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El Palmar

Revel in the golden sand and jewel toned sea in one of the most emblematic beaches of Ixtapa. This stretch of beach runs parallel with beachfront pools and hotels, making it an easy access to many tourists. At the end of this beach near the marina is Las Escolleras. Whether you’re using your body or a board, this end of the beach is where you can find barrels. El Palmarstretches approximately two kilometers long and is best for surfing, jet skiing, parasailing or a nice sunrise of sunset run on the sand. An important piece of information to highlight about this beach is its certification as a clean beach by the International Blue Flag Organization. Due to the great quality of its waters, it is the only beach in Guerrero that has this honor. For the locals, it is the most famous beach in the entire region; with its smooth golden sand and beautiful scenery, especially at sunset. El Palmar has this name due to the large plantation of coconut palms that once existed there.
Ixtapa Zihuatanejo Beaches El Palmar

El Palmar


Ixtapa Zihuatanejo

Other Beaches

The Island
This island, which is more like a small islet, can be explored by walking from one end to the other. There’s plenty to see on the island like the rock formations and spectacular views.
Quieta Beach
This beach is not very long (300mts) and as its name says, is a very quiet beach. It sits just in front of Ixtapa Island and because of this natural barrier.
La Madera Beach
It is connected from the main beach through the sea walker and is the perfect activity if you’re looking to go on a nice stroll, while enjoying the fresh ocean breeze and magnificent bay of Zihuatanejo.


the destination

Ixtapa Zihuatanejo beach

How to get there