Mazatlan Sinaloa

Mazatlan Sinaloa

Mazatlan is a city in the Mexican State of Sinaloa. It is located on the Pacific coast, just across from the southernmost tip of the Baja California peninsula.

Mazatlán, Sinaloa

"Place of the deer"
Mazatlan Sinaloa
Mazatlan Sinaloa
Mazatlan Sinaloa
Mazatlan Sinaloa
Mazatlan Sinaloa
    Mazatlan is a city in the Mexican State of Sinaloa. It is located on the Pacific coast, just across from the southernmost tip of the Baja California peninsula.

    Mazatlan is a Nahuatl word meaning "place of the deer." The city was founded in the 1820s. By the mid-1800s a large group of immigrants had arrived from Germany. These new citizens developed Mazatlan into a thriving commercial seaport, importing equipment for the nearby gold and silver mines. It served as the capital of Sinaloa from 1859 to 1873. The German immigrants also influenced the music, Banda, which is an alteration of Bavarian folk music.

    Mazatlan, with a population of 352,471 (city) and 403,888 (municipality) as of the 2005 census, is the second-largest city in the state of Sinaloa (after Culiacan) and Mexico's largest commercial port. It is also a growing Real Estate hot-bed and a popular tourist destination, its beaches lined with resort hotels.

    Every year, "Mazatlan's Carnaval" is celebrated during the week before Ash Wednesday. There are many festivities, including the election of a Queen, huge parades, and balls. Mazatlan is home to the second largest Carnival (Mardi Gras) in the world, surpassed only by the celebration held in Rio de Janeiro (Wikipedia.org). For more information about the history of Mazatlan, please visit Wikipedia or GoMazatlan.com.

    Dining

    Gastronomy
    Mazatlan has some of the best seafood restaurants in the world. From modest-looking seafood stunner Los Arcos to first-class gourmet establishments, there are hundreds of delicious restaurants just waiting to be discovered! Some of the most popular restaurants are:

    • Los Arcos Restaurant
    • Mangos
    • Sombrero Bay
    • Ernie Tomatoes
    • The Shrimp Factory
    • Joe's Oyster Bar
    • The Sheik Restaurant
    • Cenaduría El Tunel
    • Gus Gus
    • Pedro & Lola
    • La Casa Country
    • Rico's Café (superb coffee)
    • Pura Vida
    • Latitud 21
    • Villa Italia
    • When Pigs Fly
    • Panchos
    • La Puntilla
    • Costa Marinera
    • Restaurante Bar Tequila's
    • Señor Pepper
    • Burger King
    • Dairy Queen
    • McDonald's
    • Subway
    • Dominos Pizza

    Entertainment

    Golden Zone
    Mazatlan's Golden Zonee is world-famous for its shopping. As you can see from this home-made map, the Golden Zone is a little nugget of paradise for anyone looking for some serious retail-therapy, or even just a souvenir or two.

    The Golden Zone has also become a hot area for property investment. With its excellent location, Real Estate in the Golden Zone is not just for hotels and stores anymore!

    Downtown
    Mazatlan's historic Old Town is not to be missed! In it lies the cultural heart of the city, including such attractions as Teatro Angela Peralta, Plazuela Machado, the Plaza de la Revolución, and the Catedral de la Purísima Concepción. Theatre, dance and symphonic performances are frequently held at the Peralta Theatre, and the Plazas and Plazuelas are great places to soak up true Mexican night-life.

    Golf & Adventure

    Golf
    For golf enthusiasts, Mazatlan is a dream destination! Visitors have the opportunity to play golf at either of the following first–class courses: The El Cid Country Club, which offers an 18–hole championship course and nine new holes designed by Lee Trevino; or the Estrella del Mar, an 18–hole course designed by Robert Trent Jones which is located on Stone Island, a short shuttle trip from many Mazatlán resorts. There are two new golf courses being developed at the moment; we will let you know about their opening in our Press Room.

    Adventure
    Mazatlan is home to some of the best fishing and hunting in all of México. Throughout its year-round fishing season, one can catch Striped Marlin, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Dorado, Bonita, Yellow Fin Tuna and Wahoo. We recommend www.starfleet.com.mx and www.fishingwiththechapman.com. Hunting tours are also a great activity to do in Mazatlan. Duck and dove hunting are the most popular, but several species populate the area, including quail, deer and wild pig. Many hunting tours and clubs are available, such as Pichigüila Club, North America's premier Wild Duck Shooting Destination, located at Chiricahueto Lagoon.

    Mazatlan is a fantastic destination for visitors interested in conservation and eco-tourism. Highlights include bird-watching, hikes through the Sierra Madre Mountains, and kayak adventures through the pristine and ecologically important mangroves on the coast. Tours are offered to the El Verde Sea Turtle Conservation Center, as well as to Teacapan, El Caimanero and Stone Island.

    Please visit www.pacificpearl.com, Viajes El Sábalo, or call one of the tour operators below for more information.

    Pronatours 913-33-33
    Servicios Turísticos Sábalos 983-19-33/914-30-09
    Olé Tours 916-62-87/ 916-62-88/ 913-22-22
    Playa Sol Tours 913-77-77/ 913-77-01
    Viajes Polón 914-02-00
    Creston Tours 914-25-99/ 914-03-44

    Other developments

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