Mazatlan is known as “The Pearl of the Pacific” and it’s a place where you can enjoy a magnificent Historical Center, which is a mystical place full of magical atmosphere. This is the pride of the “Mazatlecos”, blended with its large open-air markets, the cathedral, the Machado Plaza and its classic and colonial architecture of the last century. You can venture yourself aboard the Mazatlan’s famous “pulmonias” (an open air buggy) along the Centenario Drive and the coastal avenue.
Mazatlan is worldwide famous for its restaurants and night life; over the Golden Zone and other points in the port, the tourist will find several restaurants that will surprise due its great tradition in Japanese food, although part of the typical gastronomy that no one can miss is the one that includes fish dried meat, fried tacos and shrimps.
During The nights, in any of the nights clubs or bars, enjoy dancing different rhythms, drink a refreshing beverage and get rid of stress altogether with family or friends. Plus there are excellent lodging options of great quality and variety in rates.
One can get to Mazatlan by different means: by air through its international airport; by land using Highway #15 Mexico-Nogales and the Pan-American road #40 that connects Mazatlan with Matamoros, Tamaulipas; and by sea, Mazatlan counts with connections with the state of Baja California Sur, it is also a scale of cruise lines like Carnival, Norwegian and Princess. If you travel from the United States by highway, don’t forget to consider the payment of toll booths. Remember that in many shops and tourist services you can pay either with local currency or American dollars.
The huge amount of ancient buildings, exotic beaches, restaurants, activities to do and traditional events like the popular Carnival celebrated every year, makes Mazatlan a paradisiacal port loved by national and international tourists.