El Palmar Beach

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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.

Top Hotels Close to El Palmar Beach

Krystal Ixtapa
Krystal Ixtapa
3 out of 5
Boulevard Ixtapa S/N, Lote 4 y 4 A, Ixta Zihuatanejo, Ixtapa, GRO, 40880
The price is $78 per night from Oct 2 to Oct 3
Stay at this 3-star beach resort in Ixtapa. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious rooms in our ...
3.4/5 Good! (1,000 reviews)
"We stay there most times and enjoy the pool and access to the beach, also the staff know us and always take core of us."

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2022

Las Brisas Ixtapa
Las Brisas Ixtapa
4 out of 5
Playa Vista Hermosa, Po Box 97, Ixtapa, GRO, 40880
The price is $88 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 28
Stay at this 4-star beach resort in Ixtapa. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 3 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,000 reviews)
"The staff was great and the views were amazing. Property needs some renovations it was out dated."

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2022

Barceló Ixtapa All Inclusive
Barceló Ixtapa All Inclusive
3.5 out of 5
1 Blvd Ixtapa S/n, Ixtapa, GRO, 40880
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $162 per night from Oct 23 to Oct 24
Stay at this 3.5-star beach property in Ixtapa. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 3 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in ...
4/5 Very Good! (614 reviews)
"The elevator is not working they don’t have restrooms to change before use pool with showers"

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2022

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Emporio Ixtapa
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Park Royal Beach Ixtapa - All Inclusive
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Tesoro Ixtapa All Inclusive
3 out of 5
Boulevard Ixtapa S/N Lote 5, Zona Hotelera I, Ixtapa, GRO, 40884
Posada Real Ixtapa
Posada Real Ixtapa
3 out of 5
Boulevard Ixtapa S/N Zona Hotelera, Ixtapa, GRO, 40884
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