Take an urban hike through Mazatlan’s downtown Historic District, where you’ll find 1800s-era shops and houses, pretty plazas and the beautifully restored Teatro Ángela Peralta theatre. Dine on the patio of one of the many cafés that line the Plaza Machado, the city’s original main square, and enjoy the street performers. End your day with a stroll along the seafront boulevard, Paseo Olas Altas—the oldest section of Mazatlan’s seven-kilometre Malecón.
What to Do in Mazatlan’s Historic District
With its seafront boulevard, beautifully restored architecture, and rich arts and culture, Mazatlan’s revitalized downtown Historic District is the vibrant heart of the city. Sip a margarita and listen to live music at Macaws Bar & Bistro, hang out in Plaza Machado and shop for souvenirs at Casa Etnik.
Experience a Sacred Mayan Journey in Mexico’s Mayan Riviera
Each spring, local residents, many of Maya descent, recreate a sacred journey from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel in Mexico's Mayan Riviera. The purpose of the ancient pilgrimage was to bring offerings to Ixchel, the goddess of fertility and medicine.