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“Beautiful clean beach” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Playa el Palmar

Playa el Palmar
Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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Ranked #1 of 14 attractions in Ixtapa
Type: Beaches
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Owner description: This former coconut and mango plantation is now the best beach in Ixtapa.
Altona, Manitoba, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Beautiful clean beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

This beach is a great walk in the mornings before it gets too hot. It's a 3.5 mile trip, rock to rock to rock (from one end of the beach to the other end and back). There a few vendors every day but not too many and they are polite and not overbearing. Parasailing, wave runners and other water activities including fishing are available. We spend 4 weeks there every January and the weather is between 30 and 32 C (86 to 90 F) every day. And no rain.

Visited January 2012
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Gorgeous beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

We love it. It is absolutely beautiful. Last visit was the calmest I have seen the waves and it was easier to swim. The waves can be a little tricky if you do not know how to maneuver them. The sand is wonderful and sometimes shelling is really good. Not a lucrative shelling beach. There is a lot of activity available on the beach such as Parasailing, banana boat rafting, beach volleyball and vendors selling jewelry, scarves and wood carvings.

Visited January 2012
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Calgary, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Beautiful beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

Beautiful beach to walk, but it can be tough to swim if the waves are big

Visited January 2012
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jeffrx42
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Very clean beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

Beach was very clean and excellent to walk. Water is too rough for children or poor swimmers. Might have strong under tow.

Visited June 2012
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Denver
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Beautiful Soft Sand Beach!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

This beach is large and beautiful. The sand is soft and clean and the water is so warm. Make sure to take an early morning or evening stroll, we loved it!

Visited May 2012
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