Spanish & English
Mexican Peso. U.S. dollars, traveler's checks and credit cards are widely accepted in Mazatlán.
Itineraries that visit
7-Night Mexican Riviera Cruise
15-Night Panama Canal Cruise - West
15-Night Panama Canal Cruise - East
Beach & Water
Soak up the sun, sand and surf in the "land of deer."
Stroll through the hustle and bustle of the Mercado or the Zona Dorada and shop amidst a plethora of charming shops and boutiques. Sail to Deer Island or sunbathe and swim at one of Mazatlán's many popular beaches. Stand in the shadow of the majestic 19th-century Mazatlán cathedral, or people-watch in Zocalo Centro, the main square of the city. Treat yourself to a scenic horseback ride or compete in a fun-filled game of golf amidst a backdrop of gentle rolling hills and unspoiled coastline. Take a hike up a nearby hill to the 19th-century El Faro lighthouse and marvel at the view, or simply enjoy a leisurely walk along the waterfront street known as the Malecón, where a myriad of seafood restaurants, bars and boutiques await your arrival.
Mazatlán is known as the shrimp capital of Mexico.
The total population of Mazatlán is approximately 600,000.
Mazatlán is Mexico's principal Pacific coast port for fishing and trade. It is the largest port between Los Angeles and the Panama Canal.
Mazatlán means "place of deer" in the age-old Nahuatl language.
Mazatlán's famous Teatro Angela Peralta theater was named after a very popular opera singer — Angela Peralta — who passed away just before giving a long-awaited performance in the city.