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Playa Olas Altas

Address: Mazatlan, Mexico
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Ranked #13 of 79 Activities in Mazatlan
Activities: Sunbathing, Swimming
Owner description: The nearest beach to the cruise terminal.
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Activities: Sunbathing, Swimming
Owner description: The nearest beach to the cruise terminal.

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Gig Harbor, Washington, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Olas Altas is the entry from the ocean side into Old Mazatlan. The beach is a popular meeting place for visitors and locals alike. The street is lined with many restaurants and older hotels including the Hotel Bel Mar which was one of John Wayne's favorite hangouts when her visited Mazatlan. One of the most interesting sights we saw from... More 

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Cobble Hill
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

travels along the malecon lots of little stands selling everything from corn on the cob to hotdogs fruit trinkets pipes and much more also cliff divers not to missed

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Peachland, B.C.
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Olas Altas always seems to have people on it, sitting watching the ocean, walking, running, skateboarding, rollerblading, visiting, or romancing. The beach is fascinating, the sand moved from one end to the other several times each year. The end with the sand has this beautiful sandy beach, the other end is a pile of large rocks. It is amazing that... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

If you love the beach but not the bustle or vendors this is the location. That being said you need to either bring the food and bevies you want or be prepared to go to one of the restaurants close by.

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Miami, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Street food recommendations: 1) From Olas Altas, head north along the beach boardwalk until you reach a small locals beach bordered by the old fort (to the south) and the Colegio de Ciencias (to the north). On that beach, there's this one guy with an oyster stand and his food is incredible. 50 pesos for a dozen oysters, and many... More 

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Monterrey NL
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124 reviews 124 reviews
58 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Not for swimming but pretty view of the town and of the sea, also lots of seafood vending and local fishermen

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

This beach was far less crowded and WAY less expensive than the Golden Zone beaches. We paid 25 pesos to rent an umbrella and 50 pesos for a boogie board. There aren't any vendors or musicians bothering you, and you can enjoy the peaceful waves. Access to food and water is tricky, but you can just walk to a convenience... More 

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Ventura, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I like that this is Old Mazatlan. Olas Altas has a long history of welcoming interesting, and sometimes famous, people. This beach is small and has no vendors. The water feels great. Sometimes there's a little wave to enjoy. I don't like that sometimes there's garbage on the beach, but we pick it up as a way to say thanks.

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Edmonton
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

A very interesting area and worth a special trip. Located at the south end of the city with lots of great places to grab a drink or a meal and watch the sunset. For some reason this beach has lots of beach glass to forge for.

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Camp Pendleton, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The beach was nice, the water warm, the people friendly, the fruit salads had a fresh ripe taste unlike anywhere else. Awesome seeing the sunset from that part of the coast. Don't forget to try the seafood, and ask for the "agua chile camaron", the best shrimp cocktail this side of the continent rivaling even New Orleans.

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