Malecón#2 in Best Things To Do in Mazatlan
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Mazatlán's gorgeous beachfront walkway spans 13 miles alongside neighborhoods, food vendors, bars, shops and resorts. This is also where you'll find the most daytime activity, starting around the Zona Dorada (where the bulk of high-end hotels can be found), snaking along the Paseo Claussen and through Old Mazatlán before ending at Playa Olas Altas. Residents and vacationers favor this stretch for jogging, cycling or just strolling.
Recent visitors raved about the path, often saying walking along it was a favorite part of their daily vacation routine.
What you can't do here, however, is sunbathe: Most of the Malecón's beach is too short for lounging. Head north to the Playa las Gaviotas or south to Olas Altas if you want to lie about.
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#1 Old Mazatlán
Some of Mazatlán's most beloved sights (such as the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception) are centered in Old Mazatlán. You won't need to make a special effort to enjoy this part of town, but you can rest assured that you'll spend plenty of time there. And if you only have one day in the area, this is where travelers suggest you come.
You should come hungry. You'll have plenty of food options from restaurants to a market where you can buy produce and tamales to taco stands. Walk off your meal with a tour of the Teatro Angela Peralta opera house or a stroll along the Malecón.
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