Set out from Mazatlán to the rural village of La Noria, where you can see traditional artisans crafting leather goods and tour La Vinata tequila distillery to discover all you need to know enjoy this iconic beverage.
Just a short drive from the resorts of Mazatlán is La Noria, a charming village of adobe homes where the gaucho (cowboy) spirit is still alive and well. Walk through the lovely church of San Antonio, learn about the rodeo culture in the area, and see local leather workers crafting goods such as saddles and belts.
Next, ride through rolling fields of blue agave as you head toward the town's tequila distillery; La Vinata is the oldest tequila house in the state of Sinaloa. Learn about the process of making tequila, from harvesting the agave pina to fermenting, distilling, and bottling the fiesta-fueling spirit. Get some tips on cocktails you can mix with tequila and sit down for a tasting of different bottles.