Voyage to the pearl of the pacific
With its miles of golden beaches, blue lagoons, and inviting islands, no wonder Mazatlan is known as “the Pearl of the Pacific”. It’s Mexico’s largest commercial port, home to the country’s largest shrimp fleet, and an angler’s dream, with its bounty of swordfish, marlin, tuna, and sailfish.
Centro Historico (Old Mazatlan) features traditional neighborhoods, markets and churches, while the Zona Dorada (Golden Zone) moves at a faster pace with its many restaurants, bars, and shops along the beachfront.
Visit the foothills of the famed Sierra Madre mountains, and explore the heart of the city—Plazuela Machado, Mazatlan’s original main square—which is bustling with cafes, restaurants, buskers, and musicians, and where the beautiful opera house, Teatro Angela Peralta, has hosted performances since 1873.
Spanning over 13 miles, this boardwalk, or Malecón, is considered one of the longest in the world. Not only an excellent spot for people watching, vendors of every type along with bars, restaurants, and shops can all be found here. The Malecón hosts several festivals and events throughout the year.
With over three decades of history, the Mazatlán Aquarium is one of the best in Latin America. The aquarium is divided into two main areas, the traditional aquarium portion and a botanical garden. Combined, over 200 species of animals from around the world can be seen.
Silently standing guard over the port, this lighthouse sits perched nearly 500 feet above on the summit of Cerro Creston. A quick hike to the top of the tallest natural lighthouse in North America will be rewarded with outstanding views of the town.
Mazatlan, Mexico At a glance