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Playa Sábalo

by Brent May

Mazatlán, the cosmopolitan coastal city nestled on Mexico’s Pacific shoreline, is renowned for its many beaches, Malecon, vibrant culture, and rich history. Among the city’s many picturesque coastal gems, Playa Sábalo stands out as a favorite among locals and tourists. Situated north of the Zona Dorada, this beach offers visitors an array of water activities, great views, and an opportunity to relax.

Playa Sábalo’s prime location at the beginning of the Golden Zone, makes it easily accessible for a day or afternoon at the beach. Located north of Playa Gaviotas and nestled within the city’s hotel zone, it stretches for approximately 2 kilometers long. This stunning stretch of coastline is characterized by its inviting waters sheltered by the islands, making it a prime spot for swimming and various water-based activities like sailing, water skiing, parasailing and taking a ride on the banana boat. Waters are usually calm for swimming making it an attractive option for families. It is a soft slope. The waves can also rise making it a great place for surfers.

For those who appreciate long walks on the beach, Playa Sábalo is the perfect spot. The firm sand provides an excellent surface for extended walks. There are great restaurants and beachside bars to reward yourself with a refreshing drink after your long walk.

Playa Sábalo can become crowded during peak tourist seasons. Despite the crowds, it retains its charm, offering an ideal setting for a day at the beach. There’s always a serene spot to claim for sunbathing, swimming, or simply strolling along the sandy shore. Even in the evening, the beach offers a perfect opportunity for couples to take a romantic stroll along the shoreline, taking in the amazing sunset and views of the Pacific.

A must-visit beach for anyone exploring the coastal living lifestyle of cosmopolitan Mazatlán, Playa Sabolo offers a great day of natural beauty and recreational activities.

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