Mazatlan - Mexico Destination Information
Mazatlan means "place of deer and venison", in the Nahuatl dialect. The Pacific Pearl, as it is referred to, has one of the largest ocean promenades and consists of 11 miles of continuous beach. The hospitality of the Mazatlan population is a quality that sets it apart. Mazatlan is known as a fisherman's paradise with tuna, marlin, and swordfish galore. Golf enthusiasts flock to Mazatlan to tee up on the new championship golf courses. Temperatures in the 80's make Mazatlan the delight of sun worshipers and the sports-minded alike.
Blessed with one of the longest stretches of beaches in the country, it's perfect for swimming and watersports all year round. There are plenty of sights as well. The downtown city has been restored and visitors can walk to see the Angela Peratta Theatre or the museum. Off the coast road is Mexico's largest aquarium. Several islands make excellent day trips: Isla de los Pajaros for bird-watching, Isla de Venados for snorkeling and Isla de los Chivos for a quiet, romantic beach picnic.
Fun Fact: Mazatlan is Mexico's principal Pacific coast port for fishing and trade. It once served as a port for Spanish galleons loading up on gold and silver. Today it is the largest port between Los Angeles and the Panama Canal.
Hotels and Resorts in Mazatlan, Mexico
|Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay Resort & Spa All-Inclusive Available
|El Cid El Moro Beach Hotel All-Inclusive Available
|El Cid Marina Beach Hotel All-Inclusive Available
|Pueblo Bonito Mazatlan, All Suites Resort
|Riu Emerald Bay All-Inclusive
|El Cid Castilla Beach Hotel All-Inclusive Available
|Oceano Palace Beach Hotel
|El Cid Granada Country Club All-Inclusive Available
|Fiesta Inn Mazatlan All-Inclusive Available
|Hotel Playa Mazatlan
|Luna Palace Hotel & Suites