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Not Worth the Drive

While this stretch of beach is pretty it's not taken care of hence, stuff washed up, no services... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
via mobile
best snorkelling beach in the area

I love this beach and even more so now it is open to the public again. great swimming always for... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Daniel P
Melaque, Mexico
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Picturesque beach featured in the movie "McHale's Navy."
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good27%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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Barra de Navidad, Mexico
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

While this stretch of beach is pretty it's not taken care of hence, stuff washed up, no services. Waves were rough as well. Not much attraction. We stayed 5 minutes.

Thank parpaced
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I love this beach and even more so now it is open to the public again. great swimming always for the kids and good snorkelling too. Just watch out at certain times of year for the sall sting rays which come into the bay to...More

1  Thank Daniel P
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

We absolutely loved this small beach! Boogie boarding was easy and the town just feels safe. Would highly recommend staying here.

Thank Blondie01columbus
Reviewed 21 March 2017

This is a beach in transition. After a prolonged dispute over access to the beach, the public is now free to enjoy this beautiful beach. Unfortunately there are very limited services available. We stopped in during a boat tour and brought our own food and...More

Thank KevinFromCanada
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Beach wasn't what I expected. Quite small... a little rocky... some garbage around. But the snorkling off to the sides of the beach was quite excellent. Many varieties of fish to see. We hired a boat from Barra and he took us to this beach......More

Thank PB8080
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Was taken here because it is one of the only places to snorkel in the area. It was closed for a number of years and is just starting to allow visitors again. There are no services. It is wild and beautiful. Bring your own everything.

1  Thank Jennifer T
Reviewed 5 March 2017

I hope the people of the town can go back to put all of his traditional restaurants and small hotels, unfortunately some body kicks out this people suppose the las Governor of Jalisco try to stole his lands I don't know but what ever they...More

Thank Agustin M
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Tenacatita is a great anchorage for boaters. Good swimming and other water sports. Jungle trip at far end a must. Careful with beach landing. Snotty hotel dont like cruisers. Get real. Charming town taxi ride away. Lovely long curved beach .

Thank Margaret T
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Tenacatita has changed over the years. My first visit was in 2007 when a local from Barra de Navidad told me he would take my wife and me to the most beautiful beach. He wasn't kidding. Back then there used to be a number of...More

Thank vancan
Reviewed 23 December 2016

One of the best beaches I have ever been too. You can rent an umbrella for 100 peso's. A nice young man will also bring you beer and meals. If you prefer, you can also bring your umbrella (necessary), food and drinks. The beaches and...More

4  Thank 490LindaB131
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Alan W
20 January 2017|
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30 kilometers (18 miles) south of Melaque.