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Early Morning Only

There is only one thing that distinguishes Playa Norte. It is where the little fishing boats come... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2016
Chuck B
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Steilacoom, Washington
a classic old school beach

Playa Norte is our favorite beach destination. It was "the place" before the Golden Zone and still... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2016
Dave B
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Mazatlan, Mexico
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This one-mile stretch of beach is not recommended for swimming, but more for walks on its soft sand.
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good16%
  • Average51%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible8%
22 Dec 2016
“Early Morning Only”
7 Dec 2016
“a classic old school beach”
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Mazatlan, Mexico
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Reviewed 22 December 2016

There is only one thing that distinguishes Playa Norte. It is where the little fishing boats come in. The guys clean (and directly sell) fish, and the best sight is all the pelicans begging scraps. Amazing how ungainly they are on land as opposed to...More

Thank Chuck B
Reviewed 8 December 2016

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....More

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 22 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.

Thank Britanny C
Reviewed 12 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.

Thank sparrow2027
Reviewed 17 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 .

Thank lilaroy99
Reviewed 16 January 2015

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

Thank Bob5440
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....More

Thank Caroline E
Reviewed 30 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...More

Thank jacmaz
Reviewed 10 October 2016
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Reviewed 23 August 2016
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