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Playa Olas Altas

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Address: Mazatlan, Mexico

The nearest beach to the cruise terminal.

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The beach below the Malecon

It's the downtown beach. Easy to get to, and easy to enjoy. Many restaurants as well as quiet spots to laze, enjoy the sun and the sunsets!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Jean B
Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
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Ensenada, Mexico
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was approached by at least 30 different vendors that are walking around trying to sell you some crap on the beach. I will never go back.....

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Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's the downtown beach. Easy to get to, and easy to enjoy. Many restaurants as well as quiet spots to laze, enjoy the sun and the sunsets!

Thank Jean B
Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Olas Atlas beach is overlooked by some travellers given its small size nestled between rocky shores and location south of downtown. The divers entertain for tips just north of the beach, and it's a real local hangout along the Malecon there with lots of street food. It was quite overcast during our last visit, but we unexpectedly ended up seeing... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

It is lovely to walk along the malecon (sidewalk along the beach). Colorful shrimp fishing boats sit on the sand. If you arrive early you can buy shrimp freshly caught. There are talapa restaurants right on the beach and interesting side. streets. And always, good open air restaurants ...

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Jordan, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Great beach without vendors. A great place to meet locals as well. Many stores nearby to get beach snacks and drinks. Also had a pool area on the north end for more protected swimming.

Thank Lois B
Brewster, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

The coast has beautiful, exciting loud waves rolling in! You can walk the entire beach without interuption!

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Stony Plain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Interesting area to walk around. Lots of nice cafes, shops & restaurants. Beach is beautiful. We always make at least one trip there during our visits to Mazatlan.

Thank debcarson
Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Spend the day strolling and people watching. Have a cold beer and a delicious meal at one of the local restaurants. Fun!

Thank Ute G
Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Love the area, so close to town if you're staying in old mazatlan. Easy to get to, restaurants directly across from waterfront and looney bean coffee shop with treats. Can be bit rough waters, but great for suntanning with view and amenities near you.

Thank Britanny C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Olas Altas! Full history and wonderful view. I had been here many times. It is the best location to enjoy Mazatlan's incomparable sunsets. On the weekends this area is full of attractions and local vendors. Two blocks downs you will find The German old town and amazing restaurant to make that evening special. I will be back! MD

Thank MichaelDergar

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