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“A favourite spot to visit”
Review of Playa Olas Altas

Playa Olas Altas
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$49.00*
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Old Town Mazatlan Segway Tour
Ranked #15 of 101 things to do in Mazatlan
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Owner description: The nearest beach to the cruise terminal.
Winnipeg, Canada
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175 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
“A favourite spot to visit”
Reviewed February 18, 2014

While my wife and I never went swimming at Olas Altas it was definitely a great spot to visit in Maz. The pace seems more laid back in Olas Altas, there's plenty of dining options, the views are great, and the beach isn't filled with vendors like Playa Gaviotas up in the Golden Zone. If we return to Mazatlan we decided that we will stay in Olas Altas as it is quieter, more scenic, and closer to a lot of the more desirable attractions like Centro and the galleries and museums. It's no wonder so many snow birds call this end of the city home!

Visited February 2014
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Rapid City, South Dakota
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159 reviews
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“Beautiful part of Old Mazatlan”
Reviewed February 17, 2014

The beach here is much smaller than the main long corona-shaped beach of Mazatlan where most tourist go. The malecon here is shorter and more intimate, which I prefer. there are cafes, bars and restaurants and a couple of hotels across the street from the water front. Lovely views can be had from either end of the beach on either Ice Box Hill of the hill between Olas Altas and the El Faro. Perfect place for watching the sunset.

Visited February 2014
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New York City, New York
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“Beautiful beach with all the trimmings.”
Reviewed February 12, 2014

Just went today! The beach was clean, safe, and beautiful! Near the beach are coffee shops, even a Dairy Queen after you walk a ways. The best thing was the freedom. In Mexico all the beaches belong to the people. You can walk all the way to the old town by following the coast and find some magnificent shells if you go early enough!

Visited February 2014
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Calgary
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530 reviews
190 attraction reviews
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“Olas Altas a Lovely Pocket Beach in Mazatlan”
Reviewed January 6, 2014

Playa Olas Altas is a relatively short beach backed by a seawall and the Estatua Venado - the deer statue. Along the road are several hotels, casual restaurants and bars. We enjoyed shrimp lunch at Puerto Viejo at the south end of Playa Olas Altas. Olas Altas means High Waves. We imagine that the waves do indeed crash into the sea wall during storms!

Visited December 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Interesting walkabout”
Reviewed December 20, 2013

It's an interesting place to stroll around--old buildings, an art center, a little square, various shops, ice cream sellers, restaurants. And the poor dogs, of course. They are everywhere.

Visited December 2013
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