Recommended Mazatlan tour operators that offer top rated tours of Mazatlan, island and ATV tours, dolphin and whale watching cruises, eco-tours and adventure excursions, snorkeling,
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Mazatlán and Rural Sinaloa Tours
Touring Mazatlan & Rural Sinaloa with our best tour companies

Huana Coa Canopy Adventure (Zip Lines and Nature) | King David Tours (All types!)

La Rosa de Las Barras (Eco-tourism) | Mazatlan Tours by Johann & Sandra

ONCA Explorations (Ecotourism) | Pacifico Brewery Tours

Red Ecoturística Meseta de Cacaxtla (Eco-tourism) | Sendero Mexico (Adventure)

Veraneando Adventure (Zip Lines and Nature) | Vista Tours (All types!)


Mazatlan Tour BusOne of the most enjoyable and easiest ways to see the city of Mazatlan is to take a tour!

There are many tour companies that specialize in taking tourists, cruise ship passengers and even longer-term residents to the famous -- and less-famous -- sightseeing attractions that Mazatlan and the nearby communities of Rural Sinaloa have to offer.

In addition to Mazatlan city tours and cruise ship shore excursions, some operators go further afield. Their professional guides conduct tours to top rated Rural Sinaloa destinations outside the city like El Quelite; Stone Island; tequila tours to La Noria; Mazatlan whale watching and Mazatlan dolphin watching cruises; snorkeling at Deer Island; kayaking excursions; bird watching; and archaeology tours that visit the Las Labradas petroglyphs.

Consider taking one of our popular Mazatlan tours and leave the driving to them!

Traveling independently? Explore the many sightseeing options in and around Mazatlan!

Our Day Trips page provides maps and directions to 17 great destinations in rural Sinaloa and beyond, and our Centro Historico Self-guided Walking Tour map highlights 20 interesting sightseeing attractions within the Historic Center of Mazatlan.

Download free 2017 Mazatlan Centro Historico walking tour map and directionsClick here to download .pdf map of our self-guided Mazatlan Centro Historico Walking Tour!

Huana Coa Canopy Adventure Mazatlan zip line rides and rural tours
Information about top rated zip line tours and popular adventure excursions


Huana Coa Canopy Adventure MazatlanThe extreme zip line canopy tours offered by Huana Coa Canopy Adventure, will simply, blow your mind!

The Huana Coa Canopy Adventure eco-park is located in the foothills of the Sierra Madre mountains near La Noria -- home of the La Vinata Los Osuna tequila distillery -- and just 45 minutes from Mazatlan. Huana Coa Canopy Adventure has multiple zip line platforms mounted in trees on the hills of Sinaloa's tropical jungle.

The adventure begins and ends at a 130 year old farm, and to reach the first part of the zip line canopy adventure you are transported in a Pinzgau, a state-of-the-art Swiss all-terrain vehicle capable of scaling terrian with an inclination of up to 50 degrees!

Huana Coa Canopy Adventure's highly trained and experienced personnel help participants enjoy the multiple zip lines, nature walks, rural sightseeing, and the full joy of adventure sports and eco-tourism. Huana Coa is dedicated to providing guests the most exciting zip line experience of adventure sports and ecotourism, and operates with the highest standards of quality and safety.

Consistently top rated and very popular, Huana Coa Canopy Adventure is the adventure of a lifetime -- and they accept virtually every type of credit card, as well as PayPal.


Video of Huana Coa Canopy Adventure zip line ride



Telephone 669 990 1100

Avenida del Mar 1111 / In the Hotel Don Pelayo

huanacoa.com

King David Tours Mazatlan tours
Information about popular tours of Mazatlan and nearby islands


King David Tours in Mazatlan is a top rated full service tour operator, offering ATV and Stone Island tours, horseback riding, golf, Mazatlan city tours, tequila tours, and kayaking excursions.

King David Tours in Mazatlan offers a very wide variety of popular professionally conducted Mazatlan sightseeing tours including a five-hour bird watching tour that gives you plenty of time to enjoy viewing many of the 150 species of sea and shore birds in a federally protected wildlife area; Jungle Beach Tour, a 5-hour tour through a protected wildlife preserve; an ATV Tour where you ride an ATV's along 12 miles of pristine beach and in an amazing coconut plantation; a Horseback Riding Tour, a 2 hour horseback ride along a palm tree lined golden beaches; City and Tequila Tours, 5 hour Mazatlan city tours with a visit to a tequila plant; and Mazatlan island tours of Stone Island, our most popular daytime tour destination.

King David Tours is one of Mazatlan's largest tour operators, and its sightseeing excursions are affordably priced. Additional information about King David Tours in Mazatlan can be found at their website, kingdavid.com.mx


Telephone 669 914 1444

Toll-free telephone in the USA and Canada 866 438 7097

Camarón Sábalo 333

kingdavid.com.mx

La Rosa de Las Barras Rural Sinaloa tours and eco-excursions
Information about tours of Rural Sinaloa, visits to mountain villages, and archaeology tours


La Rosa de Las Barras is an intimate beach front retreat and boutique spa hotel in the center of the main beach of the small fishing village of Barras de Piaxtla, one hour north of Mazatlan on the Sinaloa coast.

