Mazatlán

All About Mazatlán


Mazatlán is one of the most diverse and interesting cities in Mexico. It is known as “The Pacific Pearl” for its natural beauty and stunning beaches.

Mazatlán is one of the few tourist destinations that have hotels, beaches, bars, and restaurants, but also with history and culture.

Founded in 1531, the city was originally populated by European immigrants who left their mark on local traditions. The city has American and Asian influence as well. The typical band music is a legacy of the German migration in past centuries.

Mazatlán is at the junction between the northern region, the west and the northeastern states of Mexico. As a result, it is a mixture of cultures and customs both Mexican and foreign: in the city live thousands of American and Canadian retirees.

The Historical Center is the heart of art and culture in the city. Its architecture transports us to the 19th century and is reminiscent of other cities such as New Orleans, San Juan Puerto Rico and Havana, Cuba.

Mazatlán has experienced astounding growth in recent years with new developments of condominiums, hotels and shopping centres. This renewal is showing no signs of slowing down, and the city will certainly continue to grow in the coming years.

Gastronomy is another strong point in our beautiful city. In Mazatlán, we have the best seafood from all over the country, as well as international food.

Mazatlán’s beaches are ideal for sunbathing and swimming in the sea, as well as surfing, kayaking or catamaran sailing, jet-skiing, snorkeling on the island of Venados and renting a boat or yacht to go fishing in the high seas. Mazatlán is a paradise for sport fishing. In winter season whales and dolphins can be observed. Mazatlán is all this and much more.