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Address: San Blas, Mexico
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This beautiful bay lined with restaurants and sandy beaches is the best...

This beautiful bay lined with restaurants and sandy beaches is the best place to swim in San Blas.

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Speechless!

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... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2017
jv145294
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Dallas, Texas
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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127 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
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 mountains as you walk along the beach which is quite wide and long. We were... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 bay with a very smooth slope and wide sandy area. The beach area is not... More 

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Modesto, California
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 of fun. safe as well.

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Thank Places2Enjoy
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Rdb44
Mexico City
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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 realize why this place hasn't been developed. There are clouds of mosquitoes that will eat... More 

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Grand Bahama Island
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64 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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 to play.

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Thank Valerie S
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47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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.

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Northern Minnesota
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96 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
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.

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San Blas, Mexico
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Andy S
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 longest ride anywhere. I had the pleasure of catching it in that condition, for an... More 

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