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Best Things to Do in Mazatlan

If you only have one day in Mazatlán you should take a taxi to Centro Histórico (Old Mazatlán) for some delicious fish tacos, to snap a few photos of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception and to stroll by the beautiful statues of the Malecón. But this city truly reveals itself over the course of a few days; then you'll have time for a morning sunset atop El Faro Lighthouse and an evening performance at the Angela Peralta Theatre. One thing to skip: the Museo Arqueológico de Mazatlán; included in many travel guides' top 10 but noticeably absent from the must-do lists of real-life travelers.

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#1
Old Mazatlán Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 5.0

Why go: Some of Mazatlán's most beloved sites are centered in the Centro Histórico, or Old ... read more»

#2
Malecón Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 5.0

Why go: Mazatlán's gorgeous four-mile boardwalk could give Puerto Vallarta's a run for its money ... read more»

#3
Basilica of the Immaculate Conception Free attraction
Churches/Religious Sites, Sightseeing | Map It

Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: Offset by canary-colored spires and Italian marble, the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception is quite ... read more»

#4
Playa Olas Altas Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: Mazatlán's residents don't bother with the tourist gridlock on Playa las Gaviotas; when ... read more»

#5
El Faro Lighthouse Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: Here's a little trivia: El faro means "the lighthouse" in Spanish, so tourists are ... read more»

#6
Mazatlán Aquarium
Zoos and Aquariums | Map It

Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: The Mazatlán Aquarium is one of the best of its kind in Mexico. It boasts ... read more»

#7
Isla de la Piedra
Beaches, Neighborhood/Area | Map It

Overall Rating: Rating: 3.5

Why go: Ditch the somewhat commercialized sands of Playa las Gaviotas and experience some true R&R ... read more»

#8
Angela Peralta Theatre
Entertainment and Nightlife, Sightseeing | Map It

Overall Rating: Rating: 3.0

Why go: According to many, Mazatlán isn't just about delicious food and scenic seaside vistas, but ... read more»

#9
Playa las Gaviotas Free attraction
Beaches, Recreation | Map It

Overall Rating: Rating: 3.0

Why go: You'll probably hear this popular beach before you see it: At any time of ... read more»

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