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Review of Tenacatita Beach

Tenacatita Beach
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Owner description: Picturesque beach featured in the movie "McHale's Navy."
Reviewed December 26, 2011

A lot of locals go here becuase the water stays very calm and is a great place for a day of family swimming at the beach. Theres tons of restaurants lined up for you to eat at as well as vendors for floaties and whatnot. Take something to float on, drink a margarita and enjoy a fun day here. the roads are really windy getting there though so dont get car sick!

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Reviewed December 1, 2011

Tenacatita Beach is under siege by an unwelcome landowner, with armed gaurds. Concerns for all evicted - hopefully the news will be good - this lovely area deserves proper fair management and true public access returned. Visiting is not a problem, just weird. We went with Ray's Tours, The Only Tours.

2  Thank HungryHill72
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Reviewed January 20, 2011

Last Fall the owner of the property on and surrounding this beach decided to evict all the restaurant and bars and take back all the land. It is no longer open to the public and is defended by police and security guards. This gem is lost to us...at least for now.

5  Thank rainy
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Reviewed September 7, 2003

I was swimming in Tenacatita about 2 days ago. It was fabulous!!! Soft sand that seemingly goes on forever. No rocks to scramble over, nice warm water....Not many tourists this time of year...and few vendors....the other side of the beach, up the hill, is a great view spot, "wilder "" beaches, rocky but great photo ops....and BUGS. The small nasty mosquito-like no-see-ums I have been hearing about. They are there on THAT side but not over hte hill down at Tenacatita's main swimming beach. Go and spend the day snorkeling and swimming. Great place, calm water, great for small kiddies and seniors too! We had a great relaxing day there!

11  Thank Foodyguru
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Reviewed August 15, 2003

We had the pleasure of a daytrip to Tenacatita Beach with some of the locals from Melaque. It truly IS a hidden treasure. The water is beautiful and safe to swim and snorkel in (lots and LOTS of colourful fish!!!) It was a great day I will never forget. If you get the chance to see it, do go!

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