Pacific Coast Colonial City Right On The Beach

Mazatlan Mexico
Photo credit: D Guisinger (Flickr)

Mazatlan is set on Mexico´s Pacific Coast and loving known as the Pearl of the Pacific. Mazatlan is the only Mexican colonial city directly on the beach and boast the longest boardwalk in Latina America called the Malecon. The boardwalk run along the 11 miles of soft golden sandy beach. Mazatlan is not a newcomer as a vacation destination. It’s been the favorite spot for many visitors since the 1940s due to it’s rich history and culture – not forgetting the beautiful ocean and amazing blue lagoons. Visitors to Mazatlan will find hotels for any budget along the Zona Dorada ranging from small affordable hotels to luxury all inclusive resorts.

Mazatlan has so much to offer including a variety of museums and interesting local sightseeing spots. The most famous sightseeing activities in Mazatlan are The Lighthouse, The Cathedral and the Cliff Divers. The Lighthouse is the second highest in the world (after the lighthouse in Gibraltar) built on a natural setting. Put on your walking shoes and check it out. It takes approximately 30 minutes to walk up the lighthouse from where you can enjoy the spectacular views of the Mazatlan Bay. Located right in the heart of Mazatlan is the majestic Cathedral with beautiful architecture and unique details. This is a must see when your in Mazatlan – if only for a little bit.

Local divers perform the dangerous feat of diving from the highest point at the Sanchez Taboada esplanade into shallow waters (8.20 feet deep). They have to time their dives just perfect to gain a few extra inches of depth. Their show runs most of the day and into the night, where they will finish up the show diving into the water holding flaming torches. The divers do all this for free and make their living from the tips given by the spectators.

There are many outdoor activities to enjoy for those who are looking for an active holiday in Mazatlan. There’s a whole array of water sports activities, fishing, golfing, biking and ATV rentals.

The most important touristic event of the year is its annual Carnival in Mazatlan. The Carnival is held during the five days prior to Ash Wednesday in February. The Carnival in Mazatlan is the third largest in the world right after the carnivals in Rio de Janeiro and New Orleans.

Mazatlan is one of the top vacation destinations in Mexico no matter what kind of vacation you are looking for.

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Top Recommended Hotels in Mazatlan

  • Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay
  • Riu Emerald Bay Hotel Mazatlan
  • El Cid Marina Beach Hotel
  • Hotel Playa Mazatlan
  • Emporio Mazatlan
  • Mayan Palace Mazatlan
  • The Palms Resort Of Mazatlan
  • La Siesta Hotel Mazatlan
  • Luna Palace Suites Mazatlan
  • Costa de Oro Hotel Mazatlan
  • Crowne Plaza Resort Mazatlan

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