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Las Pocitas Beach, Mancora

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Relax at Las Pocitas Beach, a secluded white sand beach featuring naturally formed pools between its boulders. Stroll on the warm sand and enjoy the quiet atmosphere, collect seashells, and try to spot the many birds, turtles, sea lions, and migrating whales that frequent the area. Sunbathe or relax and watch the fish in the pools; if you do go swimming, exercise caution negotiating the rocky floor. Calmer and less crowded than other Mancora beaches, this makes a nice spot for a picnic, beach sports, snapping photos, or just unwinding. See Las Pocitas Beach and all Mancora has to offer by arranging your trip with our Mancora travel itinerary maker.
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  • The beach is clean, quiet and there aren't many people. It is not so deep, i.e. you touch ground all the time. There are parts in the sea where the ground is not level but if you have care where step on, all right. There are rows of rocks along the sea forming the pocitas but there are gaps between the rocks which allow you to enter more sea. It is an ideal place if you want to relax and sunbathe. I do not recommend it if you want to dive and swim on the beach but very good if only you like a dip and cool off or walk along the sea shore. Most used transport is located 10 minutes approximately from the town of Mancora in moto (, costs between 5-8 Suns). PS: it is winter during these months (July-September), but it is also a time of whale watching. From my hotel room, I could see a small whale jumping.
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  • the rich water... but it is windy... the sand hit hard. It wasn't one of my best afternoons on the beach.
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  • Very well managed, comfortable and with very good quality of service. The facilities are complete, the beach is in very good condition.
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Where to stay in Mancora

Lining the beach in Mancora, you can find resorts of various types, with exclusive and plush options sitting along some more basic and budget-friendly options. Back from the beach, a few surfer shacks and hostels provide even more affordable accommodations. Simple hotels and guesthouses provide comfortable rooms and a smattering of services and facilities on the side streets and the main thoroughfare.
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