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Playa el Palmar

Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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Fresh shucked oysters

I walked to this beach which ends in a rocky outpost, from my hotel's beachside. There's a local... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2017
Toronto ON CAN
Nice Beach

Nice beach and place to get away form the other white people. this is were real Mexican go to play... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2017
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  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

I walked to this beach which ends in a rocky outpost, from my hotel's beachside. There's a local man that sells fresh shucked oysters for 100 pesos a plate, by the rocks. I tried it and didn't have any problems, even though he didn't have...More

1  Thank herroyalmelness
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Nice beach and place to get away form the other white people. this is were real Mexican go to play and enjoy the beach. A few small road side places to get a cold beer or something. Oh I'm a white guy.

Thank NanaimoCrow
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Most of the hotels, even the all- inclusives, have day rates that you can pay and go in and enjoy the bars and restaurants for a certain time period each day. A few of the beach hotels are not totally all-inclusive and you can go...More

Thank Dan S
Reviewed 27 June 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.

1  Thank EdJ0n
Reviewed 20 June 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!

1  Thank William P
Reviewed 17 June 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.

1  Thank Yaria R
Reviewed 2 June 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...More

1  Thank alanwick
Reviewed 12 March 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!

1  Thank Brent C
Reviewed 29 February 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...More

2  Thank Diana J
Reviewed 28 February 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!

Thank Tequila26
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Wondering where we can get a map of the beaches in the area? Also, where are the public walk ways to get there or drop off points. Please help!
29 December 2016|
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John G
will be visiting via Norwegian cruise ship...how far from the pier
13 October 2015|
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Does it still smell like sewage? We are interested in staying at the Pacifica resort in December. Thanks.
2 April 2015|
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Response from Michael K | Reviewed this property |
There was no smell in January or February of this year.