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El Anclote

Av. Los Redes #70 Nuevo Corral del Risco Colonia, Punta de Mita, Mexico
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Type: Beaches
Description: Remote beach area north of Puerto Vallarta accessible by a long winding road along mango groves.
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English first
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW via mobile

Pros: the Beach is really nice for surfing and paddle board. The sand is whiter, not like Vallarta. Cons: you only get access to the beach in certain areas. Most of the peninsula is closed. So if you are not staying at a hotel inside or going to the golf course then you have to stay in the restaurants and... More

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Carlsbad, California, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Swell takes a strong hurricane swell or macking southern swell to come alive but when it works, it makes for long rides off the point, great vibe in the crowds and is ideally suited for a longboard.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Nice calm beach with a good variety of local food restaurants on the cheap side but with good homemade seafood dishes. Gets a bit crowded on weekends

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Los Angeles
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

little spot out of the way... great 'beach' access club... (only pay about $1.30 per beer) and great food (just no chicken or beef) everything seafood. Very nice people... had a great massage next door at 'Remy's' ... the water is MUCH cleaner and more blue there... (no idea why)... great day trip!

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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

A buddy and I dropped in here for a couple of cervezas and a little snack. Great friendly staff. Outstanding shrimp cocktail. Cold beer. Beautiful view. Dirt cheap. Worth it!

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San Diego, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

El Anclote is located at the entrance to Punta Mita. There are several restaurants, a fun beginner surf spot, a few surf rental shops, and people renting fishing boats. We highly recommend Mictlan Surf School. We rented surfboards, standup paddle boards, and took multiple boat trips with them. The staff at Mictlan Surf School are all amazing. They are knowledgable... More

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Vail, Colorado, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

location on the beach, thought it was just a beach bar but it is more than that friendly staff and owner, food surprisingly good, will definitely go back

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OOB
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Good for photo ops, browsing in a few shops, lunch/dinner on the beach. Don't miss the fish tacos. We enjoyed La Cabana, El Dorado and El Coral restaurants.

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Portland, OR
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

El Anclote sits at the entry to the private Punta Mita resort which is home to the Four Seasons and St. Regis resorts as well as various massive villa-style beach homes. Once a local fishing village, El Anclote is now the low to mid-budget location at the mouth of the Punta Mita penninsula. The small town is notable for the... More

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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Has a private bridge walking bridge to town, feel safe, our condo is well furnished 3101. Lovely patio overlooking the ocean w/ table for 6-8 and grills outside.

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