The La Rosa de Las Barras hotel / retreat specializes in pampering the spirit and the body -- and in sightseeing excursions in Rural Sinaloa.

Barras de Piaxtla is a tiny fishing village with just a few hundred residents. The village does have electricity and running water, but the residents live much as they have since colonial times, with ranching and fishing their primary sources of food and income.

Many of the village homes are very rustic and are constructed with slender strips of local wood that are woven into walls and roofs.

The town is also the location of Punta Piaxtla and its lighthouse, which is the first lighthouse north of El Faro in Mazatlan and one of very few on the coast of Sinaloa. The lighthouse overlooks a delightful small protected bay, which is where the local fishermen moor their boats and return with their daily catch.

La Rosa de Las Barras tours of Rural Sinaloa include delightful excursions to San Ignacio, Labor, San Javier and other Sinaloan mountain villages, archaeology tours to the Las Labradas petroglyphs and eco-tours of the magnificent 125,000 acre Meseta de Cacaxtla ecological reserve.


Telephone 696 102 5001 (English)

Telephone 696 105 3903 (Spanish)

larosadelasbarras.com

Mazatlan Tours by Johann & Sandra Mazatlan tours
Information about popular tours of Mazatlan and Rural Sinaloa hill towns


Mazatlan Tours by Johann & Sandra is a well-established tour operator with experience in many tourist destinations within Mexico.

Mazatlan Tours offers boat trips; deep sea sportfishing; Bass fishing; ATV tours; whale watching; sunset cruises; city tours; sightseeing; scuba diving; snorkeling; mountain biking; horseback riding and beach activities.

All of their tours, activities, and excursions are discounted well below retail price. Substantial additional information about Mazatlan Tours by Johann & Sandra can be found at their website, mazatlantours.org


Telephone in Mexico 322 222 4935

Telephone toll-free in the United States and Canada 866 471 4157

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ONCA Explorations Aquatic adventures and ecotourism
Information about Mazatlan whale and dolphin watching cruises, snorkeling and top rated eco-tours


Unlike most of our tour operators who primarily conduct Mazatlan city tours, ONCA Explorations in Mazatlan specializes in ocean expeditions that include whale watching and dolphin watching excursions.

Many of ONCA's Mazatlan tours serve as platforms for wildlife research and conservation programs, both marine and terrestrial. ONCA's programs allow participants the opportunity to live a unique experience in nature while participating in nature activities and wildlife research along with a team of expert biologists, oceanographers and naturalists who share their knowledge of visited ecosystems, observed species, and techniques used to study them.


Video of dolphins from ONCA Explorations Mazatlan
whale and dolphin watching cruises




Whale Quest in Mazatlan is part of ONCA Explorations. Of particular interest to visitors are the Whale Quest Mazatlan whale watching cruises, which are spectacular and consistently one of the most often top rated things to do in Mazatlan!

ONCA Explorations also conducts snorkeling excursions and Mazatlan island tours, as well as Mazatlan archaeology tours, such as visits to Las Labradas, and eco-tours of the magnificent 125,000 acre Meseta de Cacaxtla eco-reserve.

Additional information about the ONCA Explorations popular dolphin watching cruises, whale watching expeditions, and island and snorkeling excursions and archaeology tours can be found at their website, oncaexplorations.com


Telephone 669 913 4050

Rio de la Plata 409 / Colonia Gaviotas / Zona Dorada

oncaexplorations.com

Pacifico Brewery Tours Mazatlan tours
Information about Pacifico Brewery tours in Mazatlan Mexico


Pacifico brewery in Mazatlan MexicoThe Pacifico Brewery in Mazatlan is a very important mainstay of the Pearl of The Pacific economy -- and a very enjoyable and popular tour.

The Pacifico Brewery in Mazatlan is over 110 years old!

In 1900 Jorge Claussen, German Evers, and other German immigrants to Mazatlan created a partnership that became the Cerveceria del Pacifico brewery.

Their first product was Cerveza Pacifico Clara, a Pilsner beer.

Pacifico brewery in Mazatlan MexicoThe beer became instantly popular in Mazatlan, then Sinaloa State, and rapidly throughout Mexico. Now known world wide as one of the finest Pilsners, Pacifico's brand is intimately associated with Mazatlan Mexico. Cerveceria del Pacifico -- now a part of Grupo Modelo -- remains a huge and interesting part of the Mazatlan business scene. Located at the edge of the port, tours of the Pacifico Brewery can be arranged by calling 669 982 7900, extension 1642.


Video tour of the Pacifico Brewery in Mazatlan



Red Ecoturística Meseta de Cacaxtla Mazatlan ecotours
Information about top rated ecotours on the coast north of Mazatlan Mexico


Ecoturística Meseta de Cacaxtla is an ecotourism cooperative centered around the natural wonders of three communities just north of Mazatlan: La Chicayota, El Pozole and Barras de Piaxtla.

