Playa el Palmar, Ixtapa

4.5
#3 of 11 in Beaches in Zihuatanejo
With the city skyline in the background, Playa el Palmar offers a long stretch of clean sand and calm waters. As a popular spot for both tourists and locals, the beach offers a wide variety of activities--rent a jet ski and head out into the bay or try parasailing, hang gliding, or water skiing. Or build new friendships on the beach over a game of volleyball, soccer, or frisbee. Most of the hotels in the city line the beach, and bars and restaurants sit nearby as well. Put Playa el Palmar into our Zihuatanejo travel itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • August 6, 2017
    Beautiful views!!! Big waves. Lots of cabanas on beach. Vendors for activities out daily. Coconuts are yummy!  more »
  • June 19, 2017
    Is a beach few times this very crowded, so it is very comfortable and pleasant vacation
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  • June 8, 2017
    We stayed at the hotel Emporio and there is a beach which they care much that street vendors are not there, I have my opinion that you can help the local economy by buying things on the beach, but don't know if they themselves, sellers are organized to steal something from your lounge chairs, we listen to a salesman who said that he had stolen a salesman something of an adjacent hotel guest and he was upset that they they live off the tourist. So if will be careful with your belongings, do not throw garbage, and if they can support the local economy, do it.
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Look in the narrow streets of the historic center to find a range of affordable, colorful "posadas" (inns), or head uphill to Cerro del Almacen for comfortable condos offering sweeping views over the water. If the larger luxury hotels appeal, cast your eye east of the river to find lavish resorts lining the town's most desirable beaches.
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