Welcome to "Perla del pacifico"
Discover Mazatlan, a
beach resort with tourist activities that
will make your vacation unique and fun, as it is one of the most important
ports dedicated to tourism at a national level due to its warm climate, its
people, its rich natural treasures, the world's longest boardwalk, the second
highest natural lighthouse in the world, the most delicious seafood in the
world earning it the title of " Shrimp Capital". You will also find interesting museums, historical monuments, historical or
magical towns, the most important aquarium in
northwest Mexico, and countless other things to discover during your trip to
Mazatlan that will make trip unforgettable. Find deals and packages for a
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This magical city was
founded in 1531 by a small group of Spanish conquistadors led by Nuno Beltran
de Guzman, although the indigenous tribe of the Totorames inhabited Mazatlan in
antiquity. Upon settling the port, the over dominant attitude of the invaders
caused discontent among the natives that resulted in a great battle that was
eventually won by the Spaniards. The conquerors considering the battle a big win;
large plots were distributed after the victory, thus becoming the first
residents of Mazatlan.
"Mazatlan" is of Nahuatl origen, "Mazatl" which means deer,
"Tlan" meaning earth, place or site. Better known as "Land of
deer". Among the activities that were carried out include agriculture,
fishing, and hunting, although over time the city has been industrializing, and
presenting progress mainly in the service sector, such as the hospitality;
being this last activity very characteristic of Mazatlan and well-known at
national and international level.
The municipality of
Mazatlan is located in the Southern part of Sinaloa, 488 kilometers Northwest
of Guadalajara, Jalisco; 315 kilometers south west of Durango, Durango and 218
kilometers south of Culiacan, Sinaloa on the Pacific coast, 21 kilometers south
of the Tropic of Cancer, 2 meters 50 cm. above the sea level. Its territory
covers and area of 3,068.48 km2 generally flat
terrain with the exception of slopes by the Bay.
is characterized by a rainy semi-humid tropical climate with an annual average
temperature of 26° Celsius with an average of 300 sunny days per year. Summers
are hot and humid with temperatures that can exceed 36 degree Celsius and warm
and dry winters with temperatures dropping to 10 to 12 degrees Celsius.
Most of the inhabitants of Mazatlan live off tourism and fishing, as
these two are the main industrial activities that generate the greatest
economic income in Mazatlan. Its´ fishing fleet is the second largest in
Mexico. Among the most processed products from the sea include tuna and shrimp.
The mazatleca gastronomy is of high quality due to the freshness and quality of
its products; in addition, the city has two electric power plants, the original
headquarters of the Pacific brewery, a coffee factory and numerous hotels and
restaurants of highly recognized world chains.
Welcome to Mazatlan,
where you can contemplate a pleasant atmosphere with large constructions of
neo-classical tropical style that characterizes the historical center. The
culture of the city is very varied, but it is so interesting that you will learn
everything with just having fun.
Relive the history and admire the architecture and culture
of the historic center of Mazatlan. Dare to explore every nook and cranny
including shops, restaurants and outdoor cafés surrounded by XIX century
buildings. Upon setting foot in "Old Mazatlan", you will have
many interesting places to visit just a few steps away like: hotels, banks,
museums and galleries art, municipal market and the majestic Angela Peralta
Theater, the oldest and most recognized theater in Mazatlan.
Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral
In ancient cities of Mexico the cathedrals was considered as
the most important building as it was a symbol of social, ecclesiastical and
economic power of the community. Its construction started in 1856 and ended in
Its was started to build on the initiative of Pedro Loza and
Pardavé Obisto and later resumed by the priest Miguel Lacarra. It is
characterized by its architecture of Gothic influence abroad. Its three bodies
showcase gothic and neoclassical design on its facade.
Mazatlan is a city where music and art plays an important
role in the lives of its inhabitants. Every year various institutions such as
schools, independent groups, foreign groups and specialized groups such as Cultura
Mazatlan present their unique plays and original musical pieces, as well as
foreign works in one of the two theaters available in town. Discover the
mazatleco talent and let your imagination fly attending theatrical
Discover the talent of the people of Mazatlan as well the story
and history of Mazatlan through the art pieces displayed in the museums in the
Historic Center of Mazatlan.
Find unique and irreplaceable pieces, stories and books of
yesteryear that will take you to the past, amazing paintings, sculptures,
handicrafts and much more...
Anual Events and Festivals
Attend the best festivals and annual events in Mazatlan, a
picturesque city, full of history and traditional celebrations held on the
shores of its crystalline, golden beaches.
Thousands of tourists arrive to the port from all over the
world to enjoy their favorite celebrations; one of the most famous is the Mazatlan
carnival, being enlivened by fun floats decorated by its inhabitants.
Mazatlan specialty dishes are based on seafood and fish
recipes with innovative combinations from the 5 continents, enriching the local
flavors, that have withstanded time.
Enjoy a delicious ceviche, exquisite shrimp and fish,
Mexican cuisine, even international food. Without doubt a unique attraction of
the city is its gastronomy.
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The city of Mazatlan is home to famous personalities such as
Don Cruz Lizárraga, Pedro Infante, Francisco Javier Rodríguez Pinedo, José
Ángel Espinoza "Ferrusquilla", Lorena Herrera, Ramón Rubín Rivas,
Sara Ramírez among others. Learn something of its history and trajectory; the
city of Mazatlan is a place full of surprises.
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and dare to climb The lighthouse atop mount Creston, with a height of 157
meters approximately above sea level, where at the top you can admire on the
horizon much of the whole city of Mazatlan and the Pacific Ocean.
The Mazatlan lighthouse is
considered the highest natural lighthouse in the world and has been operating
since the beginning of the 19th century, we recommend you wear sports clothes
and comfortable shoes if you plan to visit it.
The Three Islands
From the avenida del mar, along the whole boardwalk
you can admire the three islands, declared biosphere reserve and currently home
to migratory birds and other species. Their names are Bird Island, Deer Island and
Deer Island is the only one to which you
have free access where you will also find a small restaurant and a safe and
crystalline beach area, can be reached by means of catamaran, small boats or
unforgettable day at the beach in the beautiful crystalline sea of the city of Mazatlan;
you have many options to choose from according to your needs and your
companions. The most popular areas are:
High Waves (Olas Altas), The Pines, North Beach, Gaviotas
Beach, Shrimp Beach, Cerritos, Brujas, Stone Island and Deer Island beach.
Enjoy Mazatlan's Beaches!
Visit the best places and enjoy fun activities in Mazatlan, Sinaloa. With its
own baseball stadium, the aquarium, the boardwalk, a beautiful historical
center, the golden zone, the great number of beaches and excellent gastronomic
offers are all awaiting your arrival. The inhabitants will make you and your
family welcome so you can have the best vacations of your life or the most
relaxing business trip.