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Top Beaches in Mazatlan

By Viator, March 2018

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One of Mazatlan's main attractions are its phenomenal beaches. Whether you’re in the city and just want a quick dip in the ocean, or you're out in the countryside exploring all the best day trips from Mazatlan, there are some world-class beach spots that will pique your interest. Miles of coastal beaches line Mazatlan and its surrounding landscape, so you'll have a selection. Here's a quick breakdown of some of Mazatlan's best beaches.

Best Beach for Surfing
Mazatlan's best beach to catch waves is undoubtedly Playa Bruja (Witch Beach) located just North of the city. Here you'll find waves that regularly reach 8-10 feet high from a gently breaking left. Didn't bring your surfboard? No problem. You'll find vendors there allowing you to rent one. This beach is also a good stop for anyone looking to get out of the sometimes crowded beach scene. Body boards are also available for rental, and chances are you'll likely spot some amazing body boarders out in the water when you visit. Get here by taking a bus or taxi to the north end of Zona Dorada.

Most Popular Beach
Mazatland has many popular beaches, but Playa Sabalo and the adjacent Beach Cerritos are probably the most popular. They’re both located in the northern end of the city. Playa Sabalo begins at the north end of Zona Dorada (Golden Zone) and the water is calm and warm. If you're looking to get out on the water and try your hand at jetskiing, sailing, parasailing, or any one of a number of great water activities, these two beaches are where to do it. 

Best All-Around Beach 
No beach list would be complete without mentioning Stone Island. With only 4000 permanent inhabitants, Stone Island makes for a perfect beach escape. The five minute ferry ride cuts down on a lot of traffic, and there is enough of a population here to support amenities. You'll enjoy the view of the Mazatlan cityscape, the beach bungalows, and the random wandering mariachis. You can also rent snorkels, boats, ATVs, and tour guides of the island – thus making Stone Island a great day trip in and of itself.

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Private Catamaran Bay and Island Snorkel Adventure in Mazatlan, Mazatlan, null
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Private Catamaran Bay and Island Snorkel Adventure in Mazatlan

Capturing the very essence of the bay of Mazatlan, this tour is a marine adventure to be enjoyed by all! During this 5 hr expedition you will enjoy great ...  Read more

Location: Mazatlán, Mexico
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $995.00
Mazatlan City Sightseeing Tour with Shopping Time and Lunch, Mazatlan, Catamaran Cruises
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Mazatlan City Sightseeing Tour with Shopping Time and Lunch

4.5 star rating: Recommended 13 Reviews

This tour will show you the flavors of Mazatlán: highlights, shopping, beaches and shrimp. You will enjoy the main highlights of the Old Mazatlán by ...  Read more

Location: Mazatlan, Mexico
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $29.99
Kayak by the river, Mazatlan, City Tours
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Kayak by the river

A 5 hour tour where you will experience a fun scenic ride by the Presidio River. Such ride lasts approximately 90 minutes through a 12 km ride. Includes: ...  Read more

Location: Mazatlán, Mexico
Duration: 4 to 5 hrs

From USD $80.00
Private Catamaran Sunset Cruise, Mazatlan, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Private Catamaran Sunset Cruise

Mazatlan sunsets are some of the best in the world, enjoy a relaxing cruise through the bay of Mazatlan on board a comfortable Sail Catamaran only for you and ...  Read more

Location: Mazatlán, Mexico
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $849.99
Sunset Cruise in Mazatlan, Mazatlan, Sunset Cruises
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Sunset Cruise in Mazatlan

4 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

Capture a romantic moment under a spectacular sunset as you sail in Mazatlan! Enjoy the beauty of the blue water and brilliantly colored sky as you cruise ...  Read more

Location: Mazatlan, Mexico
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $48.00
Mazatlan Swim with Dolphins in the Wild, Mazatlan, Sunset Cruises
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Mazatlan Swim with Dolphins in the Wild

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Have an experience of a lifetime swimming with dolphins in their natural habitat! Take part in an authentic research expedition guided by experienced marine ...  Read more

Location: Mazatlán, Mexico
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $119.00

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