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Address: San Blas, Mexico
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One of San Blas' main beaches.

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Beautiful, uncrowded and unspoiled!

Playa Borrego is beautiful with the palapa restaurants, clean sand and calm waters. Just enough wave action to make boogie boarding and body surfing fun, but keeps the surfers... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2016
CoventryM
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Playa Borrego is beautiful with the palapa restaurants, clean sand and calm waters. Just enough wave action to make boogie boarding and body surfing fun, but keeps the surfers away. No hotels or condominiums! Very untouristy, you will see many more Mexican families than travelers. Lively, light breezes and level, soft beach bottom. Great food and drinks available as well... More 

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London
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293 reviews
103 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

A short walk from the town centre, it's a good place for a lazy hour or three. The cafes and restaurants were nine-tenths closed when I was there; nice to be one of the few gringos around but with a beach as good a this, it deserves more visitors and I'm sure the restaurant staff would agree. Where was everybody---Cancun?

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Thank jamesdoc16
Progreso, Mexico
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26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Kilometres of wide, clean, sand beach. Swimming when permitted (pay attention to the tide warning flags). Many seaside seafood huts to choose from

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Thank MexicoBev
vashon
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

wonderful beach with very little waves. very safe and calm water. you may be served food and drink right down on the water's edge from several palapa restaurants. Can't comment on the food. We just went swimming and enjoyed watching all the locals enjoying a day at la playa with their families.

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Thank skeffie
San Antonio, Texas, United States
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45 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Mi amiga spent three months hanging out surfing at Mantanchen thirty years ago, and was horrified at how commercial it had become so we headed over to Borrego. WIDE beach - 1/8 mile over hot sand to the water - bring your sandals or stand on your board several times to get to the water. Great ramadas with good food... More 

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Thank Jeffrey G
Grand Bahama Island
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64 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Good place to spend the afternoon. Non pushy vendors. Lots of places to choose from to eat. Good prices, good food, good icy cold drinks.

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Thank Valerie S
Northern Minnesota
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79 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

During the week it's quite crowded...but on Sunday, it's Mexico come alive...food is good, beer is cold, surfing can be mediocre to good...but seriously, Sundays are a circus...especially over the feast of San Blas time frame 3 February...

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Thank Mn2Mx
San Blas, Mexico
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Swim and take in the sun then dine at one of the many ramada's. Inexpensive. There are vendors who sell things on the beach, but they are subdued by Puerto Vallarta standards.

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1 Thank Andy S
Austin, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

View is incredible. Beaches are empty, cabanas have great food. It is an easy walk from town.

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2 Thank Teri S
Salt Lake City, Utah
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68 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

Full service palapas with true Mexican relaxation. The surf is very safe for all family members.

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