El Palmar Beach

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El Palmar Beach which includes tropical scenes, a sunset and a beach

Swim, Jet Ski and dance barefoot at one of the most popular beaches in Ixtapa, which was once the site of a mango and coconut plantation.

Ixtapa’s famous El Palmar Beach is a picture-perfect mix of seemingly endless yellow sand, clear blue water and luxury resorts. Head to El Palmar Beach to play on the sand, skim across the waves on a Jet Ski or enjoy a massage from a trained masseuse. If the crowds on the beach become too much, escape to the condos, resorts and restaurants that line the sand.

The area was once a coconut and mango plantation. Today, the only mangoes you’ll find are in your cocktail. Coconut palms, however, still line the foreshore. Cool off with a swim in the calm waters near the resorts. The waves at the south end of the beach are perfect for surfing.

El Palmar Beach is a great destination for watersports. Rent a Jet Ski from the vendors on the foreshore and bounce across the surface of the Pacific Ocean. See the water from a different perspective as you’re pulled by a boat on a wakeboard or suspended from a parasail.

Feel your body relax as you enjoy a full body massage at the massage huts on the beach’s northern end. For something livelier, check out the daily crocodile show at the Pacifica Resort on the south end of the beach.

Make your way to one of the many bars and restaurants scattered among the resorts for a traditional Mexican lunch. If you’re feeling adventurous, try a bowl of iguana soup, a local specialty. Most opt for seafood, which is fresh and served in local spices.

In the evening, large crowds descend on the beach creating a lively atmosphere. Secure a spot on the sand to watch the sunset. After the sun goes down, make your way to one of the beach bars and nightclubs in the resort precinct.

El Palmar Beach can be reached by car, bus or taxi from Ixtapa. Many of the resorts offer private parking facilities. Ixtapa has warm, sunny weather for most of the year.

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Emporio Ixtapa
Emporio Ixtapa
3.5 out of 5
Boulevard Ixtapa S.n., Ixtapa, GRO
The price is $57 per night from Sep 22 to Sep 22
Located in Ixtapa, this beachfront resort is in the city center and within 1 mi (2 km) of El Palmar Beach and Marina Ixtapa. Zihuatanejo Bay and Ixtapa Island ...
3.9/5Good! (993 reviews)
"More people working for attencion in the restaurante , many consumers aglomeration"

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2021

Emporio Ixtapa
Holiday Inn Resort Ixtapa All Inclusive
Holiday Inn Resort Ixtapa All Inclusive
3.5 out of 5
Boulevard Ixtapa, Lote 2, Playa El Palmar Ixtapa, Ixtapa, GRO
The price is $149 per night from Sep 21 to Sep 21
Nestled on the beach, this Ixtapa property is within 1 mi (2 km) of Magic World Aquapark and El Palmar Beach. Ixtapa Golf Course and Delfiniti are also within ...
3.8/5Good! (581 reviews)
"Almost everything was excellent except for the fact that the room did not have a little fridge like all other hotels we have stayed in and that the room service had an extra fee."

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2021

Holiday Inn Resort Ixtapa All Inclusive
Las Brisas Ixtapa
Las Brisas Ixtapa
4 out of 5
Playa Vista Hermosa, Po Box 97, Ixtapa, GRO
The price is $84 per night from Oct 20 to Oct 20
Nestled on the beach, this Ixtapa resort is within a 10-minute walk of Vista Hermosa Beach and El Palmar Beach. Ixtapa Golf Course and Magic World Aquapark are ...
4.2/5Excellent! (972 reviews)
"The view, the place, it is beautiful"

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2021

Las Brisas Ixtapa
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Emporio Ixtapa
Emporio Ixtapa
3.5 out of 5
Boulevard Ixtapa S.n., Ixtapa, GRO
The price is $57 per night from Sep 22 to Sep 22
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Holiday Inn Resort Ixtapa All Inclusive
Holiday Inn Resort Ixtapa All Inclusive
3.5 out of 5
Boulevard Ixtapa, Lote 2, Playa El Palmar Ixtapa, Ixtapa, GRO
The price is $149 per night from Sep 21 to Sep 21
Holiday Inn Resort Ixtapa All Inclusive
Las Brisas Ixtapa
Las Brisas Ixtapa
4 out of 5
Playa Vista Hermosa, Po Box 97, Ixtapa, GRO
The price is $84 per night from Oct 20 to Oct 20
Las Brisas Ixtapa
Krystal Ixtapa
Krystal Ixtapa
3 out of 5
Boulevard Ixtapa S/N, Lote 4 y 4 A, Ixta Zihuatanejo, Ixtapa, GRO
The price is $72 per night from Sep 20 to Sep 20
Krystal Ixtapa
Posada Real Ixtapa
Posada Real Ixtapa
3 out of 5
Boulevard Ixtapa S/N Zona Hotelera, Ixtapa, GRO
The price is $82 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Posada Real Ixtapa
Park Royal Beach Ixtapa - All Inclusive
Park Royal Beach Ixtapa - All Inclusive
3.5 out of 5
Blvd. Ixtapa, Lot 5-A Hotel Zone S / N, Ixtapa, GRO
The price is $151 per night from Oct 6 to Oct 6
Park Royal Beach Ixtapa - All Inclusive
Barceló Ixtapa All Inclusive
Barceló Ixtapa All Inclusive
3.5 out of 5
1 Blvd Ixtapa S/n, Ixtapa, GRO
The price is $149 per night from Oct 10 to Oct 10
Barceló Ixtapa All Inclusive
Tesoro Ixtapa
Tesoro Ixtapa
3 out of 5
Boulevard Ixtapa S/N Lote 5, Zona Hotelera I, Ixtapa, GRO
The price is $160 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Tesoro Ixtapa
Fontan Ixtapa Beach Resort - All Inclusive
Fontan Ixtapa Beach Resort - All Inclusive
3 out of 5
Blvd paseo De Ixtapa S/N, Ixtapa, GRO
The price is $155 per night from Sep 20 to Sep 20
Fontan Ixtapa Beach Resort - All Inclusive
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