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Address: Mazatlan, Mexico
Activities: Sunbathing, Swimming
Description: The nearest beach to the cruise terminal.

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Playa Bruja

This is a gorgeous beach however when I traveled to this location the beaches were off limits because of the severe currents.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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San Diego, California

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a gorgeous beach however when I traveled to this location the beaches were off limits because of the severe currents.

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Salida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

White sand, few people and waves to surf. Across the street are many outdoor restaurants. People are just drawn to the water and activities on the adjoining malecon. The best place to walk dogs - make it early in the morning before the sunbathers.

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Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Playa Olas Atlas Mazatlan is where the cliff divers are, sorry we did not see any while we there. We did see interesting things though. I asked a family what they were doing they were chipping at rocks to find small pieces of gems for Jewellry, they offered me a piece but I kindly refused as it may be their... More 

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Bethel, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We had a view of this from our hotel. On some days a lot of surfers; the beach itself is pretty narrow, and sometimes even disappeared. The sound of the waves is mesmerizing. Unless you are a strong swimmer, don't advise swimming. I don't lie on beaches.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The whole area around Olas Altas is very relaxing and there are multiple bars and restaurants in the area to sit back and take it easy at and watch the surf.

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Mazatlan, Mexico
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

A great beach to hang out and watch the surf roll in.....my favorite! The beach shifts from summer to winter. Sunday's get very busy but any other time it's a quiet area to hang out at.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I love is a nice beach, clean and the sea has the perfect temperature for swimming, there are not people around you trying to sell you anything, they are located in strategical places on The Malecon. At the beach you still can find shells.

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Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 290 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

Want to get away from the crowded resort beaches? Take a day on go to the Olas Alta's area. You can take a bus, taxi or pulmonia and enjoy your day. Be sure and take sunscreen, beach towels and water. There are great restaurants that you can walk to for a snack or lunch. The water and waves are beautiful... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

we see the playa every day on foot, on the bus or just out for a stroll. What a scenic place. Love to watch the changing ocean

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Oyama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

And, yes, they are awesome and the view of the ocean and little islands is awesome. Well worth a stroll by the sea.

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Address: Address: Mazatlan, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Sinaloa  >  Mazatlan

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