Your City Guide

Click here for a list of the best El Centro Accommodation plus a list of Economy Hotels.

Good Eats
Eat with the locals, here are a few of their Favorites. Find the best Seafood.

Strolling The Malecón
Mazatlán's waterfront walkway takes you across town from El Centro to the Zona Dorada. Click for a tour.

Restoring A National Monument
Take a look at the Plaza Marchado and other El Centro neighborhoods and theirBeautifully Restored 19th century buildings.

The Lively Waterfront
Spend the day by the sea, from the beautiful bay at Olas Altas to the Fishermen bringing in the early morning catch at Playa Norte, a dip in the surf, some fresh seafood and a cold beer at Playa Norte.

Sailing, eco-tours, surfing, golf and lots more await. Click here for some options.

The Market
The Central Market is mobbed daily with locals and tourists. Try on a new shirt or get a fresh pig's head for Pozole, have lunch in an upstairs restaurant for $3.00.

Arts and crafts by local and national artists can be found in several Galleries



MAZATLÁN TRAVEL… information for travelers, tours,
accommodation, restaurants, entertainment and more!

Discover the best of Mazatlan here and plan your visit


Looking for a quiet hotel or Bed & Breakfast, some fresh seafood, a round of golf, sailing,
fishing in the Sea of Cortez, or just a afternoon at the beach under a shady palapa?
Su Mazatlan is your visitors guide to the city, events and activities.

Mazatlan has been a tourist destination since the 40s when businesses started building hotels at Olas Altas beach. By the 50s it became a popular playground for John Wayne and other movie stars up until the late 60s.

Since then the new Zona Dorada, the Gold Zone to the north, has become the location for new resort hotels, condos and shopping centers. The old city, now known as the Centro Historico (Historical Center) lost favor with tourists and locals and the cities old 19th century buildings fell into decay.


Since 2000 Mazatlan has been going through a major facelift with the restoration of the
famous Plaza Machado and many of the historic old buildings in the area.


Old Mazatlan is an attractive alternative destination to the modern higher priced resorts that have become common all over the world. There is a good selection of small hotels, Bed & Breakfasts and apartments to choose from with beaches, restaurants and entertainment nearby.


Mazatlan, unlike the modern resorts of Xtapa & Cancun, was an established port city long before tourism arrived. Indian tribes settled here centuries before a Spanish banker named Machado arrived and established commercial relations with vessels calling at Mazatlán from North & South America.

Today the area population of Mazatlan is about 400,000 with two distinctive zones, the old Centro Historico and the newer Zona Dorado, where most of the resort hotels and new housing developments are located.

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