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Nice beach for a resort

We took a local bus from Zihua to Ixtapa to see the Zihua’s “sister” city. Realistically, there is... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2018
NorthTravel
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Anchorage, AK
Great Beach

Nice place whit a lot of restaurants and very cheap if we return as always the warmth of the people... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2018
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This former coconut and mango plantation is now the best beach in Ixtapa.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“blue flag” (4 reviews)
“clean beach” (8 reviews)
“great beach” (13 reviews)
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Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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"clean beach"
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"big waves"
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"daily walks"
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"all inclusives"
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"jet skiers"
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"sells fresh"
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"beautiful soft sand"
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"main beach"
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"beaches in the world"
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"walking beach"
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

We took a local bus from Zihua to Ixtapa to see the Zihua’s “sister” city. Realistically, there is nothing related about these two places other than they are proximal and share the same ocean. Ixtapa is a Fontura resort location planned and facilities by the...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

Nice place whit a lot of restaurants and very cheap if we return as always the warmth of the people of Mexico like no other and more of this place Ixtapa

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

As Canadians, in the winter, we look to the south for a hot, sunny and a beautiful beach spot. Ixtapa and El Palmar beach is IT!!! It’s so calm. The weather is perfection. The ocean is a bit rough at times but otherwise very warm....More

1  Thank StephanieandJamie
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

We loved walking this beach in the mornings as it was quieter, without all of the parasailing, and people. I do SO recommend the massage huts, and number 7 is by far the BEST. only $10 USD for an hour.

1  Thank Lindsay H
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

This sheltered bay beach attracts both locals & tourists. It is interesting & diverse. At the end, there are some beautiful condominiums to ogle at. There are a few informal restaurants, & 6 massage huts. Most hotels have activities on the beach.CLEAN!!!! No garbage, rocks,...More

2  Thank atengold
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Reviewed 14 December 2017

This is a wide beach with good sized waves it is one op my favorite beaches in the world we stayed at the Emporio ocean front room love falling asleep to the sound of the waves

Thank Paul C
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

This is a beautiful beach. Very clean until you get down near the Pacifica Resort. If you are in the ocean when the estuary starts to drain please get out! There appears to be sewer that has been dumped into the estuary by SOMEONE (...More

3  Thank ruthrowejohnson
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

Ran this beach for the past 3 days and found only one plastic cup along the way .2+miles each way....no Trash..there has been a big push over the past few years to clean up this beach and it has worked. No dogs are allowed so...More

1  Thank klinoregon
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

El palmar beach,one of the Best beaches in Ixtapa... Along the palmar beach you can enjoy,a morning walk during the morning, watch the surfers, at the end of palmar beach... Contact Filiberto for a morning walk, Will inform you about the development of Ixtapa, how...More

1  Thank filiberto g
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

The nice thing about the El Palmar Playa is it's 2 miles long. The negative is that it isn't the white sugar sand you get on the Caribbean side similar to Cancun or Play Del Carmen, but it is a light brown sand. There are...More

1  Thank Mike-MollieSmith
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jilleknight
8 April 2018|
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Response from seetheworld2014 | 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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atlantida2017
22 March 2018|
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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
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