Mazatlán Aquarium

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Tellería, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico

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Zoos and Aquariums Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
3.8

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  • 4.0Value
  • 3.5Facilities
  • 3.5Atmosphere

The Mazatlán Aquarium is one of the best of its kind in Mexico. It boasts more than 200 species of fish spread across more than 50 tanks. Taking a look-see at this site's sea horses, sea lions, macaws and eels makes for a great activity, whether you're only in Mazatlán for a port of call afternoon or for several days. 

Another bonus: Recent visitors say this aquarium should appeal to several age groups. "It is a very simple, very old, very small aquarium/zoo," writes one TripAdvisor user. "But we really enjoyed it -- they have a small tank with sharks and a shark meets diver show which thrilled my 6 year old." An IgoUgo.com traveler recalls that "my mother-in-law and I went to the acuario while my husband went fishing for the day. We were pleasantly surprised to find that there was more than fish to be found here. … My favorite was the sea lion show."

The Mazatlán Aquarium, or Acuario Mazatlán, is open every day from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets cost approximately $7 USD per person. Visit the official website for more information.

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Some of Mazatlán's most beloved sites are centered in the Centro Histórico, or Old Mazatlán (sites like the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception). So 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. 

And you should come hungry. Recent TripAdvisor travelers litter their endorsements with food recommendations; you'll have the option for taco de cabeza (tacos prepared from the head of a cow) or papas locos (giant baked potatoes) from a street side vendor, or delicious shrimp tacos at a Plaza Machado café. Walk off your meal with a tour of the Teatro Angela Peralta opera house or a stroll along the Malecón.

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