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Known as the Pearl of the Pacific Mazatlan (Mah-Saht-LAHN) is a city in the Mexican state of Sinaloa, on the Pacific coast just across from the most southernmost tip of the Baja peninsula. Mazatlán is a Nahuatl word meaning "placeMazatlan Mexico of the deer.” Mazatlan is Mexico's second largest coastal city (after Acapulco), and is also Mexico’s largest commercial port. Mazatlan combines traditional architecture in its Historic Center, known as Old Mazatlan, with modern hotels and restaurants in the Zona Dorada, a 10 km (6 mi) strip with beautiful beaches such as Playa Norte, Playa Gaviotas and Playa Venados. Mazatlan is one of the Mexican Rivera’s premiere resort areas because of its remarkable scenic beauty, beaches and its abundant marine life; that make it an important site for international fishing tournaments. There is a ferry that runs from Mazatlan to La Paz in Baja California. Mazatlan is an ideal destination any time with an average year-round temperature of 25º C (77º F)...
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Mazatlan Cliff Diving

Mazatlan Attractions

The attractions in Mazatlan are as obvious as the beautiful beaches that line the coast, which have become a key part in the international fishing tournaments. These areas are ideal for surfing, diving and fishing. Less known than in Acapulco, but by far more dangerous cliff diving has been a tradition in Mazatlan, since 1961...
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Mazatlan Activities

Mazatlan Carnival
Mazatlan is home to the third largest Mardi Gras in the world. Called Carnival in Mexico, a week long celebration that takes place in February, the week before Ash Wednesday. During this event, floats pass by the main avenues and plazas. What’s more, you can dance in the streets to the beat of drums into the wee hours of the morning....
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Mazatlan Restaurants

Mazatlan Food
Mazatlan is a major seaside port offering fresh seafood and cuisine from all over the world. Mazatlan has several high end restaurants rivaling top dining establishments from all around Mexico...
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Mazatlan Lodging

Mazatlan Hotels
Mazatlan is an extremely popular tourist destination, its beaches are lined with resort hotels. There are several prestigious hotels to choose from. Looking to be pampered visit one of the many spas offering first class accommodations while visiting in Mazatlan...
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