“The Pearl of the Pacific,” Mazatlán welcomes discerning travelers with Old World charm, spectacular beaches, traditional celebrations, and modern amenities. Discover the colonial side of Mazatlán with its historic district, boasting quaint markets and cafés upon cobblestone streets, and marvel at one of the most beautiful structures in Mexico, the century-old Mazatlán Cathedral.
By the beach
Mazatlán is also known as the “colonial city on the beach” and welcomes shore lovers with more than 12 miles of sugar-white sand. For surfers, Playa Olas Altas, Playa Pinitos, and Playa Brujas offer some of the best waves in Mexico. For more tranquil retreats, Deer Island and Stone Island serve soft waves and sun-kissed sands. Spectacular rock formations and a pristine, powdery beach make Rock Island another wonderful spot in Mazatlán.
The Golden Zone
The city’s Zona Dorada, or the “Golden Zone,” wows with luxurious hotels, trendy nightclubs, world-class golf courses, and international restaurants, and has fostered Mazatlán’s recent surge in popularity. Carnival Cruise Line, NCL, Holland America, and Princess Cruises will be returning to the port within the next two years, and American Airlines added weekend flights to the colonial destination this past November. New hotels, like the Westin Hotel Sapphire, and the construction of a new Mazatlán Museum balance the city’s future with its storied past.
Where to stay
Located in the Golden Zona Marina, El Cid Marina Beach Hotel excites with numerous water activities like banana boats, hobie cat catamarans, jet skiing, and two pools, while spacious rooms boast fully-equipped kitchenette, wall-to-wall white tiles, a separate living area with two sofas, and private balcony or patio.
Also located in the Golden Zone, El Cid Castilla Beach is close to shopping, restaurants, activities, including a nightclub located on property and the fun favorite Senor Frog’s. Plus with clubs for kids and teens, parents can enjoy all the resort offers, including massage and body treatments, eight restaurants and room service, and El Cid Resorts & Country Club, accessible by free shuttle.
The only Four Diamond resort in Mazatlán and named the “Top Resort in Mazatlán” by Condé Nast Traveler, Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay excels with a private beach, a world-class spa, koi ponds, and décor inspired by Old Mazatlán. Don’t miss out on the swim-up bars, running path, furnished kitchenettes, and free Wi-Fi.
Hotel Playa Mazatlán offers unique “boutique” rooms, each one unique amenities and designs. Some offer wet bars, goose down pillows and sheets, vanity desk, upgraded furniture, and even spectacular views and access to the oceanfront and pools. If celebrating a honeymoon, choose the Cielito Lindo Penthouse with wraparound windows and a balcony off the living room for a romantic sunset dinner.
Whether pearl or gold, Mazatlán shimmers! Book your journey to this coastal gem now, and visit the city in February for its annual Carnaval with shows, parades, fireworks, and more!
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