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

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the beach

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
brinlois
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Bethel, Alaska
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Bethel, Alaska
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 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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614 reviews 614 reviews
225 attraction reviews
282 helpful votes 282 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Ciudad Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

If you're looking for a beach with great beach combing, high enough waves for body surfing and not a bunch of vendors and tourists, Olas Altas is it. My kids loved to play every year we came down and there are usually lifeguards on duty. Great and inexpensive restaurants are right across the beach. Love it.

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Gig Harbor, Washington, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 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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