The biggest attraction in Mazatlan is of course the pacific ocean and miles of sandy beaches. If you enjoy swimming, snorkeling, surfing, fishing, or just walking on the beach you will find that Mazatlan is absolute paradise.
If you don’t want to spend all your time at the beach, you can explore the Pino Suarez Market (El Mercado), see the cathedral (Catedral), or take a picture fit for a magazine cover from the world’s highest natural lighthouse, El Faro.
The Acuario, or aquarium, is the biggest not just in Mexico, but in all of Latin America. They have sea lions, sharks, manta rays, even crocodiles, deer, parrots, and to top it all off a museum which features a giant grey whale skeleton, marine artifacts, and everything a true history buff would love to explore. The Mazatlan Aquarium has all the fish, birds, and wildlife you could ever want to see. This is a world class zoological park. Admission is 85 pesos per person.
Traveling to Mazatlan is perfect for history enthusiasts. Not only can you see the museum at the aquarium, there is also the art museum, the archaeological museum, and the restored theater called Angela Peralta. Don’t forget to visit the Catedral, or cathedral, one of the most spectacular sites in the city. While you are there, don’t forget to explore the central market, Pino Suarez Mercado, which is only a block away.