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Address: Mazatlan, Mexico
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The nearest beach to the cruise terminal.

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love spending the day here :)

Swim, surf, boogie board & suntan. Lots of shops, bars and cafes along the street to grab a drink and a snack if you want to get outta the sun for a bit. Walk along the malecon... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
MsXnr
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Comox Valley, Canada

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Comox Valley, Canada
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Swim, surf, boogie board & suntan. Lots of shops, bars and cafes along the street to grab a drink and a snack if you want to get outta the sun for a bit. Walk along the malecon and check out the statues. Great place

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Keremeos, Canada
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187 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This nice stretch of beach is not too rough for swimming and is on the maelecon, but across the main beach road from hotels etc. What I like about it is that it has a number of palapa restaurants still on it, serving traditional and affordable Mexican fare.

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Thank captainronanejo69
Guerneville, California
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68 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautifula nd safe concept for those wanting to take a dip in the ocean without being exposed to sea creatures. Statues along the walkway are incredible with great views, Just below cliff diing area

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Thank Allegator
Mazatlan, Mexico
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33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There's no better spot to enjoy the water activity than on Olas Altas in Centro HIstorico Mazatlan. Boogie boarders, surfers, swimmers and sun worshipers all know this is the place to be. If the waters are calm swimmers head out...if the waters are a little rougher that's when the boards appear with both young and old alike trying to master... More 

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Thank Retired_Canadian1
Portland & Medford Oregon
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85 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The locals resisted the temptation to put up jetties and reefs to ensure the perfect beach, and what they got in return is a wonderful, perfectly natural beach that looks a bit different depending on the time-of-year and tides. The way is is supposed to be. The sand is great, and one can easily do a bit of daily swimming.... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

This beach may be small, but it's the only beach in Mazatlan with waves worth mentioning. I've tried all of the beaches in the city, and if swimming and body surfing is what you are looking for, then this is the place to be.

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Mazatlan, Mexico
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

The first time that I was here was 1967 and we camped right here on the beach!! Back then it was the ONLY beach in Mazatlan and had just 4 hotels? Can you name them? Bet you won't remember the name of the one we finally stayed in after getting swept off the beach by a storm!! This beautiful area... More 

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Edmonton
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

If you are walking around centro and along the malecon, stop by this little beach that looks very welcoming and uncrowded.There are all types of eateries around this beach and it is also not so far away from the cliff divers and lighthouse. You can visit all of these places easily since they are close together!

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Calgary, Canada
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466 reviews
234 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 351 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Ocean waves, sea birds, clean and not over crowded when we visited this beach. There are several restaurants in the area or might be nice to bring a picnic and enjoy it on the beach. The water was warm and calm. It was nice to relax here.

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Isla Taboga, Panama
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

This beach is very clean and enjoyed by many sun-worshippers as well as surfers. Enjoy a colorful sunset as you sip a cocktail at one of the establishments located across the street.

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