Playa El Palmar

Playa El Palmar, Ixtapa: Address, Playa El Palmar Reviews: 4.5/5

Playa El Palmar
4.5
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This former coconut and mango plantation is now the best beach in Ixtapa.
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Chris R
Costa Mesa, CA5 contributions
Beautiful coco sand beach!
Nov 2020
An absolutely beautiful, clean, coco sand beach, excellent for long walks in the morning or early evening, some good waves, super warm water temperature in November, baby turtles were hatching, and mama turtles were laying eggs at night while we were there early November.
Written 10 November 2020
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Nalalita
Huntington Beach, CA88 contributions
Sun, sand and waves
Aug 2020
Warm water and good waves are exactly what we were looking for. Beware of rip tide as the currents are quite strong since it's open ocean.
Written 18 August 2020
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Passenger719060
6 contributions
Long beach
Mar 2020
Beach is great for walking not so safe for swimming big waves. Lots of vendors but a friendly No Thanks and they leave you alone.
Written 9 March 2020
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Ken
Saskatoon, Canada28 contributions
A great way to get in your morning walk!
Feb 2020
This is a lovely beach and very wide for walking and enjoying the views of the ocean and hotels. The water was quite rough in some spots but many people were out wave surfing. There are just a few places to stop and visit/eat if you are not staying in one of the hotels. There are 3 beach accesses that were easy to locate as we stayed in a condo and walked about 15 minutes to get there.
Written 1 March 2020
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terbear2017
Vernon, Canada14 contributions
Lovely walkable beach.
Feb 2020
Nice beach but not for swimming. Waves were as big as some in Hawaii! Great for walking, lots of places for massages. Only one spot to have a beer on your walk though, so many all inclusive hotels! Charlie’s is a fun spot for a beer!
Written 9 February 2020
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Robert B
Saint Louis, MO28 contributions
Totally great beach
Nov 2019
Been on this beach afew hundred times. It is fantastic. Very gradual slope into the ocean makes it great for buggie boarding and general fun in the water. Water temp is right at 80degrees.. directly on the Pacific with waves from 4 to 10 feet, pending the day. 4 or 5 miles long. Perfect walking beach with great sand. Great water rentals, lots of fun. Maybe the best beach in the world.
Written 17 December 2019
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Les P
4 contributions
Wave riding!
Nov 2019
Long beach adjacent to resort row. Good people watching area, some turtle enclosures and nesting areas. Waves are a bit big, but if you watch the "professionals" you can have a good workout and fun riding them.
Written 17 November 2019
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SounderSteve
Mukilteo, WA4 contributions
Between Good and Great
Nov 2019 • Couples
Because of the all inclusive resorts along this beach only a few spots are open to those who stay elsewhere. The beach itself is fantastic and deserves a high global ranking. The surf is shallow, fast and breaks hard just off the beach. Not great for swimming, boogie boards or much water activity. Kids play in the shallows and that is fine but not much more possible. If staying at the resorts, the beach would be very pleasant, otherwise bring your own beverages/food/shade/chairs or stop at either of the near extremes of the beach for shade and or restaurants. There are a couple near the dolphin park.
Written 5 November 2019
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Living Our Dream Destinations
Fort Worth, TX69 contributions
Memorable Beach
Mar 2019
Playa el Palmar is a wonderful and picturesque beach, located adjacent to hotel row and in walking distance of the town of Ixtapa. Beach area is clean and expansive, offering ample space for diverse activities, such as beach sports, sun bathing, running, walking and recreational things-to-do like parasailing. The waves are spectacular though ominous for the causal swimmer. If you pause long enough to examine the waves you can see sting rays skimming the crest and quickly disappearing into the trough. The sun rises are beautiful, and the sun sets are stunning with its kaleidoscope of red and orange colors. It reminds us of the sun sets above Santorini Island in Greece, which are often described as the “most romantic sunsets” in the world. The beach also offers one-hour massages at a fraction of cost of a hotel massage. We were skeptical at first, but as we walked the beach, we met numerous vacationers on their way to get a massage. For some it was a daily ritual. Based on the recommendations, we tried it, and we’re glad we did. For us, this massage is the best ever for the money, and all the while the only ambient sound heard is the crashing of the waves onto the shore. It left us feeling great and became a daily ritual for us as well. There are two massage locations on the beach. One is on east end of the beach, which we were told cost more, and the other is on the west end, which we used. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our time on the beach.
Written 7 April 2019
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Heidiwise
3 contributions
Palmer Beach
Mar 2019 • Friends
Love this beach! Second visit and would come back again. Like it because it's more laid back then others I've been to.
Written 15 March 2019
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