Playa las Gaviotas#13 in Best Things To Do in Mazatlan
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You'll probably hear this popular beach before you see it: At any time of the day the sounds of vacationers laughing and talking echo off the 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. Recent visitors praised the beauty and cleanliness of the beach and appreciate the variety of activities.
As you can imagine, Playa las Gaviotas' constant activity is either loved or hated by visitors. This is definitely the spot for lively fun in the sun for all ages, as the waves are relatively calm, according to recent beach bums. For a little more seclusion try Playa Olas Altas, just off Old Mazatlán at the end of the Malecón.
You can visit Playa Las Gaviotas daily for free.
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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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