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Lots of seafood restaurants, surf at low tide

I’ve been here a few times now. The entire beach is lined up with seafood restaurants, essentially... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
el_cap
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Golden, Colorado
via mobile
Near San Blas

This is the formal Matanchen Bay. It is a great place to anchor if you are heading south and don’t... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joel H
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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Beach on Matanchen Bay.
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“warm water” (2 reviews)
“banana bread” (2 reviews)
“ramadas” (2 reviews)
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San Blas, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve been here a few times now. The entire beach is lined up with seafood restaurants, essentially all the same. Must be 30 of them. The beach is nice and sandy and it’s a very gentle slope and shallow making it super easy to swim...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the formal Matanchen Bay. It is a great place to anchor if you are heading south and don’t want to stay at th San Blas Marina. Shallow beach goes for som distance, beware of low tide. Many paladas to eat and buy local...More

Thank Joel H
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Reviewed January 26, 2018

We came in January which was the perfect time ! beaches were empty, clean and warm water. You MUST go all the way to the very end of the beaches if you want to find any English speaking people. San Blas Las Islitas was my...More

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Reviewed November 12, 2017

Went out there for the day as the waves at Borrego were too big. Just a 15 peso van ride from San Blas and 20 peso taxi back. Lots of Ramadas to hang out and eat and drink and the beers were 5 pesos cheaper...More

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Reviewed June 20, 2017 via mobile

It's basic, but free. They are no public showers or toilets, but if you park in a restaurant, (and eat there of course), you get all of that included. The beach has a dark coloured sand, and it makes the sea look cloudy, but in...More

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Reviewed January 8, 2017

Good beach, very calm and very clean. Very safe to swim since it is shallow. Not recommended for those who wish to surf or enjoy the waves. Many typical Mexican restaurants and endless possibilities to eat fresh fruits and but all the possible handicraft and...More

1  Thank 70ava
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Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful beach. Water is so warm and it's not crowded. You can walk deep into the ocean and still be touching the ground. Water very salty so be careful none gets inside your nose or mouth because it will sting and taste nasty. The restaurant...More

2  Thank Gissel C
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Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Several nice restaurants to choose from. Best fresh sea food. Also a place where you can drive your vehicles on to the beach shore, Bbq and Set up day camp. Water Is Aways Warm & Calm! One of the safest shallow waters for small children...More

3  Thank Places2Enjoy
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Reviewed March 12, 2016

This beach on the bay of Matanchen is known for its calm waters and shallow incline. It's perfect for those people afraid of the big ocean ond the undertow. I wonderful place for swimming and then some days light surfing. Many Palapa palm covered restaurants...More

2  Thank Joel H
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Reviewed January 12, 2016

The sandy beach at Las Islitas is a long, gentle curve, good for walking & picking up a few little shells scattered at the water's edge. There aren't any breakers or even really any waves coming into shore here - it's so calm & still...More

2  Thank MichaelDA216
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Hickstownusa
January 4, 2018|
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Response from mybadjr | Reviewed this property |
San Blas, a few miles away, @ 30-40 peso cab ride.
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