Mazatlan is surrounded by unique spaces

Mazatlan Beach

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.

Teacpan beach with boats

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.

The Quelite

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.

El quelite Mazatlan

Teacapán

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.

Teacapán

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.

The Jewels of the Pacific in Mazatlan

Sunset at Mazatlan Beach

To get to know the Jewels of the Pacific you only need to take one of the flights to Mazatlan and visit its beaches, because that is how many locals and visitors refer to its beautiful coasts. Therefore, it is time to put aside the stress and convince yourself to go and enjoy each of them.

The safety pins of Mazatlan

Many are the attractive beaches of the port of Mazatlan, but perhaps one of the most visited is the one of Olas Altas, from the jetty and in front of the pier, this beach has intense waves that take advantage of the practice of surfing. Many terraces of hotels have its view on this symbolic beach that has witnessed many stories and is a historical symbol of the city.

North beach is also one of the most beautiful, it usually has a very gentle wave so it is perfect for the whole family, it is part of the main bay of Mazatlan, so during the sunsets the postcards of the silhouettes of the fishermen arriving to the port are a classic.
Gaviotas and Camarón beaches, are undoubtedly some of the most attractive beaches of the entire Mexican Pacific, are in the heart of the so-called Golden Zone, with its crystal clear waters and fine sand, in addition to its splendid sunsets.

The most unknown, but equally beautiful

A little further, away from the city center, there are two beautiful beaches for those seeking more privacy and an open place for water sports.
El Sabalo beach is one of the most exotic in a semi-virgin environment, it is the ideal place to relax away from the noise and to have attractive activities such as diving, water skiing, sailing, parachuting, boat rides or simply to enjoy the classic horseback riding on the beach.
Cerritos beach is the second one that has nothing to envy to others, being away from traditional routes gives a quiet and solitude difficult to overcome. Its landscapes of cliffs and hills are wonderful, along with its amazing sunsets.

Barras Piaxtla Sea at Mazatlan

Paradisiacal beaches near Mazatlan

Towards the north of Mazatlan, in the direction of Los Mochis and less than an hour away, there is a paradise corner called Las Barras de Piaxtla, and the landscapes here take your breath away. In addition, in the rocky areas of the shore you can discover unique and interesting petroglyphs baptized by the locals as “Las Labradas”, thousands of years of constant waves haven´t been able to erase these primitive vestiges of the ancient inhabitants of this paradise.
Towards the south of Mazatlan, also just over an hour away from the community of Escuinapa, there is Teacapán in the area of the National Marshes, and its beaches are the most extraordinary in this region of the country. Its horizons of palm trees, mango trees, of avocado, its palapas, palm huts and its soft waves beaches make it a place without complaints for the most demanding “beachgoers”.
Set the dates and check the flights to Mazatlan and let yourself fall in love with the Mexican Pacific Jewels, as you won´t regret going through them and resting in each of them as you deserve.

 

Mazatlan a sports ground

Beach Melfork
Mazatlan

 

Renowned for its 20 kilometers of warm beaches, exquisite cuisine, 7 kilometers of spectacular Malecón, the tallest natural lighthouse in the world, the Carnival with the greatest tradition in Mexico, cradle of traditional band music and the most important Historic Center of the northwest, Mazatlan is considered a beach destination par excellence. Thanks to its extraordinary location, in the Pearl of the Pacific you can perform many sports, among which are fishing, golf and surfing as the main ones, some of these sports are even the biggest reason why people take one of the many flights to Mazatlan, as well as being a perfect city to rest, it is also to spend exciting moments in each of them.

 

Sport Fishing is unique in its kind

Mazatlan is recognized in the sport fishing environment as the largest fish trap in the world, since the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez join there, leading to the formation of the largest fish bank in the country. It has a large number of species such as pelagic, marlin and tuna, even coastal species. The ideal places to do freshwater fishing in Mazatlan are the Picachos Dam and the El Salto Dam.

 

The best golf courses in Mexico

It is the sport in Mazatlan with great followers for having the golf courses that are among the best in the country for the artisanal care of the grass and a beautiful view of the sea, that make the experience of playing golf in the destination unique. Some golf courses where experts can play or practice this fascinating sport in Mazatlan are El Cid Resorts, Estrella del Mar, Club Campestre, Marina Mazatlan and Pacific Golf Center. Among those that are considered first class are El Cid Resorts, designed by Lee Treviño, Estrella del Mar, a project by Robert Tren Jones Jr. and Marina Mazatlan, designed by the famous architect David Flemming, they have made several tournaments national and international as their extensions make them very challenging.

 

Golf at beach

Here you can ride perfect waves

Mazatlan is one of the tourist places of Mexico, ideal for surfing because of its extraordinary waves and its warm sea. Professionals of water sports, both national and foreign, live a great experience on their beaches so that on several occasions has been carried out “The National Surfing Games”, for having the air and land connectivity to the main cities of the country , in addition to meeting the demands for such an important event. Likewise, the place allows surfers to practice some kite surfing, and the destination has wonderful beaches where waves can break to the right, to the left or to both sides.

The Pearl of the Pacific has developed various land and water sports for the enjoyment of its visitors, in addition to offering first class hotels, restaurants with excellent cuisine, the warmth of the inhabitants and excellent terrestrial, air and sea connectivity, so there is no pretext not to search between the many flights to Mazatlan and enjoy the best experience.