You Will Find a Wide Variety of Activities
You can plan a side trip tour (many hotels can plan side trips for you after you arrive), rent a small sailboat, parasail, play on the beach, visit an art museum or an aquarium, go to the Archaeological Museum of Mazatlan, leave the tourist area and travel to down town to see how the local people live, or take a deep see fishing trip. Mazatlan is considered the “sailfish capital of the world” and has been catering to fishermen for decades. Besides these there are many more possible activities available. Ask at your hotel when arrive and you can find out about all of the fun and interesting activities you can take part in. A good website to find information on Mazatlan is www.mazatlan.com.mx
What can I say ???? It is great to relax by the beach, catching a few rays. In January, the water was a little brown. I guess at that time, a storm stirred up the water. The water was not as warm as I expected either. It was still a great place to hang out and people watch
Hills and the distant Sierra...
Hills and the distant Sierra Madre create scenic interest, but Mazatlan is celebrated above all for its 'malecon' – 13 mile long sea boulevard, lining the bay. Relics from the Spanish era can be found in the old downtown, which revolves around the Plaza Municipal with its Moorish-style cathedral and (2 blocks south) the 1860s Teatro Angela Peralta. Do not miss small but interesting Museo de Arquelogia. Colorful Mercado Central (Central Marked), brimming with food stands and crafts, is just few steps from downtown. I short hike to the end of the peninsula takes you to El Faro – second highest lighthouse in the world (after Gibraltar’s).
See more in my travelogue.
Por su cercanía al trópico de cáncer las aguas de la perla del pacifico tienen una temperatura ideal para la practica de los deportes acuáticos. En nuestras bellas y cristalinas aguas, los deportes acuáticos están a la orden del día. Mazatlán cuenta con una gran cantidad de ligares para pasar un buen rato de sana diversión, desde el tradicional paseo aventura a la isla de la piedra hasta la playa cerritos podrán disfrutar de las mejores playas del país, todas con gran seguridad, sobre todo en temporada vacacional; en ellas pueden practicar el esnorqueleo, el surfing, aventurar en las motos acuáticas, kayak, ski, velero, bananas, paracaídas, buceo y todo lo que usted quiera o gozar de la vida en un yate o catamarán que le permiten el contacto directo con e esplendoroso sol que baña nuestro mar.
Another bigger town in the mountains
This is the town of Concordia
Like my tip on Copala, these towns were featured on the same tour. We found many dresses (for my daughter) at a decent price here. It is starting to cater to tourist though. Not the real natural Mexican feeling.