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Playa Olas Altas

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Address: Mazatlan, Mexico
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The nearest beach to the cruise terminal.

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I will Be Back!

Olas Altas! Full history and wonderful view. I had been here many times. It is the best location to enjoy Mazatlan's incomparable sunsets. On the weekends this area is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Olas Altas! Full history and wonderful view. I had been here many times. It is the best location to enjoy Mazatlan's incomparable sunsets. On the weekends this area is full of attractions and local vendors. Two blocks downs you will find The German old town and amazing restaurant to make that evening special. I will be back! MD

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Victoria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

We were staying in a house overlooking Playa Olas Altas and I loved being able to stroll along the beach and watch the waves rolling in. It's a steeper sloped beach than some others in the area, and the lifeguard told us it was unsafe to swim there due to riptides most of the times that we tried. It was... More 

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Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

A small beach at the end of the Malecon and directly across from the Freeman Hotel and bnly a block or so from great dining make this beach in a small cove in the heart of Mazatllan one of a kind.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

Olas Altas is a one of a kind area, with the IN OCEAN swimming pool, beaches, rock shore areas and the restaurant distric this is an amazing area of Mazatlan. Oh and did I mention the night life?

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

This is a great beach along the Malecon in Mazatlan. Great vendors selling all sorts of things: food, candy, fruit, sunglasses, pocket books, bags, art, jewelry, masks, shoes, clothes and more. Water is nice. Flat beach. Very pretty.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

I know there are so many different beaches along the coast of Mazatlan but I especially loved this one. It was local. It felt like the time I went to the beaches in Portugal, where every beach was filled with locals. The other beaches in the Golden Zone are beautiful as well but if you want to keep it real... More 

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Manhattan, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

Many shops, bars and eateries along the walk by Olas Altas. The architecture of the buildings is great. Quaint area to visit. We really enjoyed it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

One of the best beaches in Mazatlan, cliff divers, many small restaurants where you an watch beautiful pacific sunsets.

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Eagle, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Fun place to spend some quite time , restaurants across the street , fun beach activity ! Lifeguard most the time .

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

Playa Olas Altas is Waikiki without any of the foo-faw. There are only a handful of restaurants, all very cool. You'll find a few banks here. But the beach and the view you will not find anywhere else. Throw in some stellar architecture at Claussen 101, a few amazing monuments on the malecon, the most creative saltwater waterslide you're likely... More 

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