Ecoturística Meseta de Cacaxtla provides quality ecotourism services that include affordable prices for visitors, and that engage them in the everyday activities of the communities that support conservation.

The 125,000 acre Protected Area Meseta de Cacaxtla is the largest nature reserve in the state of Sinaloa and one of the largest in Mexico. Widely varied ecosystems co-exist in this paradise: forest, jungle, reefs, wetlands and islands that offer endless possibilities for responsible recreation and sightseeing that respects the highest standards of conservation.


Video tour of the protected eco-tourism paradise of Meseta de Cacaxtla



This ecotourism cooperative combines activities in the three communities to ensure your visit is full of different experiences that allow you to learn about the natural and cultural riches that are located within a few miles from Mazatlan.

Contact Ecoturística Meseta de Cacaxtla and learn how your visit to this nature reserve can be part of the conservation solution!


Telephone 669 441 8821

red@ecoturismomazatlan.com

Sendero Mexico Mazatlan tours
Info about top rated adventure tours, kayaking, snorkeling, hiking, bird watching and eco tours


Sendero Mexico offers Mazatlan recommended tours and sightseeing excursions that include exciting hiking, kayaking, birdwatching, and Mazatlan Deer Island excursions featuring snorkeling.

The Eduventura Recreation Center operated by Sendero Mexico is one of the most exciting recreation centers in Mexico, featuring top rated zip lines, climbing walls, rappel platforms, pre-hispanic spa, camps for kids and teenagers and much more.

Sendero Mexico in Mazatlan is located on the grounds of the legendary Playa Mazatlan Beach Hotel, and is one of our premier eco-adventure tour operators.


Video of Sendero Mexico Mazatlan kayak tour
to Deer Island




Additional information about Sendero Mexico Mazatlan adventure tours can be found at their website, senderomexico.com

Telephone 669 940 8687

Avenida Playa Gaviotas 202

senderomexico.com

Veraneando Adventure Mazatlan zip line rides, river kayaking and rural tours
Information about popular zip line adventure excursions


Veraneando Adventure MazatlanVeraneando Adventure extreme zip line canopy tours are simply -- a rush!

Located just 35 miles from Mazatlan, the top rated zip lines at Veraneando Adventure are extensive and exciting -- guests choose from twelve zip lines with heights of over 300 feet and traverse distances of over 700 feet.

The popular tours to Veraneando Adventure are more than just exciting zip lines: they include visits to the lovely village of El Recondo, where guests have the opportunity to shop at local artisan workshops.

Veraneando Adventure offers zip line tours daily.


Video of zip line and river tours from Mazatlan



Veraneando Adventure also offers river kayaking excursions that begin at the the base of the Presa Picachcos Dam. All tours start at the Restaurant Mr. Lionso at Playa Bruja in Cerritos and include food and beverages.

Telephone 669 988 1414

Office in Mr. Lionso Restaurant, Play Bruja, Cerritos

veraneandoadventure.com

Vista Tours Rural Sinaloa tours
Information about recommended tours, popular day trips and exciting excursions in Rural Sinaloa


Vista Tours in Mazatlan is a full service Mazatlan tour operator who have a special emphasis on Rural Sinaloa excursions.

Vista Tours conducts popular day trip tours to most of the major destinations in Rural Sinaloa such as Concordia, Copala, Cosala, La Noria, El Quelite, El Rosario, San Ignacio, and Las Labradas, as well as less visited destinations such as Teacapan, San Blas, and La Petaca.

Vista Tours is one of Mazatlan's larger tour operators, and its top rated sightseeing excursions are affordably priced. Additional information about Vista Tours in Mazatlan can be found at their website, vistatours.com.mx


Telephone 669 986 8610

Camarón Sábalo 51

vistatours.com.mx

Huana Coa Canopy Adventure (Zip Lines and Nature) | King David Tours (All types!)

La Rosa de Las Barras (Eco-tourism) | Mazatlan Tours by Johann & Sandra

ONCA Explorations (Ecotourism) | Pacifico Brewery Tours

Red Ecoturística Meseta de Cacaxtla (Eco-tourism) | Sendero Mexico (Adventure)

Veraneando Adventure (Zip Lines and Nature) | Vista Tours (All types!)


Download free 2017 Mazatlan Centro Historico walking tour map and directionsClick here to download .pdf map of our self-guided Mazatlan Centro Historico Walking Tour!


A 2017 Guide to Mazatlan Tour Operators: Finding top rated tour companies and experienced recommended guides -- and choosing the best Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico excursions and activities!

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Theaters, concerts, cultural calendar

Venados de Mazatlan 2017-2018 - español

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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!

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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

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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


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Art, Artists and Artwalk 2017-2018

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15 Budget Hotels

33 Mid-range Hotels and Resorts

21 Luxury Resorts and Hotels

8 RV Trailer Parks


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