What to do in Mazatlán?
Meet Sites of Interest in Mazatlán
Visit the Historic Center
Although it has built its tourist fame as a beach destination, Mazatlán is an old city founded in the 16th century by the first wave of conquerors, who needed ports to send exploited riches to Spain. Old Mazatlán is a haven of peace with its streets and traditional buildings, among which the cathedral, several squares, the Angela Peralta Theater, the Museum of Archeology and the cozy outdoor cafes stand out.
Get to know the Basilica Cathedral
This eclectic building in the historic center is the main Catholic temple in the city. It was completed in 1899 and has two towers of two bodies, three naves of the same height and an octagonal dome. The main facade has three pointed arches with neo-Gothic lines. The main altar is in the Gothic style and displays beautiful images carved in Carrara marble.
Visit the Malecón
The modern space that symbolizes Mazatlán is its long and active boardwalk. In its 21 kilometers in front of the ocean there are spectacular beaches, open air art, natural formations and all the establishments and services that contemporary tourists demand. One of its busiest sectors is the one in front of the Olas Altas beach. In this part you can admire monuments such as the Shield of the State of Sinaloa, El Venado (Mazatlán means "Land of Deer" in the indigenous language), that of the Mazatleca Woman, that of Continuity to Life and the one erected to the legendary singer and actor Pedro Infante, the best known Mazatlan.