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Rather disappointing

We visited Matanchen on a Monday morning. I had hoped for so much more than what we got. The... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2017
Nick C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
via mobile

You go driving on the road, then take a 90 degree turn, drive ahead another 200 ft. and suddenly... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2017
Dallas, Texas
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This beautiful bay lined with restaurants and sandy beaches is the best place to swim in San Blas.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
22 Jan 2017
“Rather disappointing”
9 Jan 2017
San Blas, Mexico
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Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

We visited Matanchen on a Monday morning. I had hoped for so much more than what we got. The previous weekend had clearly been a busy one with trash left behind. Everything just seemed dirty. With that said there are some spectacular views of the...More

Thank Nick C
Reviewed 9 January 2017

You go driving on the road, then take a 90 degree turn, drive ahead another 200 ft. and suddenly, behind some palm trees, in front of you, will see the beach and at that precise moment you will become speechless! This is a beautiful open...More

Thank jv145294
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Love coming here. Have to eat at Mr. Camaron. One of the best places to eat. A boardwalk is in the process of being built. Part of it is complete. Side walk to walk or ride bikes. A playground for children. Outdoor Exercise equipment. Lots...More

Thank Places2Enjoy
Reviewed 18 January 2016

An expansive, beautiful beach to enjoy. Never crowded with palapas to enjoy the shade. Our friends dogs enjoyed the surf and playing with others.

Thank Rdb44
Reviewed 3 October 2015

Lovely beach, very untouched by large resorts. You can experience the warm ocean, the waves, the sand and be undisturbed (except by some ATVs that come and go on this large beach, the beach is about 2 or 3 miles long). Come 5pm and you...More

Thank JERomeroR
Reviewed 18 March 2014

This is a great beach to go to for the day. There are a number of restaurants that will make you comfortable with food and hammocks and icy cold drinks. The surf is generally calm and the water is very shallow. Good place for kids...More

Thank Valerie S
Reviewed 21 February 2014

Lovely long fine sand beach, very flat. We stayed at Aticama B&B and had wonderful long walks on the beach every day. It was possible to walk to the town of Aticama on the beach, much shorter than walking the road.

1  Thank SeabeckHouse
Reviewed 22 July 2013

Matanchen Bay is famous as having the longest point break surf ride in the world...across the point at Las Islitas. Pack a lunch, take the bus home. Watching the green flash from the old Delfin is always a wonderful treat.

Thank Mn2Mx
Reviewed 3 January 2013

Wonderful place to walk and swim, breath in the fresh sea air and feel the sun.The place is mostly visited on weekends bu locals, very quiet most of the time without sellers working the beach.

Thank Andy S
Reviewed 4 June 2012

It's been a long time, since I spent 5 consecutive summers in San Blas, Mexico (69-74) , but I have some intense memories. At that time, the right hand breaking wave at Matanchen Bay, was considered the longest wave on the planet, billed as the...More

6  Thank mrm565
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