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Palmer Beach

Love this beach! Second visit and would come back again. Like it because it's more laid back then... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
One of my favorite beaches

Great beach. Very nice to walk along. Amazing sunsets. The water can be rough, but you can swim... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Yorkton, Canada
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This former coconut and mango plantation is now the best beach in Ixtapa.
Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo de Azueta, Mexico
+52 742 422 0150
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this beach! Second visit and would come back again. Like it because it's more laid back then others I've been to.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Heidiwise
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great beach. Very nice to walk along. Amazing sunsets. The water can be rough, but you can swim with caution. You can view whales from shore and watch manta rays jump and play in the surf. Honestly, next to the beaches of Cuba, this is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank dwasal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Big wave, you don't see the bottom of the ocean, lots of rays. No the best beach out here. Very windy but the sunset was extremely nice, restaurant on the beach are great.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank pistonk1974
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great walking beach, but busy. Not for swimming - try Playa Madera in Zihuatanejo instead. Nice hotel pools and beach chairs.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank sallydana2019
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the Pacifica resort at the east end of the beach. Our family members made a walk along the beach a regular start to the day. The sand is soft and comfortable, we went barefoot without worry. The surf can be quite something...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank YYC_JustinC
Reviewed 12 February 2019

The water can be too rough for swimming, but it is perfect if you enjoy a long beach walk. Walk right to the end at the marina. There is a small path to the public access for the marina.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank muddypaws617
Reviewed 31 January 2019

i ran up and down the beach. the left side of the bay has very small waves, the center of the bay has big waves that are very rough. i like the sand, and the water was clean.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank nazariojorge71
Reviewed 21 December 2018

Fantastic early morning walks and beautiful sunsets. Beach does get very busy during the day with resort guests and public access visitors.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Larry B
Reviewed 14 November 2018

One of the Best beaches in the world.Long walking beach from the cliffs at one end to the rock jetty at the other end.Hotels and restaurants on the beach.big crowds during Easter and Christmas Holidays.It was a bit cloudy yesterday and we were the only...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dbeach48
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

This beach is in the hotel zone in Ixtapa. It is very clean and a good place to relax. Not many vendors on the beach, which makes it more relaxing. This is not a swimming or snorkeling beach. Only black and red flags were out...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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28 January 2019|
Response from Dbeach48 | Reviewed this property |
Si. Yes. Next to Hotel Barcelo. Past Hotel Park Royal (Maybe 2 blocks) Public access signs are on entrance to each street. There is a detailed map on line with all hotels stores and beaches.
8 April 2018|
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Response from Usia2014 | Reviewed this property |
The waves and undertow are very strong much of the time at this beach. It's long, clean and lovely but not really for snorkelling. When we were there we did see some people attempt to snorkel at the south end of the beach... More
22 March 2018|
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Response from Dbeach48 | Reviewed this property |
Si. Yes. Be careful of rip tides. In front of Hotel Fountain is Best boogeyboarding and body surfing.Very long walking beach.