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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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Beautiful. Worth the visit

Very nice beach and one of the few open sea beaches where you can swim( at the southern end, near Dorado Pacifico)with relative safety. Need to be very careful though due to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2016
EdJ0n
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Mexico City, Mexico
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Mexico City, Mexico
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39 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Very nice beach and one of the few open sea beaches where you can swim( at the southern end, near Dorado Pacifico)with relative safety. Need to be very careful though due to riptides and sudden 6 foot waves.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

This is a beautiful beach indeed, like one would expect to find at any world-class sun-worhipper-visitor destination. This is a good thing!

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Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Even if the waves are a little rough I really enjoy swimming and going for long walks in this beach. It's always clean and safe.

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

On the beach you can sit under a palapa for hours with the afternoon breeze, temperatures in the high 80's. Fishing is available. You can buy silver jewelry, dresses, magazines, wood carvings, tamales, coconut, temporary tatoos, hats, and other items from the vendors on the beach. An hour massage is only $20.

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1 Thank alanwick
Winnipeg, Canada
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

Beautiful sandy beach, no rocks, big waves, clear to the bottom. Lots to do here right off the beach; body surfing, boogie boarding, sea-dooing, parasailing. All week long was sunny and hot (at least 30' celcius). I want to go BACK!

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

I have visited often and used to swim at Playa El Palmar, near Pacifica resort and Hotel Barceló. But in the past year, the lagoon has gotten more and more contaminated and SMELLY! The lagoon water empties into the ocean. I don't think the water is clean anymore and want to warn people about this.

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Phila.,Pa.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

This beach is great to walk, three miles round trip. Also wonderful to just lounge. The vendors are not a bother when you say, no gracias. One of my favorite beaches! The sunsets are unbelievable!

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Spokane Wa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

Typical of most west coast Mexican beaches. Nice public access. Took a short walk down beach and unable to find any beach bars or restaurants not attached to hotel.

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Cannon Falls
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

I have stayed many times in Zihuatanejo but never in Ixtapa until my last trip. I really enjoyed my daily walks on Play el Palmar I only wish it had some small beach bars and restaurants for breaks as it is much longer than the beaches in Z.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

Playa Palmar is Ixtapa’s public beach. Maybe three miles, it’s a bowl shaped bay of sandy shores from the rocky breakwater at the marina to the rocky cliffs of the seaside hills that dive into the coastline that separates Ixtapa from Zihuatanejo. The beach is graced by half a dozen or so hotels and several condos that face the blue... More 

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