Mazatlán

Travel Guide
Mazatlan showing rocky coastline and a beach as well as a family
With miles of coastline and a charming historic center, this is one of the most inviting beach destinations on Mexico’s Pacific Coast.

Known as “the pearl of the Pacific,” Mazatlán has ample sun, sea and sand. Blessed with blue skies and balmy temperatures, this resort is popular with everyone from families to honeymooners to vacationing college students. Discover its beaches, islands and pulsating nightlife.

This oceanfront town came to prominence in the mid-1900s after Hollywood celebrities such as Robert Mitchum and Tony Curtis visited. Today, the city remains a popular vacation spot.

Get a feel for Mazatlán’s colonial history by wandering the cobblestone streets of the Old Town (Centro Histórico). Dine at the open-air restaurants on Plaza Machado and attend concerts at Angela Peralta Theater. Admire the opulent Immaculate Conception Cathedral and people-watch at the tree-shaded Plazuela República. Also worth exploring are the food stalls of José MariaPino Suárez Municipal Market.

Adjacent to the Old Town is Olas Altas Beach, a much-loved surf spot. If you tire of the beach, head for the Mazatlán Archaeological Museum and Mazatlan Art Museum. A short walk south leads to the Cerro del Creston hill. Hike to the El Faro Lighthouse at the top for panoramic views.

Winding around the coastline from Olas Atlas Beach is the Malecón, a buzzing beachfront esplanade lined with bars, food stands and shops. Stop to see the jaw-dropping stunts performed by locals at Divers Point.

Continue on the Malecón to Playa Norte, an almost 3-mile (5-kilometer) long beach ideal for water sports. Spot colorful marine life at Mazatlán Aquarium and dine at restaurants with ocean views.

Find the bulk of Mazatlán’s hotels and nightlife options in the northern Golden Zone (Zona Dorada). Playa Gaviotas and Playa Sabalo offer safe swimming and water sports, while the nightclub complex Fiesta Land is perfect for dancing.

Reach Mazatlán by flying into Mazatlán International Airport. Rent bikes or use pulmonias (open-top golf cart-style cabs) to get around. Escape the crowds by taking daytrips to the unspoiled Bird Island, Deer Island and Goat Island.

Where to stay in Mazatlán

Royal Villas Resort
Royal Villas Resort
3.5 out of 5
Avenida Camaron Sabalo 500, Mazatlán, SIN, 82110
The price is $67 per night from Oct 9 to Oct 10
Stay at this 3.5-star beach resort in Mazatlán. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a children's pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the bathrooms in ...
4/5 Very Good! (779 reviews)
"I like it, employees very friendly easy to check in and checking out."

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2022

DoubleTree by Hilton Mazatlan
DoubleTree by Hilton Mazatlan
4 out of 5
Av. Camaron Sabalo 905, Zona Costera, Mazatlán, SIN, 82148
The price is $90 per night from Oct 9 to Oct 10
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Mazatlán. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 4 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in our reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,064 reviews)
"A"

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2022

Riu Emerald Bay All Inclusive
Riu Emerald Bay All Inclusive
3.5 out of 5
Calzada Camaron Sabalo, Zona Costera Cerritos 3404, Mazatlán, SIN, 82110
The price is $165 per night from Oct 12 to Oct 13
Stay at this 3.5-star beach property in Mazatlán. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms ...
3.8/5 Good! (1,001 reviews)
"I really like we both did me and my wife,, everyone was friendly"

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2022

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Zafiro Beach Boutique Resort
Zafiro Beach Boutique Resort
4 out of 5
Av Sabalo Cerritos sn Marina Mazatlan, Mazatlán, SIN, 82112
Stay at this 4-star beach aparthotel in Mazatlán. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the WiFi and the helpful staff in ...
3.4/5 Good! (257 reviews)
"The ocean was couple feet away ! Beautiful view , great service, great customer service, condo are amazing"

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2022

Luxury Suites By Estrella del Mar
Luxury Suites By Estrella del Mar
4 out of 5
Carretera Estatal, Barron Isla de la Piedra km10, Mazatlán, SIN, 82266
Stay at this 4-star beach aparthotel in Mazatlán. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 restaurants. Popular attraction Estrella de Mar Golf Course is located ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (195 reviews)
"Great Staff, great food, amazing amenities, Near the ocean was amazing!"

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2022

Torres Mazatlan Condominiums
Torres Mazatlan Condominiums
3 out of 5
Av Sabalo Cerritos, Esq. Lopez Portillo, Mazatlán, SIN, 82112
Stay at this 3-star beach aparthotel in Mazatlán. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (351 reviews)
"A wonderful place to stay and get away from every day life."

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2022

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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