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Address: Mazatlan, Mexico
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This one-mile stretch of beach is not recommended for swimming, but more...

This one-mile stretch of beach is not recommended for swimming, but more for walks on its soft sand.

 

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a classic old school beach

Playa Norte is our favorite beach destination. It was "the place" before the Golden Zone and still retains it's charm. Backed by hotels, the beach is long and easy going. There... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Dave B
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Mazatlan, Mexico
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Mazatlan, Mexico
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28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Playa Norte is our favorite beach destination. It was "the place" before the Golden Zone and still retains it's charm. Backed by hotels, the beach is long and easy going. There are an abundance of places on the beach to eat, sun and people watch. Sunday is our favorite to mix with local families enjoying the day off.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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26 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Nice to walk by, but this is where the fishermen all come in. Not the place to stay and suntan, or swim at.

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Thank Britanny C
Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

A great place to go and get some photos. Nice beach but not a water beach, stay on the sand and enjoy the weather. I'm looking forward to this becoming a destination stop because the potential is there.

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Langley City, British Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

Great photo opportunities. Not swimming beaches, but beautiful scenery to look at! Great atmosphere and views of city will be better after the gas plant pollution cleared up .

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Kelowna, Canada
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2015

I love Mazatlan but on playa norte I saw lots of garbage including a syringe and many razors. Do not swim here.

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Thank Bob5440
Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2012

This is a nice beach with clean water. However, we had a camera snatched while I sat next to it on the beach. The locals and police were extremely helpful, and the thief was caught and our camera returned! The thief was not from Mazatlan. The barrio in which the beach is located is full of hard-working families who want... More 

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Thank Caroline E
Mazatlan, Mexico
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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2011

Mazatlecos flock to this beach on weekends,when it is filled with family groups, running children and games. There is a kiddie playground next door, and to the south of that there's a stretch of sand where the close-in fishermen line up their pangas after they bring in the morning's catch. Not a relaxing beach experience.

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