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decent beach with parasailing

It's easy to access this public beach. It's pretty long, so you can find a spot to settle down in a... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2018
Vancouver, Canada
Beautiful Beach

walked a lot on this beach with lovely hotels and condos. The beach is very wide. Lots of... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2018
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This former coconut and mango plantation is now the best beach in Ixtapa.
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Reviewed 23 July 2018

This is a very busy beach... lots of beach activities. The waves are too dangerous to stay in the water. We tried to swim pass the water break but that did not work. Must be careful! Nice for walking.

Thank dkyle20
Reviewed 26 May 2018

It's easy to access this public beach. It's pretty long, so you can find a spot to settle down in a lively zone or a quiet zone. here's restaurants and hotels along the edge, but I'm not sure which ones are private or public. There...More

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Reviewed 24 April 2018

walked a lot on this beach with lovely hotels and condos. The beach is very wide. Lots of parasailing on this beach.

Thank luv2travelCanada
Reviewed 3 April 2018

Spend the whole day here and the SunSet was just beautiful! The main entrance to it is next to the Barcelo Hotel where you will be great by an inspector to make sure you dont take any glass to the beach. If you dont take...More

1  Thank Allan C
Reviewed 17 March 2018

We have been to a few beaches and this is by far one of the best ever. Interesting walk from one end to the next.

Thank Richard T
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Playa Palmar is a beautiful beach and well taken care of. No glass, styrofoam or pets allowed on the beach to help keep it clean. This year there's more calmer days than crazy waves which is great as you can go in but you still...More

Thank Chico_Deb
Reviewed 14 March 2018

We rented a condo at Amara on Playa el Palmar and couldn't be happier! The beach is long and very walkable. The sand is hard packed which makes it easy to walk, jog or run. There is lots to do on the beach. My teens...More

1  Thank KMklein
Reviewed 7 March 2018

Great beach for walking day or night! Very safe. Lots of activities to enjoy including parasailing, banana boat rides, baby turtle releases, and massage huts. Our hotel faced this beach. The waves are too rough for swimming with a dangerous undertow, and many hotels will...More

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 19 February 2018

This is the main beach in Ixtapa. It is a great beach for a walk! The waves are very rough. You should use caution when going into the water. We saw a life guard pull someone from the water one afternoon. He did not survive....More

Thank TahitiZ
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Great walking beach on Pacific side of Mexico Even better is Ixtapa island and Zihuatanejo bays beaches.

Thank skoocum
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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
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Response from Chico_Deb | Reviewed this property |
Playa Palmar is a beautiful beach you just have to take care. Actually part of November and a lot of December the water was very calm however that is not always the case. The Fontan is in a good spot because it is more... More