Meet Me in Mazatlán
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
Daring divers plunge into the sea from this high platform, a tradition that dates to the early 1960s.
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.
Vendors rove the beach with Mexican handicrafts and other wares.
Eat It Up
The municipal market's food stands serve popular Mexican fare including tacos, burritos, and seviche.
At Topolo, watermelon-red walls set off flavorful dishes amusingly billed as "contemporary Prehispanic cuisine."
Open taxis called pulmonías make sightseeing an adventure. The town’s signature transport, these zippy rides suit Mazatlán’s relaxed, tropical spirit.
The 19th-century Basilica of Immaculate Conception rises beside the zócalo, or main square. The cathedral's elaborate interior attracts architecturally minded visitors.