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Beaches, Free, Recreation Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend


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This beach is said to have been a favorite spot among witches to perform their rituals, hence its current name (brujas means "witches" in Spanish). Today, the beach is popular with water sports fans, especially surfers who love big waves. This is also a less crowded beach, so you’ll have more room to spread out. Recent visitors say they love Playa Bruja’s beauty, but caution that swimming can be dangerous because of a sometimes tricky undertow. Therefore, be careful when taking a dip in the water and make sure there's a lifeguard on duty before you go in.

Playa Brujas is located at the northern end of Mazatlán, approximately 10 miles north of Old Mazatlán. The relatively secluded beach is open 24/7, but lifeguards are not always on duty.

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#1 Old Mazatlán

Some of Mazatlán's most beloved sights (such as the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception) are centered in Old Mazatlán. You won't need to make a special effort to enjoy this part of town, but you can rest assured that you'll spend plenty of time there. And if you only have one day in the area, this is where travelers suggest you come. 

You should come hungry. You'll have plenty of food options from restaurants to a market where you can buy produce and tamales to taco stands. Walk off your meal with a tour of the Teatro Angela Peralta opera house or a stroll along the Malecón.

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