Travel By Fingertip...Mazatlan

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Points of Interest in Mazatlan


Playa Sabalo and Playa las Gaviotas are the two main beaches skirting the Zona Dorada. Along with all the hotel amenities available, water related and other wise, they are are full of vendors selling everything from silver to coconuts. Playa Norte is a long stretch south of the Zona Dorada, that can by rocky in places. North of the Zona Dorada are most of the surfing beaches, Playa los Cerritos and Playa Olas Altas among them, spectacular but not for swimming. A short boatride to Isla de los Venados introduces small, pristine cove-like beaches, great for swimming and exploration. What was once 10 miles of unspoiled beaches on Playa Isla de la Piedra is now partly under development, but always worth a day of fun.

Zona Dorada

Main beachfront hotel, shopping and restaurant area. 

Isla de los Pajaros, Isla de los Venados, Isla de los Chivos

Island of Birds, Deer and Goat, respectively, making for striking rock formations along the Zona Dorada.


Area around the main Plaza Revolucion with its elaborate Victorian bandstand. City project under way to restore all the colonial townhouses and make the area traffic free.

Mazatlan Cathedral

With its triple altar, worth a visit. Near the Plaza. Teatro Angela Peralta: Beautifully restored 19th century theater, declared a National Monument. Addr: Two blocks from the Plaza.

El Faro

Perched on top of Cerro de Creston, a lighthouse second only to Gibraltar in altitude and with a sight range of 36 nautical miles. Located at the tip of Paseo Centenario and a good 30 minute straight up hike

Acuario Mazatlan

One of the best aquariums in the country. Daily 9:30am-6:30pm. Addr: Ave. de los Deportes. Ph: 69/81-78-15.