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Sightseeing Attractions

Day Trips to Rural Sinaloa

Tours and Excursions

Centro Historico Walking Tour

Maps of Mazatlan Sinaloa

Upcoming Events

Theater, Concerts and Movies

Mazatlan Venados 2017

Day of the Dead 2017

Mazatlan Carnaval 2018

Spring Break Mazatlan 2018

Semana Santa Mazatlan 2018

Intl Moto Week Mazatlan 2018

Drinking • Dining

Recommended Restaurants

Bars & Cantinas | Coffee Shops

Juice Bars | Street Food Carts!

Vegetarian Dining and Food

Outdoor Activities

Beaches | Beach Activities

Sport Fishing, ocean and lakes

Golf Courses and driving ranges

Health Clubs and outdoor sports

Bike rental, repair, sales, tours

Stores • Shops • Services

Mazatlan Shopping Guide 2017

Art Galleries and Artwalk

Spas, Salons and Beauty

Jewelry Stores and Jewelers

Veterinarians and Animal Welfare

Real Estate Guide and MLS

Travel Logistics • Lodging

Mazatlan FAQ and Travel Tips

Hotels, Resorts, B&Bs, RV parks

Airport and Airline Flights

Car Rental Locations

Taxis and Pulmonias | Buses

Cruise Ships Shore Excursions

Mexico Federal Highway 40 / 40D

Auto Service and Repair

WiFi Internet and Phone

Banks and ATMs

Health Care • Medical

Doctors, Dentists, Pharmacies

EMS and Emergency Services Info

History • Culture • News

Mazatlan History in English

Sinaloa History in English

Daily Mazatlan News in English

Churches in Mazatlan, Mexico


Mazatlan beach map and guide - download free .pdf!

The best 22 recommended bars in Mazatlan - download free .pdf!

326 recommended restaurants in Mazatlan

2017 Mazatlan Shopping Guide



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The faces of MazatlanLooking for the best vacation sightseeing; reviews of recommended restaurants; top rated bars, resorts and hotels?

Maybe you're going on vacation and want to know more about popular Mazatlan day trips and tours?

How about downloading some free maps, like our Centro Historico Walking Tour?

Or maybe you just want to know when, where, and what it costs to party at one of Mazatlan's many cultural events, festivals and performances -- Carnival; Semana Santa; Moto Week; the Day Of The Dead; Mazatlan Venados games or any of the countless performances at the Angela Peralta Theater and other theater venues within the city.

Malecon Cliff DiverWhether shopping for entertainment or groceries, let us provide you with the most complete and inclusive free Mazatlan tourist information available online.

Discover Mazatlán!

The foundation of Mazatlan's popularity with both Mexican vacationers and international tourists for nearly 80 years is the blessing of geography.

Our city is located on the Pacific Ocean at the lush western 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 day trip explorations of the rustic communities and Pueblo Magico of Rural Sinaloa, south along Mexico's lush Pacific coast, and inland to Durango.

Video tour of Mazatlán from Turismo Sinaloa



A vacation destination since the 1940s

Plaza Machado Centro HistoricoSince the 1940s Mazatlan has been a top rated 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, cafés and bistros.

A Historic Colonial City on The Beach

Cerritos beachThe 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 let their experienced travel instincts guide them to the unique combination of beach vacation entertainment and cultural activities that Mazatlan offers.

These international travelers visit annually to play on the beaches of Nuevo Mazatlan and Golden Zone hotels -- knowing that just minutes distant in the Centro Historico they can enjoy sophisticated art galleries, delicious gourmet restaurants and modern shops that sell handmade artisan crafts and Sinaloa art.

The Centro Historico Renaissance

Basilica Centro HistoricoThe Centro Historico perfectly encapsulates the Mazatlan Renaissance.

Within a fantastic maze of of cobbled streets and hauntingly beautiful post-colonial 1800s buildings that is home to our magnificent Basilica, an ever-increasing number of entrepreneurs and homeowners have restored grand historic structures and have created businesses that reflect this New Mazatlan sensibility.

These popular new restaurants, bars, cafés, art galleries and artists studios express the sensibilities of the countries of origin of their owners -- which is often not Mexico -- and that reflect a true international fusion of culture and artistic taste.

Download free 2017 Mazatlan Centro Historico walking tour map and directionsDownload a free self-guided
Centro Historico Walking Tour map!


Mazatlan is a historic Mexican city with a magnificent post-colonial 1800s central 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.

