Mazatlan – The Pearl of the Pacific

Posted on October 10, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , |

Nicknamed the “Pearl of the Pacific,” Mazatlan is settled on Mexico’s Gold Coast, in the state of Sinaloa. It is bordered by the Sierra Madre Mountains and is the closest Mexican resort that can be approached from the United States. Mazatlan was founded in 1531 and by the middle of the 19th century a large group of German immigrants settled in this place. Under the Germans, Mazatlan prospered into a commercial seaport and in present date it is considered Mexico’s largest commercial port. Today, it has also developed itself into one of the most favorite destinations where you can live a peaceful life along the Pacific Coast.

Mazatlan is a top destination for vacation and welcomes every tourist who will be stunned by its beauty. Mazatlan attributes to have 10 miles of picturesque Pacific beachfront which is lined up with many all-inclusive resorts and intimate villas. Mazatlan is a perfect family vacation destination. You can walk down around Old Mazatlan which is colorful in its architecture and features a line of colonial buildings and attractions like Pergola Centennial Way, Monument to the Fisherman, the March 31st Floor, Lighthouse on Creston Island and many more. You can enjoy hiking to Cerro de Vigia from where you can enjoy panoramic view. There are some islands like Icehouse Hill, the Three Islands, Island of the Stone and the Seals, the natural beauty and vegetation of these islands can spellbound you.

The nightlife of Mazatlan is equally vibrant and lively. There are many bars and pubs in Mazatlan where you can enjoy drinks after a long day relaxation in the beaches. Even you can have pleasure of shopping for shopping in markets of Mazatlan. You will certainly like to take home several local things like baskets, pottery, jewelry, leather goods, metalwork and wood-carvings.

So, if you love watching bird, whale and dolphin, enjoy hiking, snorkeling, golfing and other adventures, visit Mazatlan.


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