Days & nights in Mazatlan

History and party nights craze in Mazatlán

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Nothing beats the warmth of the beautiful city of Mazatlán and its stunning beaches and being a year round travel destination, plenty of tourists flock to this city. The diversity of the locals contribute to the socially friendly atmosphere, you’ll fit right with the crowd in no time. There are no vast differences making for a fascinating tour.

What’s not to love about this fascinating city? To the American, European and Canadian retirees, Mazatlán is simply their home. If you’re wondering why, just come and visit and don’t forget to bring your ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) Visa for an incredible and hassle free fun urban adventure.

To make your itinerary easier to plan, concentrate on two popular areas of tourist interest which are the Zona Dorada and the Centro Historico. The latter sports various self-guided stops such as remarkable plazas and historic commercial buildings including sensational private residences. As soon as you start walking the streets of the old town, the classic feel of strolling past antiquated architectures brings back exhilarating memories.

If you love hiking, you will simply admire the breathtaking and scenic Lighthouse. It’s quite trivial to find but just ask for directions to Faro and the locals will point you to the right way. What’s stunning about the Lighthouse is that it’s basically the world’s highest working lighthouse, standing at astonishing 515 feet above sea level. This is perfect for seeing the whole of Mazatlán but bear in mind that in order to get there, you need to go past treacherous hills making your experience simply unrivaled.

"Church - Mazatlan, Centro" by Kfengler - Own work. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Church_-_Mazatlan,_Centro.jpg#mediaviewer/File:Church_-_Mazatlan,_Centro.jpg

“Church – Mazatlan, Centro” by Kfengler – Own work. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons –

One of the city’s famous plazas is the Machado Square which is also being considered as the jewel of the esoteric Centro Histórico. You’ll find the fascinating Teatro Angela Peralta on the west side built in the 1800s and fully restored in 1992. This is perfect for your romantic trip because the theater regularly offers lovely musicals and romantic shows. Just near the Teatro is a Spanish museum exhibiting the fascinating history of Mazatlán. Of course you’ll look for food and just at the northern side of the plaza are various restaurants that are also tourist-friendly. One of the favorites is the Pedro y Lola’s restaurant serving scrumptious meals. If you get the urge to burn through historical Spanish-written pages, head to the southern side where you’ll see the Universidad Politécnica de Sinaloa on Constitución. You can also visit various shops with fascinating local art for sale. Believe it or not, you’ll practically get the feeling that you’re in Paris when roaming around the plaza.

For a fascinating beach in the midst of the city, head straight to the scenic Olas Altas Beach. It sports a popular curving beach featuring various restaurants on the seaside. This stop is not to be missed and you won’t forget it because most of the hotels are just nearby.

The city also boasts of a very energetic nightlife; the likes of the Sumbawa, Joe’s Oyster, Valentino’s, and Señor Frog’s becomes absolutely crazy during American spring break. You know what this means, crazy coeds looking for fun. Precautions must be taken though because the various events during summer attract more than the number of visitors that the city can take.

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“Cliff diver” by Kfengler – Own work. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Have fun and don’t forget to bring your ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) Visa with you for an incredible and hassle free fun adventure

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