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Sightseeing Attractions | Day Trips | Tours
Centro Historico Walking Tour and Map
Cruise Ships and Excursions
DRINKING • DINING REVIEWS
Bars | Coffee | Juice Bars
Street Food Carts!
PERFORMANCE ART • EVENTS
Theater, Movies and Concert Calendar
Mazatlan Venados 2014 Games
Mazatlan Carnaval 2015
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES • EXERCISE
Beaches | Water Sports | Fishing
Golf Courses - Driving Ranges
Health Clubs, Sports, Yoga
Bike Rental, Repair, Sales
STORES • SHOPS • SERVICES
Art Galleries | Jewelers
Spas, Salons and Beauty
Veterinarians and Animal Welfare
Real Estate Guide and MLS
TRAVEL LOGISTICS • LODGING
Mazatlan Travel Tips and FAQ
Hotels, Resorts, B&Bs and RV parks
Airport and Airline Flights to Mazatlan
Car Rental | Taxis | Buses
Auto Service and Repair
WiFi Internet and Phone
Banks and ATMs
Maps of Mazatlan and Sinaloa
Mexico Federal Highway 40 / 40D to Durango
HEALTH CARE • MEDICINE • MEDICAL SUPPLIES
Medical Care, Doctors, Dentists, Pharmacies
EMS and Emergency Services Information
HISTORY • CULTURE • CURRENT EVENTS
History of Mazatlan | History of Sinaloa State
Churches in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico
Daily Mazatlan News in English
Mazatlán Travel Guide 2014
Your best recommended Mazatlán information resource
Whether you are looking for the best vacation sightseeing; reviews of recommended restaurants; the best bars; resorts and hotels; Mazatlan day trips and tours; looking for maps; visiting for sportfishing; shopping for groceries or shopping for real estate -- let us guide you to the most complete and inclusive Mazatlan tourist information available online.
The foundation of Mazatlan's popularity with travelers and tourists for over 70 years is based upon the blessings of geography.
Our city is located on the Pacific Ocean at the lush western edge of the Sierra Madre mountains, and its latitude -- virtually identical to that of Kauai Island in Hawaii -- marks the start of the Mexican Tropics.
Latitude 23° makes Mazatlan both the perfect year-round seaside Mexico beach destination and the ideal travel portal to day trip explorations of the rustic communities and Pueblo Magico of Rural Sinaloa, south along Mexico's lush Pacific coast, and inland to Durango.
Video tour of Mazatlán from Turismo Sinaloa
A world vacation destination since the 1940s
Since the 1940s Mazatlan has been a favorite vacation and retirement destination for countless Canadians, Americans, Europeans and Mexicans who have found in its sophisticated yet laid back atmosphere why Maz is called The Pearl of The Pacific.
Travel to our city engages all of the senses: the beautiful sights and sightseeing; the great music, concerts and the sounds of some of the best theater in Mexico; the feel of soft sea breezes; the smell of the ocean and, of course, the exquisite flavors of our cuisine -- particularly our seafood, which is unsurpassed anywhere in Mexico -- that mixes an increasingly diverse selection of world and fusion restaurants, cafés and bistros.
A Historic Colonial City on The Beach
The best Mazatlan beaches -- and their majestic waves -- draw visitors from around the world.
But Mazatlan is far more than just pretty beaches, and international tourists long-ago let their experienced travel instincts guide them to the unique combination of beach vacation entertainment and cultural activities that Mazatlan offers.
These international travelers visit annually to play on the beaches of Nuevo Mazatlan and Golden Zone hotels -- knowing that just minutes distant in the Centro Historico they can enjoy sophisticated art galleries, delicious gourmet restaurants and modern shops that sell handmade artisan crafts and Sinaloa art.
Experience the Centro Historico Renaissance
The Centro Historico perfectly encapsulates the Mazatlan Renaissance.
Within a fantastic maze of of cobbled streets and hauntingly beautiful post-colonial 1800s buildings that is home to our magnificent Basilica, an ever-increasing number of entrepreneurs and homeowners have restored grand historic structures and have created businesses that reflect this New Mazatlan sensibility.
These new restaurants, bars, cafés, art galleries and artists studios express the sensibilities of the countries of origin of their owners -- which is often not Mexico -- and that reflect a true international fusion of culture and artistic taste.
Download a free self-guided Centro Historico Walking Tour map!
The combination of the old and the new; the sacred and the sensual; quintessentially Mexican culture and the contributions from cultures of residents hailing from countries all over the globe has created something truly unique: a historic Mexican city with a magnificent post-colonial 1800s central district and deep traditions that is directly adjacent to a spectacular Malecon -- miles of wonderful beaches -- and the fruits of the infusion of foreign ideas and international sophistication.
A few great things to do on vacation in Mazatlán
• Visit the Plaza Machado in the Centro Historico at night and catch a performance at the gorgeous restored 19th Century Teatro Ángela Peralta.
