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Playa Olas Altas

Mazatlan, Mexico
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Ranked #9 of 54 attractions in Mazatlan
Type: Beaches
Activities: Sunbathing, Swimming
Description: The nearest beach to the cruise terminal.
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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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Winnipeg, Canada
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85 reviews 85 reviews
48 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

While my wife and I never went swimming at Olas Altas it was definitely a great spot to visit in Maz. The pace seems more laid back in Olas Altas, there's plenty of dining options, the views are great, and the beach isn't filled with vendors like Playa Gaviotas up in the Golden Zone. If we return to Mazatlan we... More

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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81 reviews 81 reviews
19 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

The beach here is much smaller than the main long corona-shaped beach of Mazatlan where most tourist go. The malecon here is shorter and more intimate, which I prefer. there are cafes, bars and restaurants and a couple of hotels across the street from the water front. Lovely views can be had from either end of the beach on either... More

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Denver, Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Just went today! The beach was clean, safe, and beautiful! Near the beach are coffee shops, even a Dairy Queen after you walk a ways. The best thing was the freedom. In Mexico all the beaches belong to the people. You can walk all the way to the old town by following the coast and find some magnificent shells if... More

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Calgary
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143 reviews 143 reviews
58 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Playa Olas Altas is a relatively short beach backed by a seawall and the Estatua Venado - the deer statue. Along the road are several hotels, casual restaurants and bars. We enjoyed shrimp lunch at Puerto Viejo at the south end of Playa Olas Altas. Olas Altas means High Waves. We imagine that the waves do indeed crash into the... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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75 reviews 75 reviews
25 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

It's an interesting place to stroll around--old buildings, an art center, a little square, various shops, ice cream sellers, restaurants. And the poor dogs, of course. They are everywhere.

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Berkeley, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Loved to watch the surfers do their thing. The waves pounded and they rode them on boogie boards and surf boards. So great!

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peachland, bc
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This beach is close to the Histoirc Zone. It can be rough if the wind is up, but the Malecon which runs along side makes for really good exercise either roller blading (which you can rent), cycling (which you can rent) or just walking. Nice to just sit on the wall with a coffee (from Loonie bean) and watch the... More

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Whitehorse, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

sights, sounds, food and really good coffee. the only place to be on the Saturday night of Carnival...extremely busy, lots of families and great fireworks. The hats, wigs and masks are all fun...ENJOY!

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Reno, Nevada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Olas Atlas is a very nice beach area with a lot to do around the area. However, if you want just a really nice beach you should go to Playa Cerritos or Playa Bruja.

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