Playas de Tijuana

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Playas de Tijuana
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Mark Cloherty
Miami, FL157 contributions
Jan 2020
A beautiful beach, some great views of the Coronado islands in the distance. There is a good path to walk on right next to the beach, and you can find some good restaurants with some amazing fish tacos. The crazy thing is seeing the border wall go right through the southern border and disrupt the entire coastline. Its interesting and sad to be down at the beach and see the impacts of the wall, the whole time we were at the beach we could hear the sound of border control helicopters flying over. A beautiful but sad place
Written January 13, 2020
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Luis J
Tijuana, Mexico11 contributions
Aug 2013 • Family
Hello. I came to live to Playas some years ago and I loved it. Of course, it's not Cancun, La Paz or another beautiful beach in the country, but it's the best place to live in Baja and very near the border.
Playas de Tijuana is a small community with nice ocean views, maybe the last place in Tijuana where you can walk far away from noise, traffic and big malls. We have good quality banks, movie theaters, coffee shops and other local business.

If you are thinking about living in Tijuana, close to the border, in a healty environment, and with nice views , Playas will be in your top 3.

It's not the beach from the beer adds with cristaline water and good looking california people around, but it's full of small coffee shops, some crazy foreign artist ;), photographers, people walking their dogs, local families walking, and of course, surfers.

Remember Baja is Wild, Tijuana is the most visited city in the world (because it's border with California,) but Playas, can be like being in Tijuana being a little bit out of the city,.

