Tourist guide to Mazatlan

Beach in Mazatlan

Beach in Mazatlan ©Wonderlane/Flick

Mazatlán is a Mexican city in Sinaloa. Equipped with a shoreline surrounded with beautiful islands, this city is known as the “Pearl of the Pacific”. Usually when you plan a vacation, you must make a decision between sun and beach or culture and history. Mazatlan offers both.

In the Golden Zone, an area developed in the 1960s, you will find most of the major hotels, shops, bars and restaurants scattered along the idyllic beaches, in the Old Mazatlan or the Historico Centro (Historic Center), you will find markets, cafes and churches. We offer you a short tourist guide to Mazatlan and you can plan a perfect vacation here.

European immigrants brought their traditions in this town, especially a particular musical genre, which has become a brand in Sinaloa. The locals of the city are fun, friendly and helpful. The famous Carnaval Mazatlan is rivaled in Mexic by only the by the Festival of Veracruz.

The spectacular architecture of the city

Mazatlan is proud of its architecture from the nineteenth century in the central area. Imagine an architectural combination of the pastel colors palette in Miami Beach with wrought iron balconies and the apathetic courtyards of New Orleans.

Church in Mazatlan

Church in Mazatlan ©Renee Silverman/Flick

The beaches of Mazatlan

OLAS Atlas is the beach of Mazatlan and is located in the south of the city, a few meters from the historic center. At the promenade section you can see many monuments, such as the El Venado, a statue of a deer with reference to the etymology of the name of the city, the Monument of Pedro Infante, the Mazatleca Woman Monument.

The North Beach is located in the downtown area. Here you can find the Fisherman’s Monument. Playa Sabalo is situated in the north of the city, Playa Cerritos is an extension of Playa Sabalo and the Sandy Dolphin is located in the north of the tourist area of the city.

Beach in Mazatlan

Beach in Mazatlan ©Wonderlane/Flick

Traveling to Mazatlan

There are many ways to get to Mazatlan: highways, an international airport or a ship. The city has  an international airport – General Rafael Buelna International Airport, known as Mazatlán International Airport. It receives international travel from: Dallas / Ft. Worth, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Houston, South Shore Harbor, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, Denver, Minneapolis, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, Toronto – Pearson, Vancouver and Winnipeg.

The city of Mazatlan from air

The city of Mazatlan from air ©TravelingOtter/Flick

Accommodation and food

Once you arrive to the city of Mazatlan, you will be able to choose your accommodation from small family hotels to luxury properties in Zona Dorada. Gourmets will enjoy a variety of restaurants, from rustic huts on the beach to romantic courtyards. Shrimps are prepared by local chefs in many ways.


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