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Sinaloa, Setting Sail with el Pacifico in Mazatlan

Sinaloa, Setting Sail with el Pacifico in Mazatlan

When I first transitioned to a travel writer, Mazatlan, the seaside city on the Pacific coast invited me to experience the Mexican travel destination. Since my first visit in 2009, I’ve returned eight times and now have numerous memories of the sun, surf, seafood, cliff diving, amazing sunsets on the malecon and sunsets in the […]

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One of the World’s Largest Carnaval Celebrations – Mazatlan Mexico’s Carnanval in Photos

One of the World’s Largest Carnaval Celebrations – Mazatlan Mexico’s Carnanval in Photos

Carnaval. It’s probably on your bucket list, right? Let’s face it, Carnaval is a must attend party. When we hear the word “Carnaval,” most of us fantasize about samba dancing in Rio de Janeiro, Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday bead exchanges in New Orleans or masquerade parties in Venice, right? What about Mazatlan, Mexico? It […]

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Postcard-Blue Sky Religion in Copala

Postcard-Blue Sky Religion in Copala

In the state of Sinaloa, Mexico a small mining town nestled in the mountains still holds its colonial charm. Copala, a short day trip from Mazatlan, offers visitors a wonderful chance to explore and take in history. And part of that history remains a visit to the impressive catholic church on the main square. Even […]

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Sunset Sunday-Sunset from the Plaza de Toros in Mazatlan

Sunset Sunday-Sunset from the Plaza de Toros in Mazatlan

It is no secret I am a big fan of the sunset in Mazatlan. And after many of the sensational sunsets in the coastal city known as the Pearl of the Pacific, I decided to share one with a different twist. I decided to share one not with the Pacific Ocean in the background. Recently […]

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Sunset Sunday-The Balcony Sunsets at the RIU Hotel in Mazatlán

Sunset Sunday-The Balcony Sunsets at the RIU Hotel in Mazatlán

During Mazatlán Carnaval I stayed at the RIU Hotel located north of the Golden Zone. The hotel, an all-inclusive right on the beach, provided amazing views of the sunset right from the in-room balcony. Of the six nights at the hotel I watched the sunset from the fifth floor twice. I enjoyed them both. Friday […]

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Playa Camarones, Mazatlán

Playa Camarones, Mazatlán

One morning in Mazatlán I woke up early to surf. A local video crew working with the tourism effort for Mazatlán acquired a few surf boards and wanted shoot some footage of a few of us on the waves. We decided to paddle out at Playa Camarones (Shrimp Beach). Apparently, there isn’t much they don’t […]

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A Beach with History, the Petroglyphs of Las Labradas

A Beach with History, the Petroglyphs of Las Labradas

Las Labradas translates to “the carvings.” And the beach just north of Mazatlan is filled with carvings on its coastal rocks. Travelers don’t come here to swim or soak in the sun, but rather to take a look at the numerous and mysterious petroglyphs. Known to locals for hundreds of years, the engraved rocks have […]

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Sunset Sunday-The Mazatlán Carnaval Parade Halftime Sunset

Sunset Sunday-The Mazatlán Carnaval Parade Halftime Sunset

Sunday’s spectacular Carnaval Parade in Mazatlán even provided the 400,000 who lined the malecón with a vibrant half time show – the sunset. All week during Mazatlán Carnaval the sunset impressed, and as much as I wanted to capture the themed floats along the malecón in the best (my favorite) hour of light it wasn’t in […]

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