The Mazatlan Malecon - Walk along the beach on the longest Malecon in the world and
enjoy some of the best people watching in the Pearl of The Pacific - especially during Carnival!

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The Malecon and Carnaval
The waterfront walkway of Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico

Centro Historico | Plaza Machado | Angela Peralta Theater | Museo de Arte

Museo Arqueologico | Pedro Infante Museum | Pino Suarez Mercado Centro

Central Mazatlan Cathedral / Basilica | Malecon | Mazatlan Cliff Divers

Carpa Olivera Pool | Acuario Mazatlan Aquarium | El Faro Lighthouse

Bosque de la Ciudad | Estero del Yugo Nature Preserve

Venados de Mazatlan Pro Baseball

Download a free Mazatlan 2017 Carnival ScheduleDownload a free 2017 Mazatlan Carnaval Events Schedule!

Malecon Mazatlan Mexico daytimeThe Mazatlan Malecon is 13 miles long, running north from Olas Altas Beach (the southern edge of the Centro Historico), and is one of the longest seafront walkways in the world.

The Mazatlan Malecon assures that access to our beaches and the serenity of unobstructed views of the ocean will be preserved for generations to come.

It is a wonder of intelligent public planning and is a wonderful place for Pearl of The Pacific sightseeing: especially people-watching! The Malecon offers great views of remnants of the city's history including parts of the old ice works on the side of Icebox Hill and the ever-popular Devil's Cave -- Cueva del Diablo -- that conjures up ghosts of Mazatlan's pirate past.

Video about the Devil's Cave in Mazatlan

The Mazatlan Malecon is arguably one of the best Mazatlan sightseeing location if you're into people watching! It's kept clean, and presents a shifting kaleidescope of pedestrians strolling the sea front, bicyclists, roller bladers, and vendors of of every type -- including vendors of outstanding street food!

Mazatlan Mexico malecon on SundayThe Mazatlan Malecon is the stage for some of the city's most important events. For example, the Pacific Great Marathon, Mazatlan Biking Tour, and International Motorcycle Week are just a few of the events that take place on the Malecon.

Along the Mazatlan Malecon you will enjoy wonderful sunsets, spectacular beaches, and incomparable ocean views. Tourists, visitors, and Mazatlecos come to the Malecon early in the morning to exercise or simply to enjoy another tropical dawn.

Of course there are other reasons to visit the Malecon -- eating, drinking and shopping being among the top three -- and along the Malecon you will find restaurants, bars, clubs, shops and hotels.

Kid playing in a Mazatlan Malecon fountainUncrowded except on holidays -- and even then only in certain locations -- the Mazatlan Malecon is the perfect place to experience the sound of surf, smell of salt air, and the gentle caress of warm tropical breezes.

No visit to The Pearl of The Pacific is complete without a leisurly stoll on the Malecon or, better yet, several!

Mazatlan Mexico malecon at nightDid I hear you say you wanted to party?

And then, of course, there is Carnaval. Carnaval was inaugurated here in 1898, and those lucky enough to visit during the week before Lent are treated to the modern Mazatlan Carnaval, the third largest Carnaval celebration in the world. One of the most enduring of Mazatlan tourist attractions, the modern Mazatlan Carnaval, centered on the Malecon, continues the more than 110 year tradition of attracting hundreds of thousands of people from all around the world.

Mazatlan Carnival on The MaleconThis multi-day Mardi Gras celebration features live music, delicious food, spectacular fireworks and great entertainment set on the picturesque Mazatlan Malecon oceanfront.

Carnaval in Mazatlan is without a doubt one of the most vibrant celebrations in Mexico, and its fantastic transformation of the Malecon is a thing to behold, and the foundation of memories that you will hold dear for the rest of your life.

Time-lapse video of Mazatlan Carnaval 2012!

The Birth of Carnaval in Mazatlan LEARN MORE

The very end of the 1800s -- 1898 to be exact -- marks when Mazatlan officially embraced the Mardi Gras tradition of Carnival, and there has been no turning back from this massive annual public party!

Though Carnaval was noted in Mazatlan as early as 1848 -- it was mentioned in the Mazatlan newspaper La Lechuza -- it wasn’t until 50 years later than the event took its present form as a seven-day multi-event blow-out complete with parades, floats, social events and an official King and Queen.

