Activities & Sports
As a major fishing port, Mazatlan has superlative sportfishing, as well as many other watersports like surfing, parasailing, scuba diving, and kayaking. Eco-tourism outings, rocking climbing, and mountain biking are also available.
Dining & Nightlife
Fresh seafood, especially shrimp can be found at restaurants like long-time favourites El Shrimp Bucket and Cafe Pacifico. Lots of diverse menus to fit every taste and budget are available in Mazatlan.
The discotheques of Zona Dorada (Golden Zone) come alive in the evening. Hotspots like Bora Bora, Joe's Oyster Bar, and Senor Frog's are always popular.
The indoor central market is a must-see, with everything from jewelry to live chickens. You can also try La Gran Plaza shopping mall or NidArt, a unique place to buy handicrafts.
Flying time from:
Calgary: Approximately 4 hours 30 minutes
Vancouver: Approximately 4 hours 30 minutes
Currency: Mexican Pesos. U.S. currency widely accepted.
Climate: Sub-tropical with average tempuratures of 25'C
Electricity: Same as Canada and the U.S.
Canadian citizens require a valid passport or birth certificate and government issued photo ID (ie. drivers licences). All other nationalities please consult a vacation specialist or the Mexican consulate.
Note: Some hotels require credit card imprint upon check-in for any incidental charges. Hotel check-in is typically between 3pm and 4pm. If your flight arrives early, it is a good idea to pack essential items in your carry-on luggage (i.e. bathing suit, suntan lotion, medications, etc.), so you do not miss any valuable vacation time.
Mexican tourist cards are supplied & validated with vacation packages. Some restrictions apply to tourists 18 years & under, when travelling without parents. Contact the Mexican Government Tourist Office toll free at 1-800-446-3942.