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Playa Cerritos


by Brent May

Playa Cerritos

The stunning, intense blue of its waters, gentle waves, golden sand, magnificent sunsets and peaceful setting make Cerritos Beach in Mazatlán the ideal place to experience unforgettable moments. As soon as you set foot on the beach, you’ll be greeted by a breathtaking view that seems to stretch on forever.

Set out for a long walk from the center of town to Cerritos and have lunch along the beach. Or come and spend the day. Whether you want to spend some time relaxing, reading a book, hanging out with friends or doing some kind of activity, you’ll find a lovely atmosphere at Cerritos.

Playa Cerritos is located north of the coast and is the last section of the Mazatlán coastline. It borders Playa Brujas; they are separated by a hill. This beautiful beach is just 20 minutes from the center and 5 minutes from la Zona Dorada.

Playa Cerritos

This is one the more tranquil, less crowded beaches in Mazatlán. Wide and long, people especially enjoy walking along its 5-kilometer stretch. It is open sea and some days there are strong waves. You will see the red flags for days when you should not venture out. But, Cerritos also has calm waters thanks to the rocky inlet that forms small, protected natural pools.

Playa Cerritos Mazatlán

It is a good destination for sport fishing for marlin and swordfish. It is said to be the best shore fishing spot in Mazatlán. Surfers gather towards the north end of the beach. Watch the fishermen come in with their fresh catch. Visit the shops along the beach. You can find activities like boogie boarding or parachuting behind a boat.

You’ll also find an array of beachside eateries, traditional and inexpensive. Treat yourself to mouthwatering seafood dishes, freshly grilled shrimp skewers, or the ever-popular fish tacos. Wash it all down with a refreshing cocktail, and voila! You’ve got the perfect recipe for beachside bliss.

Plan a visit to this incredible beach. It’s the perfect destination for both relaxation and excitement, Playa Cerritos Beach offers something for everyone. So grab your sunscreen, put on your favorite beach hat, and dive into the fun.



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