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The foundation of Mazatlans' 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 southern 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 adventures on explorations of the rustic communities of Rural Sinaloa and south along Mexico's magnificent Pacific Coast.
A world vacation destination since the 1940's
Since the 1940's 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, cafe's and bistros.
A 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 recognized the unique combination of beach vacation entertainment and cultural activities that Mazatlan offers.
These sophisticated travelers visit annually to play on the beaches in front of Golden Zone - Zona Dorada and Nuevo Mazatlan hotels -- knowing that just minutes distant in the Centro Historico they can enjoy sophisticated modern stores, restaurants, art galleries and shops that sell handmade artisan crafts.
Experience the Centro Historico Renaissance
The Centro Historico perfectly encapsulates the Mazatlan Renaissance.
Within a fantastic maze of of cobbled streets and hauntingly beautiful colonial buildings that is home to our magnificent Basilica, an ever-increasing number of entrepreneurs and homeowners have restored grand historic structures and created new businesses that reflect this New Mazatlan sensibility.
These new restaurants, bars and galleries express the sensibilities of the countries of origin of their owners -- which is often not Mexico -- and that express a true international fusion of culture and artistic taste.
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 colonial 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 in Mazatlan
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!
Tour 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!
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.
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