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Playa el Palmar, Ixtapa

(4.5/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This area was pretty much what we expected: a lovely beach, yes, but red flags up and we did see either a few cautious swimmers or a couple of people gasping as they fled the surf! Huge, towering all ...  more »
  • 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 an...  more »
  • 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...  more »