My oh my, there’s so much to love about Mazatlán! Located along Mexico’s golden Pacific Coast, this city charms visitors with its delicious food, magnificent beaches and captivating culture. Need some tips on planning your next visit? Well, you’re in luck! Here’s our insider’s guide on all things Mazatlán.
Best Time to Travel
If you’re looking for the biggest bang for your buck, try planning your visit in October or November. Mazatlán’s rainy season ends in early September, so the fall is a prime time to enjoy clear skies and sunshine. The winter months can get hectic and pricy with holiday travel and fleeing snowbirds, but for good reason! Not only is the weather amazing, but December through March is peak whale-watching season. So, if you want to catch a tour while on vacay, plan accordingly!
What We Love
You don’t just earn the nickname “The Pearl of the Pacific” for no reason! In Zona Dorada, you’ve got hotels, bars, shops and restaurants along the dazzling golden sands of the city’s fabulous beaches. If you head down to Old Mazatlán, you’ll find quaint markets, historic churches, local cafes and old lighthouses, all speaking to the deep cultural roots of the seaside city.
If you’re a seafood lover, you’ll be in foodie heaven in Mazatlán. Because of its cool, clear waters, the city is renowned for its fresh catches–namely shrimp and tuna. You’ll find an array of delicious creations from a variety of restaurants, ranging from small beach shacks to luxurious, upscale dining experiences.
Where to Stay
You can never go wrong with an all-inclusive resort! Seriously, you’ll be taken care of from the moment you step foot in the lobby. Riu Emerald Bay is the ultimate fun-filled retreat for families and couples alike with state-of-the-art amenities and gorgeous ocean views.
If you’re looking to hit the greens while on vacay, check out Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay Beach Resort and Spa! Not only does it have offer access to a world-class golf club, but the resort is equipped with all-suite accommodations and a prime beachfront location in the luxurious community of New Mazatlán.
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