Vacations to Mazatlan are a great way to experience authentic Mexico because it is both a bustling city and resort town all in one. Resting on a peninsula fringed by miles of sandy beaches around a sheltered harbour, Mazatlan enjoys idyllic weather and spectacular sunsets... and visitors enjoy some of the best value vacations to be found in Mexico!
Just south of the Tropic of Cancer, Mazatlan is the most important port on Mexico's Pacific Coast. Full of contrasts, this city is one of the country's oldest tourist resorts and the site of one of the world's three major carnivals, comparable only to those in New Orleans and Rio de Janeiro.
Tourists in search of deep-sea fishing first put Mazatlan on the map - and the sailfish and marlin fishing is excellent, especially between November and May. However today it's a great choice for anyone looking for an atmosphere less crowded and international than found at some of the newer resort towns.
Mazatlan vacations always have a surprises in store. Wandering through the city and its historic center, sunbathing on its magnificent beaches, traveling to the islands using every imaginable form of transport, gazing at the horizon from hills such as El Faro and El Cerro de la Nevería, enjoying one of the most elaborate regional seafood cuisines, participating in the carnival, and sailing or sport fishing are some of the things that have made Mazatlan vacations famous the world over.