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The beach is great!

Spend the whole day here and the SunSet was just beautiful! The main entrance to it is next to the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Allan C
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Mexico City, Mexico
Best Beach Ever

We have been to a few beaches and this is by far one of the best ever. Interesting walk from one... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Richard T
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This former coconut and mango plantation is now the best beach in Ixtapa.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“blue flag” (4 reviews)
“clean beach” (8 reviews)
“great beach” (13 reviews)
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Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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"blue flag"
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"clean beach"
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"great beach"
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"big waves"
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"daily walks"
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"all inclusives"
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"jet skiers"
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"sells fresh"
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"beautiful soft sand"
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"main beach"
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"beaches in the world"
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"walking beach"
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"public access"
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"south end of the beach"
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"morning walk"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spend the whole day here and the SunSet was just beautiful! The main entrance to it is next to the Barcelo Hotel where you will be great by an inspector to make sure you dont take any glass to the beach. If you dont take...More

Thank Allan C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to a few beaches and this is by far one of the best ever. Interesting walk from one end to the next.

Thank Richard T
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Playa Palmar is a beautiful beach and well taken care of. No glass, styrofoam or pets allowed on the beach to help keep it clean. This year there's more calmer days than crazy waves which is great as you can go in but you still...More

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Reviewed 14 March 2018

We rented a condo at Amara on Playa el Palmar and couldn't be happier! The beach is long and very walkable. The sand is hard packed which makes it easy to walk, jog or run. There is lots to do on the beach. My teens...More

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Reviewed 8 March 2018

Great beach for walking day or night! Very safe. Lots of activities to enjoy including parasailing, banana boat rides, baby turtle releases, and massage huts. Our hotel faced this beach. The waves are too rough for swimming with a dangerous undertow, and many hotels will...More

Thank Linda H
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

This is the main beach in Ixtapa. It is a great beach for a walk! The waves are very rough. You should use caution when going into the water. We saw a life guard pull someone from the water one afternoon. He did not survive....More

Thank TahitiZ
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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Great walking beach on Pacific side of Mexico Even better is Ixtapa island and Zihuatanejo bays beaches.

Thank skoocum
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

Our hotel was located on this beach, it is sandy, long and is a great place to watch the parasailers and jet skiers. My sons spent lots of time in the water, the waves were always a bit tempestuous which you do need to be...More

Thank Stephanie B
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

The waves were amazing to watch and listen to, however, the undertow was dangerous. We swam a bit but really just enjoyed our daily walks on this lovely and clean beach. There are a lot of hotels along the length of it and many locals...More

Thank seetheworld2014
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

Nice sandy 2.5km beach but beware of the waves.They can be fun to body surf but don't turn your back they can be big. Seen whales 4 of the seven days on this beach. Very few vendors.

Thank mark632016
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jilleknight
8 April 2018|
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Response from seetheworld2014 | Reviewed this property |
The waves and undertow are very strong much of the time at this beach. It's long, clean and lovely but not really for snorkelling. When we were there we did see some people attempt to snorkel at the south end of the beach... More
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atlantida2017
22 March 2018|
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Response from Chico_Deb | Reviewed this property |
Playa Palmar is a beautiful beach you just have to take care. Actually part of November and a lot of December the water was very calm however that is not always the case. The Fontan is in a good spot because it is more... More
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