Mazatlan is one of Mexico’s affluent cities. With a low population composed of warm and friendly people and with attributes combining culture, history, and scenic attractions, Mazatlan is nicknamed Pearl of the Pacific for all the right reasons. Highlighted by miles of pristine beaches, beautiful seaside esplanade, and enchanting lagoons, Mazatlan is definitely the perfect choice for a memorable and rewarding getaway.
Mazatlan is one of Mexico’s most popular destinations, embracing millions of tourists from near and far. Visitors of Mazatlan enter the gorgeous city via Mazatlan International Airport (General Rafael Buelna International Airport) or any other airports via Mexico City. The city also has bustling ports that welcome cruise ships which include Mazatlan in their trip. Getting around is pretty much smooth as there are public transport such as buses and taxis that route in the city’s major points. Pulmonía, an open-type taxi unique to this side of Mexico, heighten the trip and is a popular choice among tourists.
What makes visitors occupied all throughout the holiday are Mazatlan’s spotless beaches and the largest boardwalk in Latin America. Apart from swimming and beach-lounging, upbeat water-related activities such as parasailing and waterskiing are carried-out as well. Playa Burja, found on the north side of Mazatlan, has distinguished spots excellent for surfing.
With waves that reach up to 10 feet, this side of the city easily magnets surf enthusiast and thrill-seekers. Since this side does not receive much hype, the serene atmosphere of Playa Burja is ideal for total relaxation and slowing things down. With a semi-topical weather, any form of outdoor recreation can be carried-out in the city.
Apart from the waters, visitors look forward to Mazatlan’s nightlife and party scene. As soon as the sun takes a break, the city turns into an upbeat, lively place for the pleasure of party people. Mazatlan also has the most colorful five-day festival happening every February and tourists await this high-spirited tradition. Live bands, street vendors, food and drinks and non-stop fun happen in the Old Town of Mazatlan during the entire festival week, the reason why it is tagged as one of the biggest festivals in the world.
From rustic and shabby beach-side gazebo to intimate and high-class garden-setting, food enthusiasts adore a wide-range of restaurants found in Mazatlan. Being a coastal city makes the freshest catch of the day, most particularly prawns, the highlight of the dining scene. Pancho’s, Panama and Topolo are among the restaurants that get excellent reviews among tourists. With a long list of places to eat, there is one that suits and satisfies every discerning foodie.
It is quite impossible to resist Mazatlan’s exceptional beauty, and that is why visitors prefer to stay here quite longer. Casa Lucila Boutique Hotel and Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay are two of the upscale hotels that offer world-class amenities, while Captain Moe’s Bed & Breakfast and Casa De Leyendas are the most-recommended ones when it comes to homey ambiance and top-notch service. Because the city has impressive accommodations, finding the best home for the holidays completes the remarkable Mazatlan getaway.