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Your Official Travel Guide of Things to do in Mazatlan.

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How To Embrace Bike Culture in Mazatlan

Sophia Boccard

Photo: Baikas

Photo: Baikas

One of the best way to enjoy Mazatlan and discover everything it has to offer is by exploring the city via bike. Not only are you reducing your carbon footprint AND getting a work out, but you are also able to see the city in a different way. You’ll discover history, architecture, culture, food and much more while riding.

In an effort to help our friends at Baikas promote a healthy alternative to touring the city, we’d like to share two of their tours; Baikas will even deliver a bike to you at Casa Lucila Hotel Boutique!

Photo: Baikas

Photo: Baikas

Baikas’ City Bike Tour is a combination of history, architecture, food and all-around fun. Starting at the Baikas Station at Hotel Pelayo, located at the end of the boardwalk, you begin your ride along the promenade, stopping at the various statues and monuments along the way. Next, you will head into the Historic Center, where you can appreciate the beautiful mix of Spanish, French and German architecture styles. A visit to the cathedral is also on the agenda, as well as a side of raspado (flavored shaved ice) or an ice cream cup. Two must-see historic stops will be determined by the group, before pedaling back to the Baikas station, but not before stopping to remark at the cliff divers and hydrate with a cold coconut.

Photo: Baikas

Photo: Baikas

Baikas’ Sunset Tour is a little less historical, but much more colorful. You’ll begin at the end of the boardwalk by the Hotel Pelayo Baikas Station. As you start making your way through town alongside the beach on the promenade, you’ll notice the colors of the sky vibrantly changing as the sun starts setting. The ride features many locals walking and biking along the boardwalk, as this is the optimal time for exercising, socializing or simply just gazing into the horizon. You’ll learn insiders’ tips on the best swimming beaches and most famous surfing spots, and discover the meaning behind some of the unique monuments located throughout the promenade. Fall in love with Mazatlan the way the locals do, and you’ll find yourself longing for it to be your forever home.

Photo: Baikas

Photo: Baikas

Customized Private and Group Tours are also available through Baikas, and the team at Baikas will help you create a custom itinerary. Ask Mary, Jorge or Enrique at Casa Lucila’s front desk about embarking on a bike adventure!

Photo: Baikas

Photo: Baikas

All photos credited to Baikas.

Top 10 Romantic Things to Do in Mazatlan

Sophia Boccard

Mazatlan is one of Mexico’s most romantic cities. We love Mazatlan for its excitement, live music, drool-worthy food, and rich culture, all of which make it Mexico’s City of Love. The sunsets alone are reason enough to label Mazatlan romantic, and sharing the spectacular views with a significant other can be an incredibly bonding and special experience. 

The people, the food and the slower pace give Mazatlan extra brownie points as a romantic’s paradise. Read on for our list of the top ten most romantic things to do in Mazatlan.

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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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