This Mexican city, known as the "Pearl of the Pacific", is located in the state of Sinaloa. It is the largest commercial port in the country. Its natural beauty, its golden paradisaical beaches, its serene lagoons and its warmth make it a dream tourist destination. It offers a multitude of land, water and cultural activities. Stay at one of its all-inclusive hotels and take the opportunity to explore this typically Mexican city that will quickly become your favorite place.
On every trip, it is very interesting and beneficial to soak up the local culture. Take a day to explore the mythical places of Mazatlán and discover its historical heritage. The famous Angela Peralta Theater, the Fisherman's Monument, which is one of the largest jetties in Latin America, and the second tallest lighthouse in the world are among the tourist attractions that will charm you for sure.
Fishing fans will be delighted in Mazatlán. Aboard the 28-foot Bertram Sportsfisher, you'll head directly towards the deep waters of the Pacific. Marlin fish, tuna and swordfish are some of the species you could catch. It will be a memorable experience.
This is THE place to go when visiting Mazatlán. This warm French and Spanish-inspired place will certainly become a favorite. There you will find many restaurants along with terraces, cafes, bars, kiosks, craft and jewelry stores. Moreover, you will hear local music all over the place! Plaza Machado is in the heart of Mazatlán’s historic center. This is a good place to entertain yourself.
Do you like beautiful beaches? You will be delighted in Mazatlán! Recognized as a surfer's paradise with its Jah Surf School, Playa Brujas is worth a detour. Take a walk there and admire the sunset. Several hotels are located on this magnificent beach, including the Riu Emerald Bay. Don’t forget to bring your sunscreen and sunglasses. You'll need them!
Since the 19th century, the annual Mazatlán Carnival has been the city's most popular event. Much of it takes place on the famous Malecón, a beautiful promenade by the sea. The Carnival always takes place at the end of February, 40 days before Easter. It is among the most spectacular and the best carnivals in the country. Lasting 7 days, there is a lot of entertainment for tourists and locals alike including parades, dances, concerts, and even the election of kings and queens. It is a week filled with celebration and joy. This is an incredible experience!
The country's official currency is the Mexican Peso (MXN). ATMs are easily found in Mexico. U.S. dollars, credit and debit cards are also accepted almost everywhere. Remember to communicate the dates of your stay to your banking institution if you plan to use your cards in Mexico.
Electrical outlets used in Mexico are the same as in Canada. However, the voltage and frequency may differ depending on the hotel. If your devices do not include the words: INPUT: 100-240V, 50/60Hz, plan ahead and bring a power converter.
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