Near the Mexican Pacific Ocean, specifically Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, lies the El Palmar Beach, which is the largest certified coast of the country and the only one with this certification in the state. It is the most famous beach in all of Ixtapa, because of its soft and golden beaches from where you will be able to admire spectacular sunsets. It was given this name because there was a large plantation of coconut palms in this place.
Why was it certified?
This beach has been certified as a Clean Beach by the Mexican Institute of Standardization and Certification because of the quality of its waters and the protection of biodiversity, among other 54 variants. With its certification, this beach with a tourist vocation is forced to maintain its commitment to the environment so that visitors and locals will be able to enjoy this paradise. Some of the beach’s restrictions to help with its conservation are not introducing any kind of glass or Styrofoam (polystyrene) containers; no camping or cooking on the beach; not bringing animals, littering, no riding on vehicles using fuel and not playing outside the assigned areas.
What are the activities in which I can participate?
In El Palmar you can participate in all kind of water activities such as windsurfing or enjoy the extensive seafood menu. You can also enjoy the amenities and services of the main hotel zone of Ixtapa which faces the open sea and from where you will be able to admire the most beautiful sunsets. The area has five-star and major tourism hotels, and there are many restaurants, bars, lease of aquatic sports items and much more. At one end of the beach lies “Las Escolleras” next to the “Ixtapa Marina” where you can go surfing almost all year round.