Lying just below the Tropic of Cancer, Mazatlan boasts a superb year-round climate. Mazatlan, a name that means "Place of the Deer," sits on a peninsula at the feet of the rugged Sierra Madre, and the Cerro de Neveria - "Ice Box Hill" - divides the area's rocky Pacific beaches from the broad, white-sand beaches beloved by visitors. The climate, the beaches, and the world-class sportfishing have turned this commercial fishing port into one of the world's top resort destinations. Yet while visitors flock to the markets, bathe in the sun, or marvel at the airborne ballet of the famed Papantla dancers, Mazatlan remains one of Mexico's major Pacific ports - the city exports over 40 million pounds of shrimp every year.
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Mazatlan City Highlights Express
2.5 hours | Mazatlan | MZT-205
Cathedral Basilica & Plaza Revolución
Discover old and new Mazatlan on a half-day tour that features some of its top attractions. Climb Vigia Hill for panoramic views, drive into the historic old town and visit the cathedral, marvel at the cliff divers, then relax with a stroll in the Golden Zone, browsing for souvenirs.
Enjoy the best view Mazatlan has to offer and get some exercise too! Climb a scenic nature trail to the top of Cerro del Creston, home to the El Faro lighthouse, one of the oldest in the world. A scenic drive by of the historic old town completes the day.
Discover "Old Mazatlan" on a half-day walking tour that travels from the Ocean Front Boulevard to the main plaza and the old city market. Witness the Continuity of Life monument and daring high-flying cliff divers. Stroll to the Angela Peralta Theater and the famed cathedral.
Climb aboard the Hop On-Hop Off bus! Explore Mazatlan's beaches, attractions and a variety of historical sites at your own pace! The open-topped double-decker bus runs approximately every 30 minutes, so you can spend as much time as you like at its three designated stops, reboarding when you wish.
An easy and relaxed, narrated, 60-minute scenic cruise is the perfect way to orient yourself to the coastal beauty of Mazatlan. Take in the pretty offshore islands and one of the tallest lighthouses in the world and keep your eye out for wildlife, ranging from playful dolphins, sea lions (when in season) to colorful birds.
Explore the souvenir stores, lively restaurants, and glamorous hotels. Enjoy surf, sand and sun at one of Mazatlan's best-known resorts, right in the heart of the Golden Zone. Relax on palm lined beaches, swim at the sparkling pool and a savor a Mexican lunch buffet.
Climb on board an open-air trolley, your transportation to several of Mazatlán's craft breweries. See the sights as you travel through town, hopping off for beer tastings and to learn the beer production process. Ride past the city's highlights, stop to photograph the cathedral, and enjoy time to shop in the marketplace.
Hop onto a Segway® and sightsee in style as you roll through the charming streets of Mazatlan. Then, tool around the island on your personal people mover accompanied by a knowledgeable guide. See all the highlights, then stop at a beachfront restaurant for a delicious guacamole experience and time on the sand.
Embark on a full-day tour of three traditional villages. Witness an adobe brick making demonstration in Villa Union and stroll through Concordia, renowned for handmade furniture and pottery. Explore the cobblestone streets of Copala and enjoy a complimentary authentic Mexican lunch. Call it a day with shopping at the Golden Zone.
Bask in the sun and sand at the exclusive Stone Island, Mazatlan's most popular daytime family destination. Chill out with an exotic drink from the open bar, indulge in a delightful buffet lunch, snooze in a hammock or get in the game with a number of fun activities.
A real treat for bird-watchers and nature-lovers alike. Spend the day cruising among exotic waterfowl, mangrove-line waterways and nature at its very best. Cap your day off with an hour at the beach and a complimentary Mexican meal.
Kick up the fun with some south-of-the-border cooking, cocktails and dance classes. You'll come back from Mexico with killer salsa recipes, mad margarita-making skills and sizzling-hot salsa dance moves.
You're the captain of your own mini speedboat on a zippy 1.5-hour tour inside the channels of the biggest marina in Mexico. Take in the sights, then head to a well-appointed beach club for lunch and a relaxed day along the shore or at the pool. Conclude with a scenic drive.
Celebrate the cultural and historic highlights of Mazatlan on a full-day adventure that includes its majestic 19th century cathedral, scenic coastline and death-defying cliff divers. Visit a renowned beach resort, savor the flavors of Mexico at a luncheon buffet and delight in a folkloric show with traditional costumes and music.
Local Connections: Ceviche Making with Renowned Chef and Restaurateur
2.5 hours | Mazatlan | MZT-250
Sinaloa is a culinary center for seafood-based cuisine in Mexico. Crafted by culinary expert Bill Esparza, amateur chefs and foodies will relish the opportunity to learn the art of preparing the Latin American delicacy ceviche in a chef-inspired demonstration that includes the tasting of different ceviches paired with Los Osuna "Tequila Tasting" .
On Stone Island, in the protected Estrella del Mar area, learn how marine biologists gather eggs from endangered gulf turtles and nurture them until the hatchlings can safely be released into the wild. See the baby turtles in a special pool. You can even adopt and name one. Follow with time at a beach resort.
Soar over the foothills on a daylong canopy adventure, a truly thrilling sports and ecotourism experience. You'll move across 12 platforms and embark on a hike among blue agave. You'll wind down with a snack and a sample of Los Osuna tequila at the famed distillery.
Sportfishing really adds up, to a diploma, that is, if you are fortunate enough to hook some of the region's famed sportfish. Spend a day in search of black, blue and striped marlin, tuna, swordfish, and sailfish, trophy. A complimentary boxed lunch keeps your energy up while you compete.
Strap into an open-air 4x4 mini Jeep Rhino and set off on a fun-filled discovery of Mazatlan's highlights. Climb Lookout Hill for panoramic views and zip through the narrow streets of the historic district. Getting back to the pier, you will be transported to the Golden Zone by van or bus where you'll have for free time to browse for souvenirs.