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“Beautiful”
Review of Playa el Palmar

Playa el Palmar
Ranked #3 of 34 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.
Reviewed January 31, 2013

The beach is a long cresent with beautifully maintained sand and few vendors so I found it tranquil and lovely. The surf at the south end of the beach is just right for those of us that don't like big waves and the surf at the north end is big enough for some surfboarding. All in all, a perfect beach.

4  Thank Sunny M
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

This beach has excellent waves to play in, not to rough, but just enough to make it fun. Water is warm, plenty of beach room.

4  Thank 2Travelers2thesun
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

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

3  Thank HappyCatzVictoria_BC
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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.

8  Thank frozen-in-MN-US
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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.

6  Thank Stuart B
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