Playa las Gaviotas
- Type: Beaches, Recreation
- Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
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You'll probably hear this popular beach before you see it: At any time of the day the sounds of Top-40 tunes are practically vibrating off its sands. Or the sound of vendors strolling along, hawking everything from jewelry to CDs. Welcome to Playa las Gaviotas -- the worst-kept secret of Mazatlán.
As you can imagine, Playa las Gaviotas' constant activity is either loved or hated by recent visitors. Beachcombers who love activity gushed to Virtual Tourist about the variety of watersports available to try. But more reserved vacationers recall: "There wasn't more than 2 minutes when someone was peddling us something … It was horrible, couldn't read a single page in my book because they would not move until you acknowledged them." It's true that peace and quiet is nonexistent here (especially as this beach flanks the hotels of Zona Dorada). For a little more seclusion try Playa Olas Altas, just off Old Mazatlán at the end of the Malecón.
Nearby Things To Do
Malecón<0.5 miles away
Mazatlán Aquarium2.2 miles away
Basilica of the Immaculate Conception3.6 miles away
Pueblo Bonito Mazatlan1.4 miles away
El Cid Marina Beach Hotel<0.5 miles away
Mayan Palace, Mazatlan3.1 miles away