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How to Spend 36 Hours in Mazatlan

Sophia Boccard

We’ve got a secret to share with you: we love reading The New York Times travel section – it’s our little indulgence. Thus, the theme for this post pays tribute to the Times’ “36 Hours” series. 

Mazatlan began as a simple fishing and hunting destination in the early 1930s in the area known today as the Historic Center. This was a time when the likes of John Wayne, Ernest Hemingway, Rock Hudson, Robert Mitchum, Tony Curtis and many more were visiting the inconspicuous town. The Hotel Belmar, built in 1896, was a staple for years before the deep water fishing lovers of Hollywood began to make their way south of the border from Los Angeles.  Over by Mazatlan’s Golden Zone, known as the Zona Dorada, her first resort, Hotel Playa, opened its doors in 1955. But it wasn’t until the 1970’s when more and more resorts were being built that Mazatlan got the tourism boost that lasted well into the early 1990’s.  

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