• Enjoy a sunset or after-theater meal at one of the many gourmet restaurants in the Centro Historico -- or take a pulmonia taxi and let him guide you to anywhere you want and dine, on whatever type of food you dream of!
• Take a walking tour of the Centro Historico during the day and visit Mazatlan’s delightful museums -- or go shopping in the many new boutique shops and art galleries!
• Walk the Malecon in the morning -- or just before sunset -- and enjoy some of the best people watching anywhere!
• Go to the Theater! Mazatlan has a vibrant theater scene, and as a result of the efforts of Cultura Mazatlan, every year The Pearl of The Pacific hosts several cultural festivals that showcase theater, dance and music not only from Mexico, but from around the world!
Download 2014-2015 Mazatlan Theater, Dance, Concert Schedule!
Many of the attractions that set Mazatlan apart are free -- the beach; the glorious ocean; the changing beauty of our islands as the sun moves across the sky and they are silhouetted by sunsets as the golden tropical glow fades into the ocean and the lighthouse beacon of El Faro signals another sensual tropical night.
We invite you to travel to Modern Mazatlan and experience a perfect blend of sun, fun, rich cultural heritage and history blended with the best of the new, including world-class art galleries, restaurants, high-line bars, luxury resorts, hotels B&Bs and spas, exciting sportfishing and Rural Sinaloa tours, excursions and adventure.
So what's outside Mazatlán? Pueblos Mágicos!
Mazatlan is located in the southern part of Sinaloa State, one of the most beautiful and historically interesting states in Mexico. mazatlantoday.net offers substantial travel resources that enable day trips and overnight excursions to Sinaloa towns and pueblos.
But before you start planning your Sinaloa adventures, get happy!
Happy Sinaloa video with music by Pharrell Williams
A 2014 travelers guide to the best information about recommended sightseeing, shopping, restaurants, bars, guided tours, theater, art, hotels, resorts, culture and history of Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico
HOMEPAGE • Beaches | Sport Fishing Trips | Golf Courses and Driving Ranges | Bike Rental, Repair, Sales | Fitness & Yoga | Watersports | 24 Bars and Cantinas | 11 Coffee Shops | 5 Juice Bars
Centro Historico Walking Tour Guide Map | Shopping & Stores | Real Estate MLS | Art & Artists | Jewelry Stores | Spa & Salon | Veterinarians, Pet Care & Shelters | Spanish Classes & Teachers
Theaters, Movies, Cultural Calendar & Upcoming Events | 2015 Carnival | Airline Flights & Airport | Car Rental | Pulmonia & Taxi | Bus | Auto Repair | WiFi & Phone | Bank & ATM
Medical, Doctor, Dentist, Pharmacy | Emergencies & EMS | Churches | FAQ and Travel Advice | Maps of Mazatlan and Sinaloa | Mazatlan History | Sinaloa History | Current Local News
SIGHTSEEING • Tours | Cruise Ships and Passenger Excursions | Centro Historico | Plaza Machado | Angela Peralta Theater | Fine Art Museum | Archaeology Museum | Museo Casa Machado
Pino Suarez Market | Mazatlan Basilica de La Inmaculada Concepcion | The Malecon | Cliff Divers | Carpa Olivera pool | Aquarium | El Faro Lighthouse | Central City Park
Estero del Yugo Nature Preserve | Pedro Infante Museum - español | Venados de Mazatlan Mexican League Professional Baseball Team - español
DAY TRIP PLANNER • El Quelite | La Noria | Meseta de Cacaxtla & Barras de Piaxtla (Ecotourism & Adventure Tours) | Las Labradas Petroglyphs Archaeology | San Ignacio | Lake El Salto | Cosala
Reserva Nuestra Señora Mundo Natural (Ecotourism) | Durango | Hwy 40D | Concordia | Copala | El Rosario | Playa Caimanero | Teacapan / Playa Espiritu (Eco Tourism & Bird Watching)
Stone Island | Deer Island & Goat Islands (Eco-tours & Adventure Travel) | Bird Island (Birding and Ecotours)
244 RECOMMENDED RESTAURANTS • 37 Seafood | 48 Mexican | 39 International | 9 Steaks, Ribs, BBQ | 19 Thai, Japanese, Chinese, Asian | 13 Pizzerias | 22 Burgers, Hot Dogs, Wings
7 Ice Cream and Gelato | 14 Vegetarian Dining Recommendations | 15 Rural Sinaloa Restaurants | 24 Bar Food Menus! | 11 Coffee Shop Dining | Street Food in Mazatlan
HOTEL, RESORT, B&B, RV, LODGING • 15 Budget Hotels | 34 Mid-range Hotel and Resort Accommodation | 22 Luxury Resorts and Hotels | 8 RV Trailer Parks