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Your Official Travel Guide of Things to do in Mazatlan.

4 Reasons to Visit Mazatlan

Sophia Boccard

It goes without saying that Mexico has an extensive portfolio of incredible destinations. Glamour cities such as Cabo San Lucas, Cancun and Playa del Carmen provide the luxuries with high-end resorts.

Quaint picturesque villages like Oaxaca, San Miguel de Allende and Ajijic charm the pants off visitors. Large metropolises like Mexico City, Monterrey and Puebla provide an abundance of activities that once you leave, you’ll want more.

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Can’t-Miss Race: Gran Maraton Pacifico

Sophia Boccard

Instagram: @mazatlan_interactivo

If your running shoes are the first things tossed into your travel bag, why not participate in a race while on the road?  The Gran Maraton Pacifico takes place in Mazatlan every year around November or December, and there is no better time to run in our coastal town than at the start of its perfect weather. This year’s race is on December 2 and 3, 2017, and registration is limited to the first 6,500 entrants.

According to Worlds Marathons, the Gran Maraton Pacifico is rated one of the top ten marathons in the world for its ideal landscape, warm weather and international presence. If running is your thing, start making plans now for your trip down to Mazatlan for the race!

Instagram: @voltarealtraining

Instagram: @voltarealtraining

Here are some facts to know about the race:

DIFFICULTY: The course of the marathon stretches down Mexico’s longest coastal boulevard.

HIGHLIGHTS: It is run with a backdrop of breathtaking ocean views and sunny terrain.

Instagram: @gatogc

Instagram: @gatogc

OVERVIEW: The course takes the runners through Arranque Y Meta Estadio De Beisbol, Playa Delfin, Playa Brujas and Monumento Al Pescador. The course is certified by AIMS, IAAF and FMA.

Local to Mazatlan? Start a team or join one like Café Race Runners or get training with Volta Real Training.

Going to the event? Make sure to hashtag this year's marathon using #granmaratonpacifico!

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Instagram: @eldestiempo

A Guide to Eating in Mazatlan Right Now

Sophia Boccard

A Mazatleco’s Walking Tour Through Centro Historico

Eating in Mazatlan

If you find yourself making a trip to Mazatlan, the place to be is in the Centro Historico neighborhood. This is where you can eat your heart out at some of the best restaurants our city offers. La Nueva Cocina Mazatleca is the latest culinary experience, serving up delicious plate after plate of pure flavor.

Food is life down in Mazatlan with offerings of everything from seafood to gourmet dining. Here are a few of our local favorites. 


Casa Garcia | El Presidio
Best for: romantic dates and exquisite indoor scenery

Casa Garcia is tucked away inside a partially restored colonial house, and was formally owned by the chef’s grandmother. Come here for the ambiance and the ribeye and two glasses of wine with candlelight setting the scene. Make sure to book reservations as this is a popular place for celebrations and parties.

Casa 46
Best for: smaller tapas style plates; gourmet + fine dining

Instagram: @casa46

Instagram: @casa46

This restored colonial home houses countless plates featuring faces of prominent Mazatlecos. Beautiful well-known lyrics from singer-songwriter Fernando Valades animate the walls and romance visitors. Opt for the balcony so you can view the happenings of Plaza Machado from above.

Topolo
Best for: casual date night

A very popular spot for Americans visiting from out of town, this Minnesota-owned establishment has been a staple of Centro Historico for years. With an extensive wine collection, the ambiance is very relaxed and the complimentary guacamole appetizer always hits the spot.

El Ajibe de San Pedro
Best for: Spanish food and hanging out below ground level in an old cistern

Photo: El Ajibe Facebook

Photo: El Ajibe Facebook

Located in an old cistern, this place is only open from 5-10 p.m. and closes for most of summer. That makes visiting a must during peak season in Mazatlan to experience dining in a semi dark, semi-exotic restaurant with strange paintings and artwork. If you aren’t sure that you can make small talk, this is the place to go as the art will give you plenty of things to talk about!

Lucila’s Restaurant
Best for: breakfast with a side of Pacific Ocean view

casa lucila hotel boutique - lucila's restaurant

Located right next to the beach, this location is our favorite spot for breakfast or brunch. Sitting al fresco with an exquisite view of the Pacific Ocean is our preferred method. Some noteworthy favorites are: Huevos Rancheros, Lengua, Machaca con Huevos and the Chilaquiles. Go for a bike ride right after if you get too stuffed!

Sun Country Airlines Offering Nonstop Service to Mazatlán from Denver

Sophia Boccard

mazatlan to denver flights

Sun Country Airlines has just announced a new seasonal nonstop service from Denver to Mazatlan, Mexico starting January 24, 2018 through March 7, 2018.

This will be a new international destination for Denver International Airport (DEN) into Mexico.

The new seasonal service will operate once a week on Wednesdays. Mazatlan ranks as DEN’s second-largest unserved market in Mexico with 6,000 annual passengers. Flights are available now for booking. Go to Visitsuncountry.com to make your plans today!

