Mazatlán attractions that you cannot miss


There are attractions of Mazatlán that cannot be missed on a trip to the Pearl of the Pacific. Do you know which ones they are?

A trip to Mazatlán is, in a word, unforgettable. The intense flavors of its cuisine, the vivid colors of its landscapes, the beauty of its streets and its people, all contribute to a sensory feast that is imprinted in the form of memories. Memories that remind us why we travel.

If you are planning a trip to this Sinaloa port, this list of must-see attractions that we have compiled will be very useful for you to take advantage of and enjoy your visit to the fullest.

These are the attractions of Mazatlán that you have to know, take note!

The Mazatlán Lighthouse and the Crystal Viewpoint

The Mazatlán Lighthouse is considered the highest lighthouse in the world. Not because of its structure, but because it is at the top of the Crestón hill. The reason why it is a popular attraction is because of the impressive views of the sea, Old Mazatlán and Isla de la Piedra. These views are best appreciated from the beautiful Mirador de Cristal, not suitable for acrophobics!

Machado Square

In the heart of Mazatlán, it is one of the oldest and most popular squares in Mazatlán, it was built in 1837 in what we know today as Old Mazatlán.


Considered one of the longest boardwalks in the world, it is the perfect place from which to enjoy a sunset. It is adorned with statues, monuments and sculptures that are ideal for a good photo. For example, join the monument to the fisherman or the letters of Mazatlán.

Great Sea of Cortez Aquarium

The new Mazatlán aquarium is the second largest in Mexico and Latin America, with an impressive space of 26 thousand square meters. What makes it special is that it is dedicated exclusively to the species that inhabit this sea, also called the Gulf of California.

Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception

Located in the center of the city, in the Plazuela República, the main church of Mazatlán welcomes the visitor with its neo-Gothic style and some neoclassical influences on its façade. It stands out for its splendid towers and a grandiose organ built in Paris by the manufacturer Aristide Cavaillie.

Stone island

Beautiful virgin beaches and spectacular flora and fauna are just some of the attractions offered by this unique place located south of Mazatlán. Here you can swim, dive and snorkel.

The Quelite

A stately town that makes you fall in love with its arch, with alleys and colonial houses. Without a doubt, one of the most picturesque towns in Sinaloa.

The Ferris Wheel

Just 34 km “25 minutes” north of Mazatlán, is La Noria, a town with colonial history where the facades of its mansions from the time of the Spanish intervention stand out. It also has a wealth of craftsmanship from its residents, dedicated for more than a century to the work of huarachería, pottery, carpentry and saddlery, among others. Likewise, its gastronomy is one of the favorites in the south of Sinaloa by all national and international tourists who visit the port of Mazatlán.

The three islands

The majestic three islands (Chivos, Venados and Pájaros) are home to a great variety of wild flora and fauna. In them you can practice different water and hiking activities such as windsurfing, diving, sailing, exploration walks and camping.

Olas Altas

This beach owes its name to the size of its waves, which, although not large, are large compared to the relative stillness of most of the beaches in Mazatlán. Olas Altas is a surfer’s delight. You can take delicious sunbaths and sea baths, in addition to admiring incomparable sunsets.

Paseo del Centenario Viewpoint

Get to know the Paseo Centenario, a walkway that serves as a viewpoint, and delight in the beauty of the city’s impressive cliffs.

Olivera Carp

A beach restaurant built on a tidal pool. Delicious regional food, live music, sea baths and unforgettable sunsets. The best: a pool and slide in the sea!

Pino Suárez Market

The Pino Suárez Market is a building that dates back to the late 19th century and is located right in the center of Mazatlán. You can buy products and curiosities at local prices.

Other attractions of Mazatlán that cannot be missed

You can’t miss the experience of attending a baseball game at the Teodoro Mariscal stadium, home of the deer, or, if you prefer, a soccer game at the El Encanto stadium, home of Mazatlán FC.

When you are in the center, you have to visit the Ángela Peralta theater, an architectural gem from the mid-19th century that still functions as a concert hall.

Finally, you have to live the experience of taking the funicular to the Mazatlán observatory, an exciting trip full of beautiful views.

Source: Escapadah