Mazatlan Vacations

Mazatlan's attractions range from the vertical (the second tallest lighthouse in the world at 515 feet, parasailing along miles of sandy shore, eco-tours in the surrounding hills) to the horizontal (lazing on a chaise longue with a good book, getting a massage at one of the city's new spas, walking the historic streets of the Centro Historico, ... Read more
filled with excellent dining and shopping). Mazatlan offers more cultural highlights, festivals and walking districts than just about any other town in the country. Couple this with magnificent beaches and a low-key atmosphere (read: go to Cabo San Lucas or Cancun for your spring break party needs), and you can see why Mazatlan was recently voted a favorite destination in Mexico by Mexicans themselves.

Mazatlan places to stay and top hotels

Mazatlan things to do and experiences

  • Old Mazatlan
    9.324 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Neighborhood
    Popular withFoodiesFamilies
  • Olas Altas beach
    9.217 reviews
    Outdoors, Beaches and Watersports, Beach
    Popular withFamiliesOutdoorsy
  • Stone Island
    9.513 reviews
    Popular withFamiliesAdventure
  • Golden Zone
    9.213 reviews
    Shopping, Outdoors
    Popular withFoodiesLuxury




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Top Mazatlan restaurants

  • Panama
    10.06 reviews
    Popular withFoodiesBackpackers
  • Pancho's
    9.88 reviews
    Tapas/Small Plates, Breakfast & Brunch, Tex-Mex
    Popular withFoodiesFamilies
  • Mr. Lionso Playa Bruja
    9.25 reviews
    Seafood, Breakfast & Brunch
    Popular withFamiliesAdventure
  • Topolo
    9.54 reviews
    Popular withFoodiesArtsy

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Mazatlan reviews & trip reports

  • 9.8
    Family Travelers
  • 8.0
    Nightlife Lovers
  • 8.0
    Outdoor Enthusiasts
  • 7.0
    History Buffs
  • 7.0
    Adventure Travelers

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Tlalnepantla, Mexico

A great place to relax and have a good day in the beach and in the night go to a club

Recommended for:Outdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersFamily Travelers
Wellington, New Zealand

This is yet another gorgeous little beach town nestled amongst the cliffs of the Pacific Coast. The charm of this city lies in its old town where you'll find museums, theatres and some absolutely wonderful restaurants. Make sure you make it back to the beach to watch the sunset though - they are simply breathtaking.

Mexico City, Mexico

Amazing place to trip with the complete family. Kids-safe. Calm ocean. Nice people.

Recommended for:Outdoor EnthusiastsFamily Travelers
Seattle, Washington, USA

In our short period in Mazatlan we opted for the scenic drive to the Golden Zone. Endless beaches with gorgeous resorts. We avoided the shops and instead throughly enjoyed beach time. However, be prepared to be approached by vendor after vendor. There are many water sport options all along the beaches from jet skis to parasailing. When your hungry the golden zone offers numerous options. My favorite part was the drive and seeing the diverse options available in Mazatlan - street markets, historic towns, art all over the streets and of course the beautiful scenery. I will definitely want to come back to discover more.

Recommended for:Outdoor EnthusiastsHistory BuffsAdventure TravelersNightlife Lovers
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Went with my family when I was young and really loved the tropical aspects of it. The beaches and ocean weren't all that great but I loved the plants and animals. Seeing iguanas in the wild for my first time was really exciting.

Recommended for:Family Travelers
Bangkok, Thailand

Very good place, I like. Have good beach and people are very friendly. I like old city of Mazatlan.

Cresskill, New Jersey

Spring break extraodinaire. Great for college kids. Cheap east and drinks, hotels are fine and the living is easy!


Mazatlan is an amazingly fun city! Rent jet skis to explore the ocean or explore the nightlife.

Local from Mazatlan, Mexico

Mazatlan is such an amazing place. There is always something for everyone here. For more information check us out at

New York State

Mazatlan has a good mix of art, culture, relaxing beaches and city life. The people are incredibly friendly and the food is delicious.