The port of Mazatlan is well known for its history, its beaches and its tropical climate, however, its surroundings are places that can be an excellent excuse to get out of the bunk and take a short walk to marvel at the uniqueness and beauty of these sites that you should know in our next search for flights to Mazatlan.
The areas of Mazatlan
Mazatlan today is divided into the downtown area, with its boutique hotels, small museums, restaurants, the Ángela Peralta theater and the boardwalk that overlooks the beach of Olas Altas where the statue of a motorcyclist permanently enjoying the sea paying tribute to his character most outstanding popular, Pedro Infante, the actor that the Mexican grandmothers still remember with tears in their eyes.
To the north is the Golden Zone, with its large hotels of the 80s and 90s, as well as its golf courses, to top off what is known as the New Mazatlan that houses the most recent construction lodging establishments. Very close to here, in the municipality of San Ignacio are “Las Labradas”, which is a set of huge monoliths piled on the beach, whose walls were carved surprising figures both for the beauty of its abstract elaboration, and for the good state they are in.
This town is not only a picturesque Sinaloan town, but also it is one of the sites that offer the best of the rural gastronomy of the state, and although there are several options, the Meson of the Laureanos of Dr. Marcos Osuna, is the most recognized for its gastronomic offer, which is really memorable. With its classic carnitas, barbecue, beef tongue in green sauce, pig’s trotters, roast beef, chicken consommé and an almost endless list of desserts that include cast corn tamales, capirotada, corn custard and sweet potato with pineapple, these are some of the reasons why the restaurant fills up on weekends. The Quelite has other attractions for tourism, such as a ranch for the procreation of fighting cocks and one of the most important ornamental fish breeding sites in northwestern Mexico.
One hour from Mazatlan by road, heading to the southern tip of the state are Teacapán, a small town that connects with a system of salty lagoons, mangroves and marshes, among which is a pre-Hispanic pyramid built exclusively of shells. The abundance of marine food, as well as the protection offered by the mangroves and channels, explain the presence of thousands of birds of different species.
These are just some of the magnificent towns that surround Mazatlan, and that you can visit on your next trip. As you can read, it is a destination that beyond the richness of a centennial city, houses its fantastic surroundings that will give all those who buy their flights to Mazatlan, something more than a simple trip on the beach to sunbath a little and swim in the sea. Walk the city and its surroundings to discover the wonder of place you are visiting and dare to know more about it.