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Tellería, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico

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1 to 2 hours Time to Spend

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The Mazatlán Aquarium (Acuario Mazatlán) is one of the best of its kind in Mexico. It boasts a variety of marine life spread across more than 50 tanks. Taking a look-see at this site's sea horses, sea lions, macaws and jellyfish makes for a great activity, whether you're only in Mazatlán for a day as a port of call or for a long vacation. 

Another bonus: Recent visitors say this aquarium should appeal to several age groups. Exhibits include an interactive stingray pool, a lovebird aviary, a turtle museum and more. Various shows, which recent visitors say are entertaining and fun, cover everything from how divers interact with marine life to bird demonstrations to sea lion antics. Special packages, such as swimming with sharks or sea lions, are offered seasonally (for additional fees).

The Mazatlan Aquarium is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets cost 115 pesos (about $5) for adults and 85 pesos (about $3) for children. Visit the official website for more information.

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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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