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Escape the chill: Mazatlán is waiting for you

Updated: Jan 16

Image of Mazatlan sunset with iconic big mazatlan letters

It's that time of the year when Minnesota winter winds are starting to nip at your nose. What do you do? Pack your bags, friends, and head straight to sunny Mazatlán! Thanks to recent renovations, there's no better time to soak up Mazatlan’s culture. If you've been before, you know. That’s why they like to say it’s "Your Mazatlan, Only Better." Without further ado, here's our list of reasons why you should jet off to Mazatlan this winter. 

Beach bumming:

Two people on beach in Mazatlan

Feel the warm sand beneath your toes as you hit Mazatlán's top beaches. Head to Playa Olas Altas for its spirited surf culture or relax at Playa Brujas for a more tranquil escape. Water sports enthusiasts can try their hand at jet skiing, paddleboarding, or even take a boat tour to explore nearby islands. 

Historic charm in Old Mazatlán:

Old Mazatlan buildings

Step back in time by wandering through Old Mazatlán. Plazuela Machado, the heart of the historic district, is lined with vibrant cafes and live music. Explore the Angela Peralta Theater, a cultural gem hosting everything from classical concerts to folkloric dance performances. 

Outdoor thrills in the Sierra Madre:

Venture beyond the beaches to explore the Sierra Madre mountains. Take a guided ATV tour through the rugged terrain, discovering hidden waterfalls and breathtaking viewpoints. The Huana Coa Canopy Adventure offers an adrenaline-pumping zip-lining experience with panoramic views of the lush landscape. 

Island hopping:

Person paddle boarding in Mazatlan

Embark on a boat tour to the nearby Stone Island (Isla de la Piedra), where you can enjoy water sports or simply relax on the beach. Snorkeling enthusiasts can explore the unique underwater ecosystems at Deer Island (Isla de Venados), discovering colorful coral reefs and marine life. 

Vibrant art scene:

Mural in Mazatlan

Mazatlán boasts a thriving arts community. Visit the Mazatlán Art Museum to admire contemporary Mexican art or explore the Mazatlán Arts and Crafts Center for local handmade souvenirs.  

Carnival extravaganza:

Mazatlan street party, women dressed in bright red dress

If your visit happens to be in February, don't miss Mazatlán's Carnival – a festive explosion of colors, music, and parades.  The whole city comes alive to showcase the heart and soul of Mazatlán.

So, pack your adventurous spirit, and let Mazatlán be your playground this winter. From beachfront relaxation to mountainous exploration, this Mexican gem offers a diverse tapestry of experiences for every traveler. Get To Going.  


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