Sunset Sunday – Sunset on the Mazatlán Malecón

I reviewed the scheduled itinerary for Mazatlán and immediately looked at see where I’d be for sunset each night. I noticed most nights the sunset occurred over dinner (makes sense) but I also knew one of the restaurants. The dinner at el Shrimp Bucket would be located right on the malecón. I circled that evening. I knew I’d be able to walk outside along the seaside promenade and view one of my favorite moments of the day – the sunset.

malecon mazatlan sunset

lovers walk on the malecon by the mermaid

After a few delicious shrimp appetizers highlighted by the savory shrimp aquachile, I left the goodness and gluttony of my Mazatlán shrimp crawl before my main arrived to watch the sunset on the malecón.  I poured my michelada (lime juice, beer and ice) into a “to-go” cup grabbed my camera. Once outside I noticed families, lovers, and locals gathered to watch the spectacle too; I joined them.

sunset on the malecon of mazatlan between the arch of the mermaid

through the arch of the mermaid

Along the walk I noticed the statue of the mermaid and attempted to capture the sunset in the arch of its (her) back. I could not maintain the vantage point for the full sunset, so I descended closer to the water on a small path to the sea and found a seat for comfort on the water’s edge.

mazatlan sunset

down by the sea... the sunset

The bright orange ball turned slightly red as it continued its descent to the sea and clouds suddenly covered the view. I took a sip of my drink as the breeze refreshed. The smell of the sea often makes the sunset even more memorable, but in this case it reminded me of the boatload of shrimp that awaited me on my plate back at the El Shrimp Bucket. I headed back with a smile. Happy Sunset Sunday.

Stay adventurous, Craig

I’d like to thank the Mazatlan Tourism Board and the PR firm Ogilvy for the invite to visit Mazatlan. They also made sure I’d have an opportunity to watch a sunset or two on the visit.

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  • Maggie Mistal

    Amazing to see the sunset progression Craig.  That last photo looks like a painting.  Nature is the best artist.  Thanks for sharing another inspiring sunset!

    • craig zabransky

       So true, nature is best at most things if not all…. Appreciate the comment.
      stay adventurous, Craig

  • Larry Dunmire

    Looks like the seaside where Mazatlan’s clavadistas, or “cliff divers,” do their jumps down there near the old town part of Mazatlan …. is it near the panga fleet area ?? 

    • craig zabransky

      Larry, it is further down, south from there… it is on the other side of the “mazatlan stars” and not far from the iconic or perhaps famous El Shrimp Bucket.

      For a great look at the divers… here is an image I took on a prior trip. It is impressive.

      stay adventurous, Craig

  • Jetting Around

    That’s a very interesting mermaid statue. And I love the bottom picture – so beautiful. 

    • craig zabransky

       Thanks Pola. Mazatlan offers such great sunsets… there are already five in the Sunset Sunday series
      stay adventurous, Craig

  • AnnTran_

    Hi Craig,

    That was a FUN trip!  Hope we get to work on another adventure together soon!


    • craig zabransky

       Great trip and I look forward to the next adventure. Absolutely.
      stay adventurous, Craig

  • Lorenzo Gonzalez

    Real beautiful shots Craig!

  • Krista

    So beautiful :-) I love eating near the water at sunset. :-)

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