short walk back into Ixtapa for food & drinks.

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