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Playa El Tecolote (Tecolote Beach)

Km 7.5 Al Noroeaste de Pichilingue, La Paz 23000, Mexico
+52 612 122 8885
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Really enjoyed visiting this beach on a Sunday

Great beach for families and couples, some quite parts and some busier ones, great spot for lunch... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Dirty, noisy version of Balandro

This place was nasty. After visiting Balandro I wouldn't come within a mile of this beach. Not... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2017
Evan G
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
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“nice beach” (22 reviews)
“long beach” (9 reviews)
Km 7.5 Al Noroeaste de Pichilingue, La Paz 23000, Mexico
+52 612 122 8885
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great beach for families and couples, some quite parts and some busier ones, great spot for lunch wile the kids are playing on the beach and in the Ocean

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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

This place was nasty. After visiting Balandro I wouldn't come within a mile of this beach. Not nice in the slightest. Got there and turned around as soon as I saw it

Thank Evan G
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

This beach is just a few miles past Balandra. The water is clear and beautiful and better for swimming. There are a few restaurants and a kayak rental plus bathrooms. Some restaurants played loud music but it was still relaxing. Not crowded. We had fish...More

Thank meamobaja
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

This beach is not as nice as Balandra, nor is it as much visited. A narrower beach and a bit rocky in some parts but still lots of sandy areas to settle down. Water is warm and is fairly shallow for quite a ways so...More

Thank albertaannie_9
Reviewed 28 March 2017

This beach is about a 40 minute drive away from La Paz. The road is being worked on so there could be some delays. Also, there is a port near there so there are lots of big trucks speeding on the two lane road. One...More

Thank IntlTrainer
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We visited this beach Midweek during spring break time and saw maybe 15 people total, many of them Mexicanos on vacation. Calm water, soft sand and a few small restaurants are all that's here. I rented a jet ski for $35 for 1/2 hour and...More

1  Thank toyauto1
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

This is the place to go with your family when visiting La Paz. The beach is long and wide. Mexican families come here with their extended family to swim, play in the sand and enjoy the view. The water here felt warmer than on the...More

2  Thank creebol
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

It's such a peaceful place,take a walk,a swim in the clear blue water,enjoy the view from the restaurant,enjoying a beer and a coupke of ceviche tostadas,thwy have lots more good food,at very good prices,only 30 minutes from malecon on a tour bus.come and just enjoy...More

Thank Juan h
Reviewed 19 March 2017

It's best to come to this beach, in my opinion, before Easter week. Located about 45 minutes from La Paz, BCS, Tecolote Beach is not built up, soft sand, and has a beautiful view of Espritu Santo island. We've been here once a week since...More

Thank dennysew
Reviewed 10 March 2017

I've been all over Baja and this place is the real Baja experience. It's kind of funky. The construction is crude. The furniture is not fancy. But, it's a great Baja place. The service is extremely friendly and the food is as good as it...More

Thank Gary y Maria El... C
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Tara C
Hi Anna, I'm heading to La Paz this week and am looking for safe places to pitch my tent. Is El Tecolote Beach open for tents or is it an RV hangout?
8 February 2016|
Response from garymaravia | Reviewed this property |
Playa El Tecolote is popular with both RV's and tenters. It is safe as the campers and RVers tend to camp in close proximity to each other. It can get breezy on the beach but is beautiful. There are 4 restaurants on the... More
Carmen J
Hello, I read your post and you mentioned beautiful mountains and valleys. Can you recommend any hikes, mountain bike rides or any other things to do in the mountains? Thanks, Carmen
26 December 2015|
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Response from cal40xl | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. We spent all our time on the ocean.
If there a hotel on the beach or close by (not La Paz). Thanks.
28 October 2015|
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Response from James h | Reviewed this property |
No, there is no hotel nearby, other than going back towards La Paz to the Pichilingue harbor area or the Marina near Costa Baja. It is a 20 minute cab ride to a hotel, back towards La Paz.