Day Trips to El Quelite, Sinaloa (GPS N23°55'90" W106°46'88") from Mazatlan - The most popular and frequently recommended Mazatlan day trip!
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North El Quelite | La Noria | Meseta de Cacaxtla and Barras de Piaxtla

Las Labradas Petroglyphs (Archaeology) | San Ignacio | Lake El Salto | Cosala

Reserva Nuestra Señora Mundo Natural (Ecotourism) | Durango

South Concordia | Copala | El Rosario | Playa el Caimanero | Teacapan

Islands near Mazatlan Stone Island | Deer Island and Goat Island | Bird Island

Horseback rides in El Quelite Sinaloa MexicoDownload free map and directions for day trip to El Quelite, SinaloaEl Quelite, Sinaloa, Mexico is located just a short 40 minute drive north of Mazatlan, and a visit to El Quelite is one of the easiest and most enjoyable Mazatlan day trips!

Excursions to El Quelite take you to a very picturesque town full of colorful houses; leafy streets and boutique art and craft galleries.

El Quelite draws its name from the Nahuatl word "quilitl" -- which means, roughly, herb or vegetable -- and El Quelite is a farming town.

It is also home to great Sinaloa restaurants like El Meson de Los Laureanos and Los Arrieros that serve traditional Rural Sinaloa food in lovingly restored historic El Quelite buildings.

Central plaza in El Quelite Sinaloa MexicoThe residents of El Quelite, Sinaloa, are avid gardeners, with lush vegetation and beautiful purple, red and orange flowers everywhere throughout every part of the town and in its central plaza, making El Quelite one of the most relaxing day trips around Mazatlan Mexico.

The El Quelite community takes deserved pride in its beautiful restoration of El Quelite's landmark Sinaloan buildings. The restoration of El Quelite's historic buildings and their transformation into lovely art galleries and excellent traditional Sinaloan restaurants -- and the authenticity of the town -- make El Quelite one of the best Mazatlan day trips.

Restored houses in El Quelite Sinaloa MexicoMazatlan day trip visitors to El Quelite can relax in the leafy plaza right in the center of town, directly beside El Quelite's lovely small church.

The church, which dates from the 1800s, is immaculately maintained.

It is home to numerous beautiful icons of faith that have been a hallmark of the life of El Quelite since its founding; and serves the 1800 inhabitants of El Quelite to this day.

Church in El Quelite Sinaloa MexicoEl Quelite is also one of the last villages in Sinaloa Mexico to play the pre-colonial ball game called Ulama. The word Ulama comes from the Nahuatl word "Ullamaliztli", a word that conjoins the playing of a game with a ball and the word for rubber.

In a Ulama match a large -- 7 pound! -- rubber ball is used, and players attempt to guide it through a hoop without using their hands.

The roots of Ulama extended back to at least the 2nd millennium B.C.

Archaeological evidence of Ulama has been found in nearly all pre-Columbian American cultures all the way from El Salvador to -- possibly -- Arizona and New Mexico in the United States!

Ulama in El Quelite Sinaloa MexicoUlama games are played within an open-air outdoor court.

The team that first scores eight points wins.

If both teams end up having the same number of points after a turn, both sides begin again from zero. One record-setting game reputedly lasted for eight days, but most modern Ulama games are stopped after about two hours.

Matches are usually on weekends, and the Sinaloa Office of Tourism in Mazatlan should have details of upcoming matches.

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Taxi in El Quelite Sinaloa MexicoEl Quelite is also famous for cock farms, which tourists, cruise ship passengers, and others on Mazatlan day trips are welcome to visit. One of the easiest and shortest of Mazatlan day trips, a trip to El Quelite is a must for all visitors to Mazatlan Mexico.

El Quelite Day Trip Directions

Download free map and directions for day trip to El Quelite, SinaloaTo begin Mazatlan day trips to El Quelite head 21 miles northwest on Highway 15 to the turn off for El Quelite.

Turn right (northeast, away from the coast) and proceed less than 2 miles through lovely farmland and you will be in El Quelite!

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Facts and figures about El Quelite, Sinaloa, Mexico

El Quelite was founded in the 1800s.

El Quelite is located in the municipality (municipio) of Mazatlan.

El Quelite sits at an elevation of slightly under 200 feet above sea level.

The population of El Quelite is slightly under 1800.

There are over 450 structures in El Quelite.

The telephone area code for El Quelite is 669, same as Mazatlan.

The postal code for El Quelite is 82350.

North El Quelite | La Noria | Meseta de Cacaxtla and Barras de Piaxtla

Las Labradas Petroglyphs (Archaeology) | San Ignacio | Lake El Salto | Cosala

Reserva Nuestra Señora Mundo Natural (Ecotourism) | Durango

South Concordia | Copala | El Rosario | Playa el Caimanero | Teacapan

Islands near Mazatlan Stone Island | Deer Island and Goat Island | Bird Island

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