El Malecon, Mazatlan Mexico
DISCOVER THE PEARL OF THE PACIFIC

Cruisereise til Mazatlan, Mexico

Cradled by mountains and lapped by the cerulean waters of the Pacific, Mazatlán is one of the most interesting resort towns on Mexico’s wild western coast. If you’re planning a cruise to Mazatlán, you’re in for a real treat. You’ll find it all here — stately plazas and shaded streets lined with restored landmarks in the city’s Centro Historico. Beautiful white-sand beaches dotted with lively cafes, bars and plenty of space to sunbathe. And endless ways to dive into the region’s unique history, which is filled with Spanish conquistadors, buccaneer battles, and Gold Rush-era prospectors.
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Things To Do in Mazatlan

Palapas on the Beach, Mazatlan, Mexico

SOAK UP THE SUN

Palapas on the Beach, Mazatlan, Mexico

Palapas on the Beach, Mazatlan, Mexico

SOAK UP THE SUN

One of the best things to do in Mazatlan, Mexico is spend the day visiting some of the resort town’s many miles of shoreline. This famous Mexican Riviera destination has plenty of fine white-sand beaches to choose from, each with its own vibe. Two of the most popular are laid-back Playa Olas Altas and lively Playa las Gaviotas.

Old City Street, Mazatlan, Mexico

HIT THE OLD TOWNS

Old City Street, Mazatlan, Mexico

Old City Street, Mazatlan, Mexico

HIT THE OLD TOWNS

“Pueblos Mágicos,” or “Magic Towns,” are recognized by the Mexican government for their beauty, history and cultural significance. Mazatlán is located just an hour drive from two of them — charming El Rosario and scenic El Quelite. Both are home to picturesque cobblestone streets, traditional architecture, authentic cuisine and thriving communities of local artisans.

Isla de la Piedra; Stone Island in Mazatlan, Mexico
Isla de la Piedra; Stone Island in Mazatlan, Mexico

ROCK WITH IT

Another great day trip from Mazatlán is a visit to Isla de la Piedra, known in English as Stone Island. A five-minute ferry ride away, this tranquil spot is actually a peninsula. It offers endless outdoor adventures — like horseback riding and some of the region’s nicest beaches. The restaurants here are also amazing, located in rustic palapas with views of the ocean.

Aguachile Chili-Spiked Mexican Ceviche, Mazatlan, Mexico
Aguachile Chili-Spiked Mexican Ceviche, Mazatlan, Mexico

SAVOR A TASTE OF SINALOA

One of the best things to do in Mazatlán, Mexico is to try the local cuisine. The city is known for its authentic Sinaloan dishes, which include hearty stews made in a caldo, or big pot, and fresh-caught seafood. If you like shrimp, try some refreshing aguachiles. If you’re craving something a little more robust, order a bowl of birria — a stew made of coriander-spiced beef, goat or lamb.

Many Colorful Maracas in the Basket, Mazatlan, Mexico
Many Colorful Maracas in the Basket, Mazatlan, Mexico

HANDCRAFTED CREATIONS

If you’re on a quest for the perfect souvenirs to bring home from Mazatlan, head to the Arts and Crafts Center in the Zona Dorada — Mazatlan’s resort district. The center offers a huge selection of products and souvenirs handcrafted by local artisans — from pottery and textiles to woodcarvings. Prices here are also much lower than what you’ll find at nearby boutiques and souvenir shops.

Innsidetips
Innsidetips
1 Drinking tap water in Mexico is not advised. Some restaurants and bars in Mazatlan serve bottled water to visitors by default, but make sure to ask if in doubt.
2 The weather in Mazatlan is usually sunny, so don’t forget to bring sunscreen and reapply throughout the day if you’re outside..
3 It’s typical to tip waiters 15% at restaurants, cafés and bars. Many big establishments accept credit cards, but it’s always good to have some pesos on hand.

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