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Mazatlan Pictures

Serene Coastline picture in Mazatlan
Tacos al Pastor picture in Mazatlan
The Continuity of Life Fountain picture in Mazatlan
Playas las Gaviotas picture in Mazatlan
Bathing Beauty picture in Mazatlan
Fisherman's Monument picture in Mazatlan
The Basilica of the Immaculate Conception picture in Mazatlan
Fiestaland Complex picture in Mazatlan
Old Town picture in Mazatlan
Port of Mazatlán picture in Mazatlan
On the Waterfront picture in Mazatlan
Mazatlán Sunset picture in Mazatlan
Punta de Clavadistas picture in Mazatlan
Carnaval picture in Mazatlan
Riding Along the Beach picture in Mazatlan
El Faro picture in Mazatlan

Heralded as one of the best beaches in Mexico, Mazatlán boasts plenty of sandy shorelines for travelers to enjoy. Holly Kuchera Getty Images

Whether you're dining on a street-side quickie or a café entree, the food in Mazatlán is top-notch. Try some tacos al pastor, or tacos made from spit-grilled meat. Alaskan Dude Flickr

Take a walk along the Malecón by the Sea of Cortez to see whimsical statues and fountains like this one. Alaskan Dude Flickr

Watersports are very popular along this tourist-favorite beach of the Zona Dorada. Unidosonline Wikimedia Commons

Another beautiful statue along the Malecón. Alaskan Dude Flickr

The Fisherman's Monument is one of the most identifiable statues along the Malecón. Alaskan Dude Flickr

The bright yellow spires of this Old Mazatlán church is one of the city's most defining sights. Bryce_edwards Flickr

The all-white Fiestaland Complex brilliantly lights up Mazatlán's evening skyline. It's the go-to spot for city nightlife. Alaskan Dude Flickr

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This brightly colored plaza near the cruise ship dock holds restaurants and shops. prayitno Flickr

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This "Diver's Point" is another top spot for adventurous swimmers to jump into the beautiful Sea of Cortez. Alaskan Dude Flickr

Mazatlán doesn't have many annual events. It's most prominent is Carnaval, held at the end of February or beginning of March. df.medrano Flickr

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The trek to the top of the El Faro Lighthouse may be strenuous, but recent visitors said it's worth the climb. jmoor17 Getty Images

Serene Coastline picture in Mazatlan
Tacos al Pastor picture in Mazatlan
The Continuity of Life Fountain picture in Mazatlan
Playas las Gaviotas picture in Mazatlan
Bathing Beauty picture in Mazatlan
Fisherman's Monument picture in Mazatlan
The Basilica of the Immaculate Conception picture in Mazatlan
Fiestaland Complex picture in Mazatlan
Old Town picture in Mazatlan
Port of Mazatlán picture in Mazatlan
On the Waterfront picture in Mazatlan
Mazatlán Sunset picture in Mazatlan
Punta de Clavadistas picture in Mazatlan
Carnaval picture in Mazatlan
Riding Along the Beach picture in Mazatlan
El Faro picture in Mazatlan

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