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.

Great things to do on a Mazatlán vacation

Seafood 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 top rated 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!

Take a walking tour of 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!

Go to the Theater! Mazatlan has a vibrant theater scene, and as a result of the efforts of Cultura Mazatlan, every year The Pearl of The Pacific hosts several cultural festivals that showcase theater, dance and music not only from Mexico, but from around the world!

Annual Mazatlan cultural festivals and events include the Mazatlan Cultural Festival; the Sinaloa Cultural Festival; Temporada Primavera; Dia de la Musica; Cine Septiembre; Festival Escena Mazatlan and Festival Jose Limon.

Download a free updated 2017-2018 Mazatlan cultural festival, theater, dance concert calendarDownload a free 2017-2018 Mazatlán theater, dance, concert and festival schedule!

Mazatlan malecon at nightYou don't have to spend a lot of money to have fun in Mazatlan, and many of the most popular attractions that set Mazatlan apart are free.

Countless cultural events and performances underwritten by the city of Mazatlan and the State of Sonora; 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.

What's near Mazatlán? Pueblos Mágico!

Mazatlan is located in the southern part of Sinaloa State, one of the most beautiful and historically interesting states in Mexico.

mazatlantoday.net provides you comprehensive and constantly updated travel resources that enable all of the most popular day trips and overnight excursions to Sinaloa towns and pueblos.

But before you start planning your Sinaloa adventures, get happy!

Happy Sinaloa video with music by Pharrell Williams




A 2017 vacation guide to recommended sightseeing, shopping, restaurants, bars, guided tours, theater, art, hotels, resorts, culture and history of Mazatlan, Sinaloa


HOMEPAGE

Theaters, concerts, cultural calendar

Venados de Mazatlan 2017-2018 - español

Day of The Dead • Dia de Los Muertos 2017

2018 Mazatlan Carnival - español

Spring Break in Mazatlan 2018

Easter Week • Semana Santa 2018 - español

Mazatlan Intl Motorcycle Week 2018 - español


326 RECOMMENDED MAZATLAN RESTAURANTS, BARS AND PLACES TO EAT OUT IN 2017

38 Seafood restaurants

54 Mexican Restaurants

54 International and Fusion restaurants

8 Steaks, Ribs, BBQ restaurants

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 with popular menus! - español

19 Coffee Shops with top rated menus!

7 Juice Bars

Street Food in Mazatlan


SIGHTSEEING ON MAZATLAN VACATIONS IN 2017 (español)

Centro Historico

Free Centro Historico Walking Tour - español

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 saltwater public pool

El Faro Lighthouse

Bosque de La Ciudad central city park

Estero del Yugo nature preserve

Cruise Ship Arrivals and things to do

Tours and passenger excursions


DAY TRIP DESTINATIONS NEAR MAZATLAN (español)

El Quelite

La Noria

Meseta de Cacaxtla and Barras de Piaxtla

Las Labradas Petroglyphs

San Ignacio

Lake El Salto

Cosala

Reserva Nuestra Señora Mundo Natural

Mexico Federal Highway 40D - español

Victoria de Durango, Durango

Concordia

Copala

El Rosario

Playa Caimanero

Teacapan / Playa Espiritu

Stone Island - español

Deer and Goat Islands

Bird Island


BEACHES IN MAZATLAN - español

Sport Fishing, ocean and Bass lake trips

Golf Courses and driving ranges - español

Bike Rental, Repair, Sales, Tours

Fitness, Exercise, Yoga

Water Sports


SHOPPING, STORES, SERVICES

Art, Artists and Artwalk 2017-2018

Jewelry Stores

Spa and Salon

Veterinarians, Pet Care and Shelters

Real Estate MLS


HOTEL, RESORT, B&B AND RV PARKS IN AND NEAR MAZATLAN

15 Budget Hotels

33 Mid-range Hotels and Resorts

21 Luxury Resorts and Hotels

8 RV Trailer Parks


AIRLINE FLIGHTS AND AIRPORT

Car Rental

Pulmonia and Taxi

Bus lines, routes and terminals - español


FAQ AND TRAVEL ADVICE

Medical Care, Doctor, Dentist, Pharmacy

Emergencies and EMS

Bank and ATM

Auto Repair

WiFi and Phone

Free maps of Mazatlan and Sinaloa

Current Local News

History of Mazatlan

History of Sinaloa State

Churches




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