Day Trips to La Noria, Sinaloa (GPS N23°50'82" W106°32'50") from Mazatlan Top rated day trip excursions and popular self-guided tours of Rural Sinaloa Communities and Pueblo Magico in the Sierra Madre mountains near Mazatlan!
La Noria, Sinaloa, Mexico is a lovely colonial mountain village located just 40 minutes northeast of Mazatlan. A day trip to La Noria from Mazatlan is an experience that you will long remember.
Founded in 1565 as a mining outpost, La Noria prospered from mining for over three centuries. There are still active mines in the area. La Noria is one of the best places to go to experience real rural Mexico, with cowboys, rodeos, the antique church of San Antonio, and lovely adobe houses.
Many traditional crafts are practiced to this day in La Noria -- as in many of the other villages included in our day trips around Mazatlan -- including pottery making, leather saddles, leather sandals, belts, and machetes.
Many of these La Noria artisan workshops -- especially saddle makers -- welcome visitors and enjoy showing those on Mazatlan day trips how the crafts are made.
Video of La Noria, Sinaloa, Mexico Day Trip
La Noria is also home to La Vinata Los Osuna, pictured above, the largest Blue Agave plantation and the oldest tequila distillery in Sinaloa state. Accessed on Mazatlan day trips via a winding dirt road that traverses fields of beautiful blue agave plants, La Vinata Los Osuna is a must-see for visitors to La Noria. La Noria is also home to the El Habal Ranch, where those on Mazatlan day trips can experience traditional Mexican cuisine in an rustic Mexican country environment.
La Noria Day Trip Directions
To begin Mazatlan day trips to La Noria head 8 miles northwest on Highway 15 to El Habal. Turn right (away from the coast) and proceed just 13 miles into the foothills of the Sierra Madre mountains. Turn right and proceed less than 2 miles to the entrance of La Noria.