Wild beach, historic district make Mazatlan an eclectic gem

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Wild beach, historic district make Mazatlan an eclectic gem

Beachgoers enjoy Olas Altas beach near the Centro Historico district of Mazatlán, Mexico.
If you go

Casa Lucila Hotel BoutiqueAve. Olas Altas No. 16
011-52-669-982-1100
casalucila.com
A stylishly renovated historic hotel with Pacific views at the southern end of Olas Altas beach. Hotel has eight rooms, a restaurant, a Piccolino spa and a roof deck with a dipping pool. Rooms from $149.
Hector’s BistroMariano Escobedo 409
011-52-669-981-1577
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Deco meets Mexican decor in Hector Peniche’s casual-chic eatery with a European-inspired menu featuring tuna and octopus carpaccio, grilled seafood and steaks, pasta, salads and risotto. Entrees start at $12.
Water’s Edge BistroSixto Osuna 48
011-52-669-136-0895
thewatersedgemaz.com
Chef Alastair Porteous serves globally inspired cuisine with local organic ingredients, including vegetarian ravioli, gyoza and blue-crab cakes in a restored historic building with an interior courtyard. Entrees start at $12.50.
Sky Room Bar at Best Western Posada FreemanOlas Altas 79
011-52-669-985-6060
bestwestern.com
Enjoy 360-degree views of Mazatlan from the roof deck of this 1944 hotel. Best spot for watching the sunset while sipping a margarita. Cocktails from $3.
La Bohemia Restaurant & BarConstitucion 511
011-52-669-136-0866
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Dance at this cavernous restaurant and nightclub with live music and other events, located on the Plaza Machado. Entrees from $7. Some events charge a nominal cover.
Angela Peralta TheaterCarnaval 1024
011-52-669-982-4446
culturamazatlan.mx
Tour the renovated neoclassical theater with a guide or watch a nighttime performance. Tours about $1; performance prices vary.
Museo Arqueologico de MazatlanSixto Osuna 76, Centro
011-52-669-981-1455
Site boasts exhibits and artifacts of pre-Columbian Sinaloan and native cultures, including impressive pottery collections. Admission about $2.50
Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate ConceptionPlaza de la Republica
011-52-669-981-3352
A late-19th-century, twin-spired Catholic Cathedral facing the Plaza de la Republica. Free.
Mazatlan Malecon boardwalkWalk or bike along the wide promenade that starts at Olas Altas beach and extends north approximately 12 miles. Along the way, see colorful public sculptures, sample food from street vendors and check out the beaches, including Playa los Pinos. Free.
For more informationvisitmexico.com/en/main-destinations/sinaloa/Mazatlangomazatlan.commazatlantoday.net

Wild beach, historic district make Mazatlan an eclectic gem

Beachgoers enjoy Olas Altas beach near the Centro Historico district of Mazatlán, Mexico.

Wild beach, historic district make Mazatlan an eclectic gem

Typical of the colorful historic structures found in Mazatlan’s Centro Historico is this building that once housed a German Notions Store, founded in the 1840s, that remained in operation for more than 100 years.

Wild beach, historic district make Mazatlan an eclectic gem

Mazatlan’s quiet Centro neighborhood boasts streets with newly laid paving stones and brick tiles, historic streetlamps with hanging planters, and uplights flush with the sidewalk to illuminate the colorful architecture.

Wild beach, historic district make Mazatlan an eclectic gem

Fresh fruits and vegetables are piled high in the indoor bazaar of the central market in Mazatlan’s Centro Historico.

Wild beach, historic district make Mazatlan an eclectic gem

Freshly shucked Pacific oysters await diners at Playa Los Pinos, a shallow wading beach popular with families with small children.
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