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El Mirador

Ascend the staircase to reach the romantic restaurant atop this cliff for the panoramic views of the ocean and its rocks.

El Mirador is a vantage point where you can see fantastic views over the town of Mazatlán and the Pacific Ocean. It stands atop a hill and contains an eponymous restaurant with seating overlooking the excellent view. Walk with family and friends to the top of this small mountain for a panoramic vista.

The peak of the hill contains a charming terrace from which to view the town. Admire the light red tiles, white columns and light yellow and brown walls that make up the small terrace. Take photos of the cityscape and try to pick out your favorite attractions. Note the abundance of green vegetation and the scenic hills in the distance.

Lay down a blanket between the trees for a picnic and enjoy the cool breeze at the summit of the hill. Dine on seafood at the elegant restaurant and get a table by the window for the best views of the sparkling ocean. A set of three white rocks jut out from the surface of the water, adding a rugged quality to this coastal view. Enjoy a meal of ceviche, shrimp pâté, fish tacos and other local specialties in this romantic restaurant.

Use the external staircases to reach the restaurant from the base of the cliff. Stay for sunset, when the sky turns crimson over the water and the white rocks turn to black silhouettes against the brooding horizon. At night, electric lights illuminate parts of the adjacent hill.

Note that the observatory is also known as Lookout Mountain. It is free to reach this viewpoint, which remains open at all times.

El Mirador is on the peninsula that juts out from the southwestern part of Mazatlán in western Mexico. Arrive at the nearby ferry terminal and walk north for a few minutes to get here. Take a taxi up to the hilltop viewpoint. See nearby sights, such as the Monument to Pedro Infante, the Museum of Pedro Infante and the María del Mar Parish Church.


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Lodging Near El Mirador

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$43
The Inn at Centro Histórico

The Inn at Centro Histórico

Belisario Domínguez #1607 Sur, Mazatlan
3.9
of 5, from 32 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Downtown Mazatlan, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Plaza Machado and 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from El Faro Lighthouse. Angela Peralta Theater and Immaculate Conception Cathedral are also within 5 minutes.

Casa Carrizo by VillasHK28

Casa Carrizo by VillasHK28

Prolongacion Aquiles Serdan 244, Mazatlan
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Downtown Mazatlan, this vacation home is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Angela Peralta Theater and 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from El Faro Lighthouse. Plaza Machado and Mazatlan Archaeological Museum are also within 15 minutes.

$66
Best Western Posada Freeman

Best Western Posada Freeman

Av Olas Altas 79 Sur, Centro Historico, Mazatlan
4.0
of 5, from 249 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Offering direct access to the beach, this Downtown Mazatlan hotel is on the boardwalk, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Olas Altas Beach, and 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from El Faro Lighthouse. Mazatlan Archaeological Museum and Plaza Machado are also within 10 minutes.

$149
Casa Lucila Hotel Boutique

Casa Lucila Hotel Boutique

Olas Atlas No. 16 Centro Historico, Mazatlan
4.6
of 5, from 108 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in Downtown Mazatlan, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Olas Altas Beach and 1.3 mi (2.2 km) from El Faro Lighthouse. Mazatlan Archaeological Museum and Plaza Machado are also within 10 minutes.

Ananda Mazatlan - Adults Only

Ananda Mazatlan - Adults Only

Manuel Bonilla 12,, Mazatlan
4.0
of 5, from 2 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Downtown Mazatlan, this bed & breakfast is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Olas Altas Beach and 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from El Faro Lighthouse. Mazatlan Archaeological Museum and Plaza Machado are also within 10 minutes.

$100
Casa de Leyendas Hotel -Adults Only

Casa de Leyendas Hotel -Adults Only

Venustiano Carranza 4, Mazatlan
4.8
of 5, from 17 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Downtown Mazatlan, this bed & breakfast is 0 mi (0.1 km) from Mazatlan Archaeological Museum and 1.8 mi (3 km) from El Faro Lighthouse. Olas Altas Beach and Plaza Machado are also within 10 minutes.

$35
Hotel La Siesta

Hotel La Siesta

Olas Altas #11, Mazatlan
3.8
of 5, from 493 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Offering direct access to the beach, this Downtown Mazatlan hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Olas Altas Beach and 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from El Faro Lighthouse. Monumento Mujer Mazalteca and Mazatlan Archaeological Museum are also within 10 minutes.

NOW Sleeps 20 People | Oceanfront - 7,600 ft2 - 706 m2 , 6 Bedrooms, 5 Baths

NOW Sleeps 20 People | Oceanfront - 7,600 ft2 - 706 m2 , 6 Bedrooms, 5 Baths

Av Olas Altas, Mazatlán
5.0
of 5, from 6 reviews
0.0 out of 5.0

Located in Downtown Mazatlan, this condo is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Olas Altas Beach and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from El Faro Lighthouse. Mazatlan Archaeological Museum and Plaza Machado are also within 10 minutes.