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the combination of two nahuatl words, mazatl, deer,
and tlan, abundance, which means place of deer or place
where deer are abundant.
is often referred to as the
Pearl of the Pacific; this
has nothing to do with pearls, it just refers to the
pleasant aspect of this place.
Mazatlan is a very interesting
city that is happy to welcome tourists. But
Mazatlan could well survive
without tourism. The tourist industry is not the city's
main activity; therefore the locals have a more relaxed
attitude towards tourists, something tourists could
consider as an additional bonus. The attitude towards
tourists is much quieter here; there is no excessive
promotion or constant pressure from
hotel s, which makes for more quiet time.
is home to the Pacifico beer, one of the most popular
beers in . The local shrimp fleet is the largest one
in the country, There is a commercial fishing fleet
as well as many other industries. If you stay as most
tourists do in the Golden Zone, you will never see
Mazatlan as an industrial
city. That's why
Mazatlan is a little different from other tourist destinations.
It also has an amazing history.
Mazatlan , get ready for an active vacation.
Mazatlan has excellent beaches,
lots of attractions, a variety of interesting historic
sites and many monuments throughout the city.
Visiting the statues and monuments only could
take a whole day. Of course, if all you want to do is
enjoy the sun and the waves, it's fine, too. The beach
and water activities are what vacations are all about
for many tourists, but
Mazatlan has several options for a peaceful vacation
(total relax), activities (adventure) and ecology (exploration).
You can come to
Mazatlan . You may come to
Mazatlan to relax but you will feel tempted to explore
the area if you decide to go out of your
Mazatlan has been famous for its world class sport fishing,
it is the departure point for perch fishing tours. There
are lots of fishing boats. In more remote areas, it
is also possible to go hunting, doves, ducks and quails.
also renowned for its Carnival.
Mazatlan during the Carnival
is an unforgettable experience. It is usually held during
the last week of February or beginning of March and
has been a tradition in
Mazatlan for over
100 years. A perfect planning of this event makes this
celebration one of the most beautiful in the world.
To visit Mazatlan during Carnival
it is necessary to make reservations ahead of time,
because it attracts numerous visitors, both from and
a city with an interesting past and a brilliant future.