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3 Days in Mazatlan: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, April 2013

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The city of Mazatlan, on the west coast of Mexico, is unique among beach resort areas with its mix of historic and contemporary. Here when the weather is cloudy or the skin is too burned, there’s a real city with character to explore beyond the surf. While tourism is important here, it’s not the only game in town. This keeps prices in check and means you can meet plenty of locals who don’t have anything to do with catering to visitors. Mazatlan can keep you occupied for a week-long vacation, but here are the highlights for a quick visit.

Day 1 – Enjoy your first full day with some beach time, either where your hotel is located or on an excursion to Stone Island or Estero Ecological Reserve. If staying close to your hotel, take a Hobe Cat sailboat ride to see the coast and Deer Island from the water. Dine on seafood by the water for lunch and take a stroll on the beach at sunset.

Day 2 – Take a pulmonia for transportation and if you’re a family, visit the local aquarium and bird complex. Otherwise head to Machado Plaza and tour the historic zone by foot. Visit the local church and market on the edge, then return to the square for lunch. Walk a few blocks west and walk along the sea on the malecon. Return here for a drink after visiting El Faro nearby by pulmonia or return to your hotel.

Day 3 – Venture into the countryside to go ziplining or explore villages, or take one of the other excursion trips for a nature tour. Spend the rest of the day enjoying the beach and dining near your hotel.

Tours & Tickets

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Mazatlan Canopy Zipline Tour plus Mezcal Tasting

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

See the jungle from a bird’s-eye view as you glide through a tropical forest along ziplines in the Sierra Madre foothills, east of Mazatlán. Afterward, ...  Read more

Location: Mazatlan, Mexico
Duration: 4-5 hours

From USD $74.99

Mazatlan Shore Excursion: Estero Ecological Reserve Jungle Tour

3 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

While your cruise is in port, take a Mazatlan shore excursion to the Estero Ecological Reserve to see some Mexican wildlife. As you ride on a boat through the ...  Read more

Location: Mazatlan, Mexico
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $44.99

La Noria Blue Agave Mezcal Tour from Mazatlan

Explore the colonial village of La Noria, east of Mazatlán, to learn about the cultural traditions of rural Mexico. Peruse handmade wares such as leather ...  Read more

Location: Mazatlan, Mexico
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $44.99

Mazatlan City Sightseeing Tour

Discover the hidden gems of Mazatlan on a 3.5-hour guided walking tour, exploring the golden zone as well as the city's oldest neighborhoods. Visit famous ...  Read more

Location: Mazatlan, Mexico
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $29.99

Day Trip to El Quelite from Mazatlan

Experience the charm of rural Mexico on a day trip to the colonial town of El Quelite. Enjoy a walk around the riverside village of red-roofed adobe houses and ...  Read more

Location: Mazatlan, Mexico
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $44.99

Mazatlan Shore Excursion: City Tour and Cliff Diving Show

When in port in Mazatlan, take a guided walking tour of the city, learn about its history and discover its hidden gems. You'll see the famous cliff divers and ...  Read more

Location: Mazatlan, Mexico
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $29.99

Mazatlan Shore Excursion: Stone Island Adventure Tour

While you're in port in Mazatlan, take this island adventure tour to Stone Island! On this shore excursion, you'll enjoy the beauty and fun of Mazatlan without ...  Read more

Location: Mazatlan, Mexico
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $39.99
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