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“Miles of great beach!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Playa el Palmar

Playa el Palmar
Ranked #2 of 30 things to do in Ixtapa
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This former coconut and mango plantation is now the best beach in Ixtapa.
Victoria, BC
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22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Miles of great beach!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2013

Fun waves, warm water, some undertow and rip tides so care is needed. Best parasailing in Mexico! We loved it.

Visited January 2013
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Chanhassen, Minnesota
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194 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Great beach to watch the sunset.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

Been going to Ixtapa for 19 years now - every evening we've sat and watched the sunset on this beach.
Just the right length for walking end to end. Vendors are respectful and mostly the same from year to year - walking the beach every day to sell jewelery, scarves, pottery, fishing trips - almost everything. There are jet ski, banana boat, and parasail folks to rent from. There are some beach volleyball opportunities, typically at the end of the day.
The sand is very nice. The surf can be dangerous often it seems - watch for red/black flags being flown at the hotels. There is some surfing on the far North end. Occasionally jellyfish will show up on the beach, making sandels wise.
The best part, since the beach faces west, are the sunsets though.

Visited February 2012
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Altona, Manitoba, Canada
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Beautiful clean beach”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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6 Thank Stuart B
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Gorgeous beach”
4 of 5 bubbles 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
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Beautiful beach”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2012

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

Visited January 2012
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