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Mazatlan, Mexico! [south view] Click to Enlarge!

~ Mazatlan, Mexico ~

meaning “land of the deer” in the ancient Nahuatl language spreads for 15 sunsplashed miles along a thumb of land that extends southward into the Pacific just below the Tropic of Cancer.  Mazatlán thus marks the beginning of the Mexican tropics: a palmy land of perpetual summer and a refuge from winter cold for growing numbers of international vacationers.  Mazatlán’s beauty is renowned.  Its coast sprinkled with beckoning islands and miles of golden bleaches and blue lagoons, it aptly deserves its title...

“Pearl of the Pacific”

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~  The City of Mazatlan, Mexico ~

Vacationers come and frolic on the beach beside their “Golden Zone” hotels, while in the old town at the tip of the peninsula, life goes on in the old-Mexico style: in the markets, the churches, and the shady plazas scattered throughout the traditional neighborhoods.

Mazatlán is situated on the Pacific Coast of Mexico, almost directly across from the tip of the Baja peninsula.  Mazatlán has its own airport, as well as ferry service to La Paz.

Set at the foot of the Sierra Madre Mountains on a peninsula that extends into the Pacific Ocean, Mazatlán is one of the Mexican Riviera’s premier resort areas.  Its remarkable scenic beauty is complemented by a delightful festive atmosphere and a wealth of exciting activities.

Although Mazatlán is one of Mexico’s most popular vacation destinations, it has another identity as the largest port in Mexico, with a bustling economy independent of the tourism industry.

Because it was a city long before it became a beach resort, Mazatlan is less touristy than some of its neighbors on what the cruise industry calls the Mexican Riviera.  Places like Puerto Vallarta and Los Cabos, which like Mazatlan are ports of call on the cruise ship circuit, were tailor-made as resort developments.

The City is concentrated in two areas: In the north, there is the Zona Dorada (Golden Zone) where the majority of hotels and restaurants are located.  In the south there is El Centro (downtown) where the heart of the city is.  These two centres are linked by Avenue Del Mar, also known as the Malecón, which is a scenic beach-front avenue that bridges the gap between the two areas.

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