Mazatlan, Mexico

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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Points of Interest

  • Cathedral Basilica & Plaza Revolución
  • Teatro Angela Peralta
  • Golden Zone
  • Stone Island
  • Pacifico Brewery
  • High Divers
  • Copala-Concordia
  • Outdoor Adventure
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  • Cathedral Basilica & Plaza Revolución

    Admire the Moorish and Gothic architecture at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, then head across the way to the popular Plaza Revolución with its charming gazebo and street vendors.

  • Teatro Angela Peralta

    The Italian-style theatre, a national landmark loving restored to its 19th-century splendor, is home to a concert hall, galleries, an art school and a highly regarded conservatory of music and dance.

  • Golden Zone

    The tourist zone, known as Zona Dorada (Golden Zone) boasts numerous four and five star hotels with private beaches, shops and restaurants, and palm-lined beaches.

  • Stone Island

    Stone Island is less crowded and not as developed as the mainland, a haven of sunshine and ocean, with glistening sand, crashing waves, and rustling palm trees and plentiful coconuts.

  • Pacifico Brewery

    Founded in 1900 by three German immigrants, Pacifico Brewery produces one of Mexico's finest premium brews.

  • High Divers

    High-flying divers perform acrobatic and dangerous plunges into rocky surf from a 59-foot high ledge.

  • Copala-Concordia

    In the lush Sierra Madre foothills, the twin colonial towns are reminiscent of yesteryear as artisans craft furniture and pottery, and cobblestones and colorful red roof tiles dot the streets.

  • Outdoor Adventure

    From hiking to sportfishing to ziplining through the treetops, Mazatlan offers exciting adventures outdoors to suit anyone's style.

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Mazatlan City Highlights Express

2.5 hours | Mazatlan | MZT-205
  • Cathedral Basilica & Plaza Revolución
  • Golden Zone
  • High Divers

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.

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Old Mazatlan: Plaza, Theater & Cathedral

4 hours | Mazatlan | MZT-380
  • Cathedral Basilica & Plaza Revolución
  • Teatro Angela Peralta
  • High Divers

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.

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Panoramic Hiking Views to El Faro Lighthouse

3 hours | Mazatlan | MZT-470
  • Cathedral Basilica & Plaza Revolución
  • Outdoor Adventure

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.

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Mazatlan Hop On - Hop Off

6 hours | Mazatlan | MZT-125
  • Golden Zone
  • High Divers

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.

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Scenic Harbour Cruise

1.25 hours | Mazatlan | MZT-610
  • Outdoor Adventure

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.

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Waterfront Segway Ride

2.5 hours | Mazatlan | MZT-570

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.

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Concordia, Copala & Golden Zone

7 hours | Mazatlan | MZT-120
  • Golden Zone
  • Copala-Concordia

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.

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Shopping, Resort, Beach & Lunch

7 hours | Mazatlan | MZT-110
  • Golden Zone

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.

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A Sip of Mexico: Pacifico Factory & Micro Brewery with Shopping

4.5 hours | Mazatlan | MZT-270
  • Pacifico Brewery

Mazatlan's internationally renowned Pacifico Brewery opens its doors for a guided tour of the facilities of one of Mexico's most popular beers, first brewed here in 1900. Then, visit El Navegante, the second craft brewery to open in Mazatlán. Tastings are offered at both facilities. Conclude with shopping in the Downtown local market.

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Stone Island Beach Break

4 hours | Mazatlan | MZT-280
  • Pacifico Brewery
  • Stone Island

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.

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Estuary Cruise & Tropical Birds

6 hours | Mazatlan | MZT-605
  • Pacifico Brewery
  • Stone Island

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.

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Salsa & Salsa (Dance & Dine)

5 hours | Mazatlan | MZT-300
  • Golden Zone

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.

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$89.95

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" and cocktails.

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Panoramic City Tour & Folkloric Show

7 hours | Mazatlan | MZT-100
  • Cathedral Basilica & Plaza Revolución
  • Golden Zone
  • High Divers

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.

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Mini Speed Boat & All-Inclusive Beach Escape

5 hours | Mazatlan | MZT-750
  • Outdoor Adventure

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.

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A Day at the Beach & Marine Baby Turtle Encounter

6 hours | Mazatlan | MZT-235
  • Outdoor Adventure

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.

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Huana Coa Zipline Adventure

5.5 hours | Mazatlan | MZT-400
  • Outdoor Adventure

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.

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Mazatlan Sportfishing

6 hours | Mazatlan | MZT-740
  • Outdoor Adventure

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.

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Historic Mazatlan by Rhino

4.5 hours | Mazatlan | MZT-530
  • Cathedral Basilica & Plaza Revolución
  • Teatro Angela Peralta
  • Golden Zone
  • High Divers
  • Outdoor Adventure

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.

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