If you are planning a cheap holiday in Mazatlan, with family or friends and you need some inspiration, lowcostholidays.com has some great tips on what to see and do.
Beaches in Mazatlan:
- Mazatlán has one of the longest stretches of uninterrupted beach in Mexico. At low tide you can walk out more than 50 meters. It’s made up of 21 km of white and smooth sands and a sea of turquoise tranquillity.
- Mazatlan holidays offer various types of beaches for all tastes. Surfers or lovers of high waves will be more than satisfied at Olas Altas, Playa Los Pinos by Valentino's or Playa Bruja.
- If you want to relax while listening to the peaceful sound of the waves, you should experience Playa Norte in Olas Altas and Playa Los Cerritos. If you want to enjoy the beach in a party atmosphere you ought to try the Playa Las Gaviotas and Playa Sabalo that span the Zona Dorada.
- There is so much choice for activities on your holidays to Mazatlan, your only problem is figuring out how to fit it all in. From fishing, sailing, surfing, parasailing and kayaking to shopping, fine dining and dancing, Mazatlán provides something for everyone to enjoy.
- There are many Mazatlan attractions, including a vast choice of activities both in and out of the water. Wave runners, parasailing and horseback riding are available at all the beaches, along with football and volleyball courts.
- There is so much to do in the city, however one thing not to miss is a ride on a "Pulmonia", which is a kind of small motorised carriage. It is the perfect way to cool off and tour the city.
- Every year between December and March, huge pods of whales make their way into the Sea of Cortez to calve, and many humpback continue down to Puerto Vallarta where they will have their babies. A whale watching trip is a must if you’re travelling in these months, you'll have an opportunity to see real live whales, up close and personal, don’t forget your camera!
- While on your holidays in Mazatlán, you’ll enjoy a wide variety of night spots, shows and bars; some feature live music while others offer a diverse selection of the best music from around the world.
- Don't miss out on visiting Fiesta Land, home to the famous Bora Bora nightclub and a little further on you'll find the world famous bar Senor Frog's, featuring techno on Fridays and it gets very crowded on Saturdays as well. A few more steps and you'll arrive at the newest Mazatlan nightclub El Coliseo, with a fantastic lightshow, northern music and lots of people dancing.
Popular Attractions on Holidays to Mazatlan:
- Mazatlan Cathedral is a beautiful church located in the middle of the old city. It is considered to be the most beautiful in northwest Mexico.
- Mazatlan's Carnival is not to be missed and is considered one of the three most important in the world and dates back all the way back to1898. With the music of "La Tambora Sinaloense", the city turns into a huge party. The parade has an atmosphere of excitement and music; elaborately decorated floats, costumes, fireworks and a multitude of characters fill the streets, full of enthusiasm and joy for this exciting, world renowned celebration.
- Those who want to satisfy their cultural hunger will find the Archaeological Museum of Mazatlan worth a visit, it features some pieces dating back 2000 years, and will take you on a journey through all the major historical eras.