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 […]
Pedro Infante, one of Mexico’s most famous golden-age actors, appeared in 60 films and recorded over 350 songs. Known as Mexico’s Frank Sinatra, the actor was born in Mazatlan and his life is celebrated by the seaside Sinaloan city. There is the famous Pedro y Lola’s restaurant in Plaza Machado, and also a monument to […]
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 […]
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 […]
Photographs can tell a story. I pieced together these five photographs to highlight a recent trip south of the border to Mazatlan, Mexico. Golden Zone – Playa Camarones Known as a beach destination, Mazatlan also has surf. One morning I woke up early to head down to Playa Camarones to catch a few waves. Located […]
Mazatlán offers over ten thousand hotel rooms for visitors and in my travels to the coastal city, I’ve stayed in multiple. All enjoyable and all safe. And when people ask me in conversation where to stay when traveling in Mazatlán, I’ll mention hotels in multiple neighborhoods (Nuevo Mazatlán, Old Town, and the Golden Zone). But, regardless […]
Two of us boarded the bus for the afternoon tour with our driver. Yet just before we exited the hotel gate, the other passenger changed his mind and exited the vehicle for an afternoon poolside. He left me on a personal tour with a jolly man nicknamed “Smiley.” I decided to switch from conversing in […]
The main market, the Mercado Municipal in Mazatlán covers an entire square block and is just a few steps from the central down town church. It’s outside the main tourist area, the Golden Zone, and also is not just for tourists. Here, you get a chance to see more than the typical “prepackaged” items. The […]
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