Mazatlan Travel Guide

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Best Times to Visit Mazatlan

The best time to visit Mazatlán is the fall, specifically October or November. The rainy months of summer are over, and the expensive, hectic winter travel season has yet to start. Beginning your search early is crucial; if you're lucky you could book a weeklong trip to Mazatlán for less than $700 per person (airfare, hotel and taxes included). You can also save a buck by visiting in April or May. 

Weather in Mazatlan

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December-March

Mexico's "Pearl of the Pacific" is beautiful at this time of year – average high temperatures rest in the upper 70s and there's very little rain – but this is when you'll pay the most to visit. This is also a peak season for cruise routes to the area, so expect afternoon crowds. If you don't mind the inflated rates, consider visiting in February or March for Carnaval.

Key Events:

  • Carnaval Mazatlán (February/March)
April-May Mazatlán's peak season is beginning to dwindle, leaving pleasant weather, hotel discounts and lower airfare in its wake. Average temperatures range from the mid-60s to the low 80s during these two months, plus it's right before the summertime rain begins to pour.
June-September Mazatlán becomes a soggy mess come June, with temperatures that reach to the high 80s. Fortunately, hotel prices dip at some properties, though you can expect to pay a bit of a premium in July. Visit in early summer if you want to avoid the most frequent rainstorms.
October-November

Though hurricane season technically runs until the end of November, planning a Mazatlán vacation for late fall will come with a few perks. First, the city wrings itself out after a relentless rainy season, ushering in temps in the high 80s. Second, many hotels still offer rooms for less than $100 a night. For the best deals of this season, begin searching for accommodations at least a month in advance.

Key Events:

  • Día de Los Muertos (October)

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