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Activities & Things to Do in Mazatlan, Mexico

Tours & Activities in Mazatlan

Tours range from horseback rides to boating excursions.  Read on to learn about different activities in Mazatlan as well as where to book tours, activities and events in Mazatlan, Mexico.


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Old Mazatlan

Historic Old Mazatlan with its very popular Angela Peralta Opera house and cultural plaza, and the night life of the Golden Zone with numerous nightclubs and breathtaking beaches.


Events in Mazatlan

Mazatl├ín features one of Mexico's most colorful  Carnaval celebrations- the week leading up to Ash Wednesday in February or March the entire city of Mazatl├ín is in celebration.   People from around the world over pour in for parades, music, and elaborate partying. The celebration ends abruptly on the morning of Ash Wednesday when Roman Catholics go to church to receive the traditional forehead ash marks  for the first day of Lent.

The Amphibious Boat

The amphibious boat is one of Mazatlan's more popular activities.  Take a 30 minute ride over the sandy beaches of El Cid to Isla de los Venados (Deer Island) just across from the Mazatlan's Golden Zone.  From there, enjoy a swim, comb the beach for shells, or have a picnic before your return.


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Scuba Diving & Snorkel in Mazatlan

Mazatlan and the islands just off Mazatlan, offer exceptional opportunities for snorkel and scuba divers.


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Surfing Spots in Mazatlan

The best surfing spots in Mazatlan include the two breaks near downtown, and the right hander off Punta Camaron. Playa Bruja is a big left you can count on. The main surfing season for Mazatlan runs from March to November.



Horseback riding in Mazatlan

Enjoy a leisurely horseback ride along a quiet beach before heading over to trails through coconut plantations.  For longer horseback rides, day rides are available through the tropical hills surrounding Mazatlan.



Nightlife in Mazatlan

Mazatlan is famous for its sizzling nightlife.  Countless choices of lounges, bars and restaurants of all types are waiting for you.  An easy place to start is The Zona Dorada- s home to many of the better places in town. There will be something for everyone in this area. Certain nightclubs open at about 10pm and will stay open till around 5am. Pace yourself.



Fishing & Sports Fishing in Mazatlan

Fishing tournaments for sailfish, marlin and dorado (dolphin fish) are held in mid-May and mid-November.


For everyday fishermen, Marlin, swordfish, sailfish, tuna and dorado are the catch of the day. Sport fishing opportunities are widely available with the best values offered on the Camarena peninsula.



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Bullfights in Mazatlan

Plaza de Toros is Mazatlan's bullring, where elaborate bullfights are held Sundays, from December through Easter.  Be aware- bullfights are not for everyone.  A Mexican tradition, this is considered both a sport and entertainment- but know that the bull never wins.


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