Explore Mazatlán Beach and City
From Beaches to City to Fleets
Explore Mazatlán for a unique thrill among Mexican vacation destinations. While places such as Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, and Cabo San Lucas were built specifically for the tourist industry, Mazatlan is a beautiful old colonial town to explore. Mazatlán has over 500 years cultural heritage. It is a real working seaport with the largest shrimp-fishing fleet and the largest marina in Mexico. While it has beautiful tourist areas, large marinas and four huge golf courses, it is not a “Disney built” Mexico.
It has many many miles of beautiful white beaches, something not found in most of the other tourist areas of Mexico. There are more miles of beach than any other city in South America with the exception of Rio de Janeiro.
The city has many old traditions built around the people and is also host to the third largest Carnival in the world. Their Carnival or Mardi Gras is second only to Rio and New Orleans. It is definitely the “Pearl of the Pacific”. Temperatures here range from the mid 60’s to the mid 90’s.
There are many features of this resort town to explore. One may enjoy water sports, boating, surfing. For golf lovers, there are some of the best golf courses in Mexico. Of course, the local pride is in their reputation for deep sea fishing. For those looking for a trophy fish such blue or striped marlin, sail fish, yellow fin tuna or mahi mahi, Mazatlán is one of the best places in the world for this activity. It’s an exciting adventure that begins at sunrise when boats head for blue waters, some times only six miles out, where these fish are found in the deep waters of the Pacific.