Lying just below the Tropic of Cancer, Mazatlan boasts a superb year-round climate. Sitting on a peninsula at the feet of the rugged Sierra Madre and the Cerro de Neveria, Mazatlan has two distinct types of coastlines — the rocky Pacific beaches and the broad white-sand beaches beloved by visitors. Its beaches and world-class sport fishing quickly turned this once commercial fishing port into one of the world's top resort destinations today.
One of Mexico's largest aquariums, the Acuario plays hosts to more than 200 varieties of fish and sea life, as well as some lush botanical gardens.
This lighthouse at Cerro del Crestón is the second tallest lighthouse in the world behind Gibraltar. From the top of its 505-foot peak, El Faro offers spectacular views of Mazatlán.
Built in 1890, the blue-and-gold spires as well as the murals and gilded altar of this impressive Cathedral attract visitors year after year.