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Playa el Palmar, Ixtapa

(4.4/5 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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  • We stayed at a condo on this beach. Not many places open to the public, but the beach is nice for walking. Some vendors but not too many. Great sunsets. Parasailing $20 US and jet skiing $30. One vend...  more »
  • Of all the beaches in the Barra to Playa Linda corridor, this is the most disappointing. Hard to access with all the high rise AIs lining the waterfront. Pretty much zero on the scale of 'does this pl...  more »
  • Beautiful beach for walks and watching the sunset. The waves are pretty rough, so I wouldn't brave the water if you're not a strong swimmer. There are reasonably priced activities like parasailing, je...  more »