Hope this info is helpful
Written August 7, 2013
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San Diego, CA119 contributions
Aug 2011 • Friends
It is interesting to just go to the Playas de Tijuana (Tijuana Beach) to sit in the sand, drink beer, people watch, and possibly even swim. It is even more of an attraction if you are interested in border issues and in seeing where the border fence separating Mexico and the US goes into the Pacific Ocean. As of 2011 the city of TJ has put in an attractive observation deck , with public pay restrooms right next to the border and friendship park which when/if it reopens will allow persons on either side of the border to interact with persons on the other side. .The city has also built an attractive entryway with arches at the main entrance to the beach about 1 block south from the observation deck. From the arch there is an amphitheater with stone steps leading down to the water, a two way raised wooden boardwalk that goes for at least a kilometer, and lifeguard towers. If you go on a warm summer day especially on a Sunday you will see many families from Tijuana and surrounding areas enjoying the wide sandy beach. If you walk down the boardwalk you ca see some public art on the walls of buildings, stop at one of sever small coffee shops, or just take in the scenery. There are also modest restaurants mostly serving seafood above the boardwalk. If you like ice cream a store across the street from the arches provides a good selection of the Mexican ice cream bars called paletas along with drinks and snacks. The big stadium structure you see is the Bullring By the Sea (Plaza Monumental is official name) which has bullfights during the summer and has hosted many concert by groups such as Pitbull, Mana, and Santana. Even though the beach is located right on the border it has a feel of being more authentic “Mexican” and not catering to nearly as much to foreign tourists as the Tijuana’s Revolution Ave and Rosarito Beach about 20 minutes south.. In general from the perspective of many tourists the area is underdeveloped and there are some old or unfinished buildings that seem out of place especially when they have great views and are right by the water.
Written August 15, 2011
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates11 contributions
Oct 2020
Approached the beach walkway on a weekday with the family. While going down the stairs that lead to the beach, there was garbage all over the place and the beginning of sewer smell began to emerge... as soon as we reached the “malecon”, the smell was unbearable.
Such a shame as they really build a place worth for a good morning run or a stroll with the family, but this just felt completely anti hygienic. So sad.
Written October 25, 2020
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Bullhead CIty, AZ184 contributions
Apr 2013 • Family
Tijuana de Playas is the beachfront neighborhood of Tijuana. This is not really a tourist area, although visitors are definitely welcome! Most Americans gravitate towards the downtown area of TJ (Ave. Revolution) or Rosarito, although there are nice eating establishments on the bluff overlooking the beach. The majority of of people you will meet in this area are local residents, and the restaurants and shops cater to residents. Therefore, restaurants do not generally offer cheap lobster dinners but do have a nice modestly priced dinners and appetizers that cater to local tastes. Shrimp cocktails, fish tacos, and various seafood concoctions are the local fare, with local Nortena bands for entertainment and buckets of cervesas the primary draw. The beach is nice, but is very crowded with locals on most days. This is a place to visit only if you are interested in experiencing the locals scene. Every restaurant has at least one English-speaking waiter, but remember tourists as primarily a secondary market here. It is safe, fun, and a good place to go if you are interested in a more "locals" scene. The beach boardwalk is a nice addition, and the food/drink prices are better than what will be found in the downtown area. Bottom line, remember you are in Mexico, sharing the local culture with local residents. Do not expect anything more, and you will have a great time!
Written April 22, 2013
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Athens, Greece70 contributions
May 2012 • Couples
Inside tijuana town everywhere you go there is asmell that you cant stand. DO NOT DRINK ANYTHING THAT IS NOT SEALED EVEN WATER. The people are nice but when you feel it you know its the 1st and last time to visit
Written March 15, 2013
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Sally S
Los Angeles, CA14 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
Playas de Tijuana had been recommended by K Tower staff member to visit. When we arrived early afternoon. We parked our vehicle nearby and walked along the board walk. We had been away from the vehicle about half an hour. When we returned we found it had been vandalized. The rear left passenger door window had been shattered the rear seat rest pulled forward and our personal belongings stolen from the trunk. Of course, being panicked we called the local police, via “911” which was useless. When “Policía Municipal” showed up, the Officer took a look at the damage and said there was nothing they could do. Our passports and credit cards were among the items stolen. It was a horrific experience. We will NEVER visit there again!!! Those who visit BEWARE!!!
Written November 8, 2018
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Nadia S
Gilbert, AZ40 contributions
Feb 2015 • Family
I want to make clear, this review may be a little biased, as Playas de Tijuana is my home town. I grew up and got married here. It's basically a suburb that happens to be the Northwest corner of Mexico. Pacific ocean to the West, US (San Diego) to the North, mountains to the East, and more beach to the South. Find a place to seat alongside the boardwalk and watch dolphins, seals, cruiseships go by, and if it's the right time of year, you may even see a whale or two go by.
Everytime I go visit, I am always so glad to be in Playas, it is quiet, peaceful and just nice! Oddly enough, most of us who grew up there, rarely ever actually go IN the water (unless you like surfing, etc.) Most people on the beach are probably not Playas residents. We do enjoy walking on the boardwalk, coffee, a coconut or cool drink off many of the locally owned coffee shops and snack bars.
Nowadays, Playas has a mall, movie theater, many restaurants both locally owned as well as chain American restaurants. It's a suburb so don't expect the ruckus you'd expect in the more tourist areas, don't expect endless bars or people trying to sell you blankets, piggy banks and other crap you see alongside the border or downtown areas. This is a residential area, with good schools, working middle and upper middle class neighborhoods. My family has been living there for generations. It's grown a LOT in the last 15 years or so, but it still has a lot of charm I often took for granted when I lived there. Whenever we're in town, my kids (who don't live here) are always in awe of just about everything, from the fantastic weather almost year round, the quiet living, helping my mom in the garden and gathering fruit from the trees to make fresh lemonade or baking a cake or pie.
Enjoy healthy dining at the Yogurt Place (b-fast, lunch and dinner), stop for hand-crafted coffee at Cafe Latitud 32 (you would need to go down to the boardwalk to find it), if you lucky you can see a live band playing. A MUST is tacos from EL FRANCES... opened at night, they use the best cuts of meats, fresh home made tortillas and all the delicious fix-ins. THIS IS what "street tacos" are all about.
Written March 29, 2015
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Tijuana, Mexico31 contributions
I was told by many people that this one the richest part of Tijuana, so I was expecting whole a lot.
The street are just horrible they are in a very bad conditions, the beach is very smelly and you can literally see how the sewer runs right in the ocean.
I don't know why the local government let people actually get in the water.
The only good thing is that the local people truly believe they have top of the line beach.
Not recommended!!!!
Horrible infrastructure.
Written July 3, 2012
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Salt Lake City, UT1,087 contributions
Jan 2019 • Family
With all the wallatic insanity in the world I thought taking the kids out of school for a field trip to the wall was a worthwhile educational experience and it was. The kids tried to stick their fingers through the fence to no avail. They stood with a foot on US soil and a foot on Mexican.They noted the decorated Mexico and the illegal to decorate USA side. One of the 11 year old's walked down with is hand on the wall shaking his head and saying "there's got to be a better way than this. Can't we use technology." Just standing there watching a wall end in the ocean gives you a perspective about the efficacy of a wall. Peace to all:) I think it's a great family experience and leads to insightful conversation.
Written January 23, 2019
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