A cruise to Mazatlán is the perfect occasion to become a Spanish conquistador. You will feel like a knight as you wander through the narrow alleyways of Centro Historico. Mazatlán’s nickname is Pearl of the Pacific because it is the birthplace of the Rivera’s commerce and culture, and you will want to conquer both.
There are many great places to fuel your conquest by dining on aguachile, fish tacos and ceviche tostadas. Every visitor needs time to relax, and the white sandy beaches of Mazatlán are the perfect Mexican Riviera location. Of course, you will want to pamper yourself before you arrive by taking a cruise to this beautiful city.
Top Attractions and Things to Do in Mazatlán
While the Spanish conquerors had to walk into battles, you have the option of conquering this city in many different ways when you take a cruise to Mazatlán. Horseback riding on the sunny beach is one popular option. You may also want to take a mountain ATV tour to explore the Sierra Madre Mountains. Alternatively, add conquering La Noria, La Vinata and Puerto de Canoa to your list by going on a tequila factory and farms bus tour.
You will find many delightful sidewalk cafes serving fresh seafood, where the staff will treat you like royalty. This city’s restaurants, like Mazatlán and El Presidio Cocina de México, are the perfect place to taste aguachile prepared in a molcajete. You can also find flavorful fish tacos in many different locations.
While you are thinking about all the fabulous things to do in Mazatlán, visit the local shopping scenes. Start by scooping up pottery, fabric and woodcarvings at the Arts and Crafts Center in the Zona Dorada, this city’s resort district. Stop at the Sea Shell City Museum before gathering fabulous seashells to add to your collection at their gift store.
Best Mazatlán Tips
One place you will not want to miss visiting is the Centro Historico district. Initially envisioned by Juan Nepomuceno Machado, workers first established the area from a marsh by building with the seawall at Olas Altas Beach. It flourished during the Mazatlán Renaissance, and you will love seeing the cultural buildings, including Angela Peralta Theatre, Acuario Mazatlán Aquarium and El Faro Lighthouse.
On your wonderful cruise to Mazatlán, you will also want to witness the cliff divers by visiting El Clavadista or Glorieta Rodolfo Sanchez Taboada part in the El Clavadista district. This is a great area to go for a hike to see the nearby monuments, including the Monument to Family, Pacifico Brewery, La Pulmonia or Fisherman’s monuments.
Cruise to Mazatlán
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