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 Mazatlan, Mexico Beach Vacations

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The History of Mazatlan

A Brief History of Mazatlan, Mexico

The word Mazatlán means 'place of deer' in the pre-Hispanic language of Náhuatl.   Originally occupied by the Totorames, the area was then settled by a group of 25 Spaniards led by Nuño de Guzmán on Easter Sunday in 1531.  In the 1820's, the settlement was officially formed as a Spanish colony and for nearly 80 years, Mazatlan remained little more than a quaint fishing village. 


The area known as Old Mazatlan actually dates back to the 19th century while the majority of the city has become modernized to accommodate the many tourists that have been arriving since the 1930's.  Playa Olas Altas is recognized as Mazatlan's first tourist beach, with hotels arising in the area as early as the 1950's.  In recent year's, Mazatlan has continued to grow and earn a reputation as one of Mexico's highly preferred beach vacation destinations. 


Things to Do in Mazatlan -

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Things to do in Mazatlan

Mazatlan Scuba

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Ferry to Mazatlan

Mazatlan Ferry to La Paz or La Paz Ferry to Mazatlan-

2008 Ferry schedule La Paz / Mazatlan


Mazatlan Condo Rentals

List of rental agencies and private owners offering short and long term vacation rentals in Mazatlan.


Long term vacation rentals in Mazatlan




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