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7 things to do while visiting Mazatlán

Mazatlán is a beautiful mayor resort destination as well as an important port in the pacific. 

If you are traveling to Mazatlán one the first things you should do is use the public transportation called “Pulmonia”, which are taxis in form of safaris or golf carts, the pulmonias are both fun and economical, is the best transport to stroll along the malecón. 


Mazatlan’s gorgeous beachfront boardwalk is 13 miles long, and it is one of the longest seafront walkways in the world. Alongside you’ll find restaurants, bars and resorts. The best hour to go for a walk is during the sunset, if you go earlier the sun may be very strong.

Plaza Machado

Plaza Machado Is in the heart of Mazatlán’s old town (Centro Histórico) and it’s one of the loveliest plazas in all of Mexico. It’s a central hub for everything from restaurants to galleries since 1837 (café’s and bars) and if you are looking for something cultural The Angela Peralta Theater is a wonderful option located in one of the corners of the plaza, it is one of Mazatlan’s most important cultural treasures.  

Old Mazatlán

Some of Mazatlán’s most beloved sightseeing spots (such as the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception) are centered in Old Mazatlán. You wont need to make a special effort to enjoy this part of town, there are museums to visit like Museo de artes, Museo Arqueológico and Galleries, also you will find many beautiful colored houses, lighted streets and just walking around is an experience on its own. If you get hungry you will find many options to enjoy  delicious food or get some drinks.  

Olas Altas beach

Definitely one of the best places to visit in Mazatlán, one of the most iconic beaches in old town. Locals and tourists can always enjoy the best sunsets in the city, a lot of families walking around, this area is one of the favorite ones for foreigners. In this area you can find restaurants, bars, live music and coffee.

Golden Zone 

The zona dorada or Golden Zone begins where Avenida del Mar intersects Avenida Rafael Buelna and becomes avenida Camaron Sabalo, which leads north of the city. This part of town is easy to recognize for the long line of resorts along the beachfront. Its a very touristy area and you can find anything you need if you are here for a short stay, restaurants, bars, many souvenir stores, some fast food restaurants and of course very friendly to swim beaches. 

The New Mazatlán

The new area of the Marina has changed the landscape on north of the area, you can find restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner, you will also find bars, places to have fun and dance. If you go further north you will see many  hotels, condos and private residences, here you can find streets are not as crowded as other parts of town.


Playa Brujas


The beach is perfect for surf lovers who are looking for big waves (brujas means “witches” in Spanish) it is a perfect place to sunbathe and drink a very cold beer. It’s not a very friendly beach to go to if you want to get in the water and you are not an experienced swimmer, but you can’t leave Mazatlán without going to this place and walked during the sunset by the shore.  

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