Mazatlan Sights

The Zona Dorada—the start of which is marked by a kitschy white castle that houses a dining and dancing complex—has blocks of high-rise hotels, shops (including car-rental offices and a few pharmacies), restaurants, and nightclubs, along with the city's best swimming beaches. The malecón connects this zone with the historic center to the south. The southern part of the city is where all of

Mazatlán's charm lies, along with most of the museums and sights. There are some stunning viewpoints from the seaside promenade on this end, but there's virtually no beach access unless you want to do as the locals do and pick your way over rocks to catch the sunset from one of the jetties.

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Acuario Mazatlán

  • Zoo/Aquarium

A perfect child-pleaser—and a lot of fun for adults, too—Mazatlán's homey little aquarium has more than 50 tanks with sharks, sea...

Bosque de la Ciudad

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The city's best (read: only) real park is around the corner from the aquarium. With 29 acres of shaded playgrounds, trails, and a train...

Catedral de Mazatlán

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

A new lighting scheme gives nighttime drama to the bright yellow spires of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, which have towered...

Cerro del Vigía

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

The view from Lookout Hill is fantastic, but the road up from Paseo del Centenario is steep and confusing; take a pulmonía. At the top...

El Faro (The Lighthouse)

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

The best view in Mazatlán gets you some exercise, too—a 30- to 45-minute climb along natural trails and rough-hewn stairs to the lighthouse...

Malecón

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

A long, gorgeous waterfront makes Mazatlán a great city for walking, biking, or rollerblading. The malecón, a sidewalk atop the 10-km-long...

Museo Arqueológico de Mazatlán

  • Museum/Gallery

The black-and-red pottery of the Totorame (an indigenous tribe that inhabited the area until 200 years before the Spanish arrived) highlights...

Museo de Arte de Mazatlán

  • Museum/Gallery

The revival of the Centro Histórico has injected new relevance into this small museum. Beyond recognized Mexican artists like José...

Playa Camarón Sábalo

  • Beach–Sight

This beach is just north of Playa las Gaviotas on the map but a couple of notches lower on the energy scale. Although hotels and sports...

Playa Escondida

  • Beach–Sight

Relentless condo construction is creeping along the 6 km (4 mi) stretch of sand between Marina Mazatlán and Punta Cerritos, so Hidden...

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