Mazatlan's Olas Altas Promenade Upgrades

Sophia Boccard

Mazatlan's Mayor, Fernando Pucheta Sánchez, announced last week that the beautification work to the Olas Altas promenade will become a pedestrian-only zone after 6pm each evening.

This effort will help revitalize the Olas Altas area of the Centro Historico neighborhood and to make the zone more tourist-friendly. 

Continued works on many of the streets in Centro Historico are underway and we are looking at most of the sections being reopened as the summer comes to an end. 

United Airlines finally coming to Mazatlan!

Sophia Boccard

Houston to Mazatlan flights on United Airlines

Houston to Mazatlan flights on United Airlines

United Airlines announced on Twitter today that they will be adding two nonstop flights to Mazatlan, one from Chicago and another from Houston.

“We are pleased to offer the only nonstop service between Mazatlán and Chicago O’Hare and Houston Bush Intercontinental,” said Jake Cefolia, United’s vice president of Sales. “United has provided nonstop service from the U.S. to Mexico for the last 50 years and we look forward to serving Mazatlán, United’s 24th destination in Mexico.”

Seasonal, Saturday-only service between Mazatlan and Chicago will begin Dec. 23, 2017 to April 7, 2018. Houston will offer both winter and summer seasonal service beginning Dec. 21, 2017 through August 13, 2018.

We are so excited United is finally coming back to Mazatlan after a long time being away.

A total solar eclipse will make it's way to Mazatlan, Mexico in 2024

Sophia Boccard

Missing this year's total solar eclipse and wishing you could be closer to the action next time? Start making plans to be in Mazatlan, Mexico on April 8, 2024!

This path of totality will be making it's way through the city at 6:07PM UT with the sun being completely blocked by the moon for 4m13.1s, creating complete darkness. Start making your plans for the Total Solar Eclipse in Mazatlan, Mexico now.

2024 Total Solar Eclipse to pass over Mazatlan, Mexico

2024 Total Solar Eclipse to pass over Mazatlan, Mexico

Mazatlan is One of Top 10 Best Places to Live or Retire

Sophia Boccard

After months of researching for the Top 30 Destinations for their Annual Overseas Retirement Index, Live and Invest Overseas has finally compiled their list for the world to see. We are so proud to see that Mazatlan made #3 on the list! 

Their 2017 Index is said to be the most comprehensive ever produced with 13 categories represented during the selection process. 

"The categories are cost of living, crime and safety, English spoken, entertainment, environmental conditions, expat community, health care, infrastructure, real estate affordability, real estate restrictions, recreation, residency options, and taxes. As a bonus, we cover climate, but everyone’s idea of perfect weather is different, which makes it difficult to give a grade on climate without a heavy dose of subjectivity."

Why A tiny Microbrewery In Mazatlan Is King

Sophia Boccard

When Edvin Jonsson was 23 years old he decided that he wanted to correct a wrong, there’s simply no good beer in Mazatlan, so he needed to make his own. Six years later, and a healthy obsession of brewing beer at home, turned into his very own microbrewery in Mazatlan well on its way to becoming the place to get the best I.P.A. in town after only being open for one year. We sat down with Edvin to pick his brain a bit on beer and his process.

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Spotlight: When Did Mazatlan Become So French?

Sophia Boccard

Most people who know of and think about traveling to Mazatlán do so because the city has a reputation of being an affordable, resort-friendly destination with beaches, a handful of outdoor water activities, and eating an average meal at your all-inclusive resort. We personally see Mazatlan as so much more than just a stop-over for a cruise heading towards the ports of Puerta Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas.

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Our Top 5 Favorite Instagram Accounts To Follow in Mazatlan

Sophia Boccard

With so many Instagram accounts to check out (as of May 2017 there are over 700 million monthly active Instagrammers), it’s so easy to get lost on the best Instagram accounts to follow when trying to follow local businesses in a new city. Here in Mazatlan we have countless of businesses that we want to call out and feature but we decided to dwindle it down to our top five faves. Check our friends out and make sure to give them a follow! 

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How to Be A Conservationist in Mazatlan

Sophia Boccard

Summer travel is usually reserved for hitting the beach and lounging around. This June, join us in doing something different. June is known as National Aquarium Month in the U.S., and we want to dedicate the entire month to learning about our eco-system and raising awareness about conservation as some of our local friends have done. This month, we honor them and the ocean life, located steps from the front door of our boutique hotel.

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8 Things The Kids Will Love To Do In Mazatlan

Sophia Boccard

For years, families have been coming down to Mazatlan to relax and play around in the sand. Now, the city has much more to offer than just visiting the beach. A fantastic city for the whole family to visit, Mazatlan has some fun activities that will, without a doubt, tire the kiddos out. Here are some of the highlights that are not only kid-friendly but parents will enjoy partaking in the fun as well.

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