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Playa el Palmar

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Address: Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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This former coconut and mango plantation is now the best beach in Ixtapa.

This former coconut and mango plantation is now the best beach in Ixtapa.

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beautiful beach

Playa el Palmer is lovely for early morning or sunset strolls, approx 2.5 kms of beautiful soft sand, which heats up drastically throughout the day, in the afternoon wear your... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Playa el Palmer is lovely for early morning or sunset strolls, approx 2.5 kms of beautiful soft sand, which heats up drastically throughout the day, in the afternoon wear your flipflops! My sister and I bought silver brcelets from a vendor, so beautiful and reasonable, we wish we had bought a few more. The massage lasies are so worth the... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 vendor sells fresh oysters around 4pm each day.

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Vancouver
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58 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 place have a soul'. And without a wrist band, you really stick out.

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Thank TheFez
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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, jet skiing and banana boats available.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Love this clean beach. So many activites to entertain while you are exploring this Hotel Zone. No vendors to distract you from enjoying Ixtapa at it's finest.

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Coquitlam, Canada
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Entire beach is verrrrry clean. Excellent soft sand. I believe it's about 10,000 steps from end to end. Is that about 5 miles? The water is 'soft' the waves at end of January were quite gentle. The water was a beautiful color. I enjoyed the water every day. Unlike our experience in Los Cabos even at the 'safest' swimming beach... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

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 inclusives dot the beach and there is really one or two public places to eat. Otherwise you need to be staying... More 

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Toronto ON CAN
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75 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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 a cooler or any ice.

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Nanaimo
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20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Regina Beach, Canada
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 in and pay per drink and meal, etc. You just have to inquire as you... More 

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