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Mazatlan

General information

Sinaloa has a wide range of attractions to offer to visitors: from a first-class destination like Mazatlan, to virgin beaches, Magical Towns, and an incredible train trip through the southern part of the canyons Mazatlan is the largest port on the Pacific coast of Mexico. Today, it is a tourist center that combines the historical, modern and natural beauty, and is known as “The Pearl of the Pacific”. Divided into three main areas: old Mazatlan, that includes the recently remodeled Historical Center and the boardwalk inviting a walk or a ride in a traditional open-top taxi; the Zona Dorada or “golden zone”, which is the most cosmopolitan section with grand hotels and restaurants; and the new Mazatlan, with the Mazatlan Marina that is home to state of the art tourism developments. Is located on the Mexican Pacific coast, in the state of Sinaloa. It is 505 km (313.79 miles) from Guadalajara by highway, and a one hour and 15 min. flight from Mexico City.

Tourist information

Sinaloa Ministry of Tourism
www.visitsinaloa.travel
Mazatlan Hotel, Motel and Tourists Businesses Association
405 Playa Gaviotas Ave., Local 3, Zona Dorada.
Phone +52 (669) 916-5782 / 913-8181
www.gomazatlan.com

 

Location

Arriving by plane

Mazatlan International Airport
Internacional al Sur S / N street, 82269 Mazatlán, Sin.
Code: MZT

Flights from the following international cities arrive at the airport
DestinationsAirlines
PhoenixAmerican Airlines
Los AngelesCalafia Airlines
Alaska Airlines



Flights from the following national cities arrive at the airport
DesinationsAirlines
CDMXAeromexico
Los CabosVolaris
Interjet

Arriving by land

Mazatlan Cental Bus Station
Angel Espinosa Ferrusquilla St. corner with Rio Panuco St.
Col. Palos Prietos. Mazatlan, Sin.
Distance to downtown or hotel zone: 3 km (1.86 mi), 10 minutes

Companies travelling to and from Mazatlan bus station:
Chihuahuense
Elite
Futura
Primera Plus
TAP
Turistar Lujo

Location

Tourist attractions

Tourist attractions of Mazatlan

Historic Downtown

Historic Downtown

It has a bohemian atmosphere and original architecture, with buildings now considered part of a National Heritage. At the center is the Plazuela Machado, a square where outdoor cultural events are held daily. In the Historic Downtown, one finds the Casa de la Cultura, the Angela Peralta Theater, the Archaeological Museum, restaurants, bars and galleries.

The Three Islands

The Three Islands

Symbol of Mazatlan, these offer quiet soft sand beaches that can be reached by boat. The islands are located opposite the Zona Dorada and the Hotel Zone.

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse

Considered the second highest lighthouse in the world, it is 157 m (515 ft) above sea level. Its located on the high outcropping called Cerro del Creston.

Angela Peralta Theater

Angela Peralta Theater

This is one of the oldest relics of the port (1800s), renovated with its original architecture it was named in memory of the internationally renowned opera diva of the same name who died at the port in 1883. The theater is currently the setting for several cultural events such as the Sinaloa Festival of Arts and Mazatlan Cultural Festival.

Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception

Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception

This was built in 1856 by Bishop Pedro Loza y Pardave. This church was consecrated as the Cathedral Basilica in 1937 honoring the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception. Its exterior shows a marked Gothic influence with fully Baroque embellishment, and it is the only Catholic church in the world with the Star of David in each of the 28 glass windows.

Sport Fishing

Sport Fishing

Mazatlan has an excellent location at the Sea of Cortez and for that reason it is known as “the world’s natural aquarium”. Two modern marinas house a large number of boats for sport fishing.

Places of interest

Magical Towns
Coala
El Rosario
El Fuerte
Mocorito

Beaches
Mazatlan
Teacapan
Altata
Topolobampo

Tourism specialty
Nature and adventure
Beach and sun

Gastronomy

Visitors can enjoy an aguachile, a kind of shrimp ceviche with garlic, lime, chilies and black pepper; Sinaloa shrimp marinated in lime and stuffed with cheese and bacon; pescado zarandeado (traditional grilled fish) or smoked marlin and shrimp batter tacos. Other regional specialties include Chilorio, pork finely shredded and seasoned with chilies and spices.

Congress Facilities



PlaceCapacityContact AdressWeb
Mazatlán International Center It has 28,238 m2 of areas for different types of eventsPhone: 669 989 6060Av del Delfín 6303, Marina Mazatlán, 82103mazatlaninternationalcenter.com

Special events

EventDatePlaceWeb
Mazatlan CarnivalFebruaryMazatlanwww.carnavalmazatlan.net
Pacifico- Mazatlan TriathlonFebruaryMazatlanmaraton.org
Mazatlan Cultural FestivalOctober-DecemberMazatlanwww.culturamazatlan.com/festivalcultural

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