History notes that the early Mazatlan Carnivals -- pre 1898 -- were informal and often somewhat vulgar, with women throwing flour and hollow eggshells (cascarones) filled with glitter, and men responding by tossing ashes and dyes at the women.

Early 1900s Mazatlan Carnival QueensBut in 1898 civic leaders headed by Dr. Martiniano Carvajal and a committee with an international flavor -- it supposedly included an Irishman, a German, a Spaniard and an Italian -- organized a parade made up of carriages and bicycles "to eradicate the immoral flour and replace it with the pure and more restrained confetti."

The modern Mazatlan Carnival may not involve tossing flour, but it is hardly restrained. Mardi Gras in Mazatlan is one of the biggest and best bashes anywhere in the Americas that sees thousands of costumed revellers thronging the Malecon and beaches.

Each evening the Malecon at Olas Altas Beach becomes the perfect stage for this singing and dancing Bacchanalia, with outdoor concerts, sound and light shows and beer for everyone! LEARN MORE

Video of the 2013 Carnival in Mazatlan

Centro Historico | Plaza Machado | Angela Peralta Theater | Museo de Arte

Museo Arqueologico | Pedro Infante Museum | Pino Suarez Mercado Centro

Central Mazatlan Cathedral / Basilica | Malecon | Mazatlan Cliff Divers

Carpa Olivera Pool | Acuario Mazatlan Aquarium | El Faro Lighthouse

Bosque de la Ciudad | Estero del Yugo Nature Preserve

Venados de Mazatlan Pro Baseball

Download a free Mazatlan 2017 Carnival ScheduleDownload a free 2017 Mazatlan Carnaval Events Schedule!

The Mazatlan Malecon - Mazatlan Visitors Guide sightseeing attractions and information about our wonderful beachfront walkway, the longest in the world!


Beaches in Mazatlan - español | Sport Fishing Trips, Ocean, Freshwater Bass Lakes | Golf Courses and Driving Ranges - español | Bike Rental, Repair, Sales, Tours | Fitness, Exercise, Yoga

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2017 Carnival - español | Spring Break in Mazatlan 2017 | Easter Week • Semana Santa 2017 - español | Mazatlan International Motorcycle Week 2017 - español

Venados de Mazatlan Mexican League Professional Baseball Team 2017-2018 - español | Day of the Dead • Dia de los Muertos 2017


Free Centro Historico Walking Tour Guide Map - español | Tours | Cruise Ship Arrival Dates and Passenger Excursions | Centro Historico | Plaza Machado | Angela Peralta Theater

Basilica de La Inmaculada Concepcion | The Malecon | Cliff Divers | Fine Art Museum | Archaeology Museum | Pedro Infante Museum - español | Pino Suarez Market

Acuario Mazatlan Aquarium | Carpa Olivera public pool | El Faro Lighthouse | Central City Park | Estero del Yugo Nature Preserve


El Quelite | La Noria | Meseta de Cacaxtla and Barras de Piaxtla (Ecotourism and Adventure Tours) | Las Labradas Petroglyphs Archaeology | San Ignacio

Lake El Salto | Cosala | Reserva Nuestra Señora Mundo Natural (Ecotourism) | Durango | Mexico Federal Highway 40D - español | Concordia | Copala | El Rosario | Playa Caimanero

Teacapan / Playa Espiritu (Eco Tourism & Bird Watching) | Stone Island | Deer Island & Goat Islands (Eco-tours and Adventure Travel) | Bird Island (Birding and Ecotours)


38 Seafood | 54 Mexican Restaurants | 54 International and Fusion | 8 Steaks, Ribs, BBQ | 19 Thai, Japanese, Chinese, Asian

34 Pizzerias and pizza places | 36 Burgers, Hot Dogs, Wings | 20 Ice Cream Parlors, Gelato and Brownies! | 12 Vegetarian Dining Recommendations | 15 Rural Sinaloa Restaurants

22 Bars, Sports Bars, Wine Bars, Pubs and Cantinas with popular menus! - español | 19 Coffee Shops with top rated menus! | 7 Juice Bars | Street Food in Mazatlan


15 Budget Hotels | 34 Mid-range Hotels and Resort Accommodation | 21 Luxury Resorts and Hotels | 8 RV Trailer Parks

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