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. For Playa el Palmar and beyond, use our Zihuatanejo trip planner to get the most from your Zihuatanejo vacation.
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  • We loved walking this beach in the mornings as it was quieter, without all of the parasailing, and people. I do SO recommend the massage huts, and number 7 is by far the BEST. only $10 USD for an hour...  more »
  • This sheltered bay beach attracts both locals & tourists. It is interesting & diverse. At the end, there are some beautiful condominiums to ogle at. There are a few informal restaurants, & 6 massage h...  more »
  • Almost nobody talks about this beach but seemed wonderful to us! It is very extensive so you can walk and choose easy to stay; There is a full super side which is where there are services of restaurants but most of the beach has no food service so you can get your cooler with umbrella and chairs and spend the day comfortably! Access by car is easy, we parked near the European and we walked down a hallway toward the beach and we were there all day, without noise or sellers! This super clean and there are boats everywhere to pick up and throw away the trash! The surf is strong because it is open sea but children can play along super well! 10 sunset! And if you like walking or jogging along the beach is so long that you can perfectly do so! Super recommended!
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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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