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Address: Mazatlan, Mexico
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This one-mile stretch of beach is not recommended for swimming, but more...

This one-mile stretch of beach is not recommended for swimming, but more for walks on its soft sand.

 

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There is only one thing that distinguishes Playa Norte. It is where the little fishing boats come in. The guys clean (and directly sell) fish, and the best sight is all the... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 22, 2016
Chuck B
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Steilacoom, Washington
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Steilacoom, Washington
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260 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016

There is only one thing that distinguishes Playa Norte. It is where the little fishing boats come in. The guys clean (and directly sell) fish, and the best sight is all the pelicans begging scraps. Amazing how ungainly they are on land as opposed to their beautifully graceful flight. If you want to enjoy this place, around 7AM is best,... More 

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Mazatlan, Mexico
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30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Playa Norte is our favorite beach destination. It was "the place" before the Golden Zone and still retains it's charm. Backed by hotels, the beach is long and easy going. There are an abundance of places on the beach to eat, sun and people watch. Sunday is our favorite to mix with local families enjoying the day off.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

Nice to walk by, but this is where the fishermen all come in. Not the place to stay and suntan, or swim at.

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

A great place to go and get some photos. Nice beach but not a water beach, stay on the sand and enjoy the weather. I'm looking forward to this becoming a destination stop because the potential is there.

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Langley City, British Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2016

Great photo opportunities. Not swimming beaches, but beautiful scenery to look at! Great atmosphere and views of city will be better after the gas plant pollution cleared up .

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Kelowna, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2015

I love Mazatlan but on playa norte I saw lots of garbage including a syringe and many razors. Do not swim here.

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Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

This is a nice beach with clean water. However, we had a camera snatched while I sat next to it on the beach. The locals and police were extremely helpful, and the thief was caught and our camera returned! The thief was not from Mazatlan. The barrio in which the beach is located is full of hard-working families who want... More 

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Thank Caroline E
Mazatlan, Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2011

Mazatlecos flock to this beach on weekends,when it is filled with family groups, running children and games. There is a kiddie playground next door, and to the south of that there's a stretch of sand where the close-in fishermen line up their pangas after they bring in the morning's catch. Not a relaxing beach experience.

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