Meet Me in Mazatlán

This resort town's genuine Mexican character and vintage charm puts it on the map.

On the Rocks

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On the Rocks

Rock outcrops punctuate the miles-long beach. Local waters support a large fishing fleet and attract eager anglers for sportfishing.

Take a Dip

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Take a Dip

Daring divers plunge into the sea from this high platform, a tradition that dates to the early 1960s.

To Market, To Market

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To Market, To Market

The bustling municipal market rewards visitors with a dizzying array of household goods, produce, and protein from land and sea, all aglow in sunlight that pours through the old cast-iron structure.

Shoreside Shopping

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Shoreside Shopping

Vendors rove the beach with Mexican handicrafts and other wares.

Eat It Up

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Eat It Up

The municipal market's food stands serve popular Mexican fare including tacos, burritos, and seviche.

Colorful Cuisine

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Colorful Cuisine

At Topolo, watermelon-red walls set off flavorful dishes amusingly billed as "contemporary Prehispanic cuisine."

Breezy Ride

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Breezy Ride

Open taxis called pulmonías make sightseeing an adventure. The town’s signature transport, these zippy rides suit Mazatlán’s relaxed, tropical spirit.

Exquisite Architecture

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Exquisite Architecture

The 19th-century Basilica of Immaculate Conception rises beside the zócalo, or main square. The cathedral's elaborate interior attracts architecturally minded visitors.

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