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Sun, sand, & city life on the beaches of Mazatlan

Beaches are the heart of Mexico’s Mazatlán, quite literally: One of the country's longest sections of continuous urban beach is located inside the city. And though a number of the destination's beaches pulsate with activity, plenty of others provide space and intimacy. Mazatlán is a place of both calm and culture; whether you spend your evenings partying on Olas Atlas or attending concerts at Teatro Angela Peralta, you’ll soon see why the city is known as one of the 13 Wonders of Mexico.

Where to stay

From cost-efficient hotels to luxury resorts, Mazatlán has a home-away-from-home to match your budget. As you wheel your suitcase across the traditional Spanish tiles of your Mazatlán hotel, take note of cultural design elements. Many of the region's resorts decorate with dark woods, native plants, and the bright colors of a Mexican fiesta.

If one of your bucket-list items is to stay in a luxurious room on the beach, then you can cross it off when you reach Mazatlán. A number of waterfront resorts feature rooms just a few hundred feet from the sand and surf. Hotels by the sea are also close to restaurants, nightclubs and shops.

What to see and do

You might have to actually schedule beach relaxation when you visit Mazatlán, because the destination's other sights and activities could easily pull your attention away from the sandy shores. Well-preserved historic sites stand nearby, as well as secluded spots to explore nature. Don’t leave Mazatlán without sampling the local seafood; the fresh fish here is abundant and delicious. Mazatlán's signature islands are well worth a visit, and the city's art community will immerse you in the country's diverse culture.

Beach day

Scooping up a personal patch of sand is an easy task in Mazatlán—the miles and miles of beachfront property are the city's claim to fame. Beaches are located practically everywhere in the region, both in town and along the outskirts. While spending time on a Mazatlán beach, check out local dining and shopping establishments where you can enjoy authentic tacos or buy a handmade blanket.


Historical discovery and leisure time are easily combined in a place like Mazatlán. For instance, a renowned UNESCO World Heritage historic site is about an hour away from the city by bus. Approximately 600 different stone-carved petroglyphs have been preserved and are displayed at the site. Mystery surrounds the spot; scholars are still deciphering the ancient icons depicted on the stone engravings.

Another site to see is the 19th-century Catedral Basilica de Mazatlán, unique because of its Gothic and Moorish architectural design in a region that mostly features Spanish colonial-style structures.

Art community

From November to May, Mazatlán's art community hosts a public art walk on the first Friday of each month. If you're vacationing on one of these Fridays, sign up for the chance to admire and possibly purchase artwork created by resident sculptors, painters, fabric designers, and photographers. Many of these artists have restored historic homes, and they open them up for the public art walk. Touring these uniquely renovated places could be the highlight of your trip—let them inspire eclectic design ideas for your own space back home.


To get away from the bustle of the city, take a day trip to one of Mazatlán's three famous islands—Deer Island, Goat Island, and Stone Island—which protrude off the shore of Zona Dorada. They feature intimate beaches, clear water and an abundance of wildlife. Travelers often visit the islands to snorkel, so rent underwater equipment to see tropical fish, sea turtles and stingrays.

When to visit

October and November are the best months to take a trip to Mazatlán. Summer can be rainy, and vacations during winter can be more costly. Fall weather is still warm enough to enjoy the beach while escaping most of the crowds.

Travel details

To reach Mazatlán by airplane, fly into the General Rafael Buelna International Airport (MZT). If you like road trips, then feel free to travel to the region by car, but you'll need to acquire short-term auto insurance from Mexico. Boat transport is another option. Baja ferries travel between Baja, California, and Mazatlán. Upon your arrival, take a bus or hire a taxi to move around the city and to visit nearby historical sites.

Recently booked Mazatlan hotels

Hotel Last booked Stars Price from
Ramada Beach Resort and Spa
Golden Zone - Beach Front
8 hours ago 3 stars $85
Quality Inn Mazatlan
Golden Zone - Beach Front
13 hours ago 2 stars $54
Hotel Playa Mazatlan
Golden Zone - Beach Front
14 hours ago 3 stars $67
El Cid Granada Country Club
Golden Zone - Beach Front
17 hours ago 2 stars $80
Oceano Palace Beach Hotel
Golden Zone - Beach Front
17 hours ago 3 stars $55
La Siesta
Old Mazatlan, Downtown
1 day ago 2 stars $39
Azteca Inn
Golden Zone - Beach Front
1 day ago 2 stars $44
Pueblo Bonito Mazatlan
Golden Zone - Beach Front
1 day ago 4 stars $85
RIU Emerald Bay - All Inclusive
Nuevo Mazatlan, Cerritos
1 day ago 3 stars $134
El Cid El Moro Beach Hotel
Golden Zone - Beach Front
4 days ago 3 stars $92

Recently Rated Mazatlan Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Hotel Playa Mazatlan
Golden Zone - Beach Front
4.1 / 5
116 reviews
3 stars $67
El Cid Castilla Beach Hotel
Golden Zone - Beach Front
3.8 / 5
129 reviews
3 stars $81
Pueblo Bonito Mazatlan
Golden Zone - Beach Front
4.3 / 5
85 reviews
4 stars $85
Hotel Costa De Oro
Golden Zone - Beach Front
3.6 / 5
51 reviews
3 stars $69
Luna Palace
Golden Zone - Beach Front
3.4 / 5
49 reviews
3 stars $69
RIU Emerald Bay - All Inclusive
Nuevo Mazatlan, Cerritos
3.7 / 5
94 reviews
3 stars $134
El Cid El Moro Beach Hotel
Golden Zone - Beach Front
3.5 / 5
26 reviews
3 stars $92
Mision Mazatlan
Golden Zone - Beach Front
3.0 / 5
2 reviews
3 stars $62
Quality Inn Mazatlan
Golden Zone - Beach Front
4.1 / 5
8 reviews
2 stars $54
Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay Resort & Spa
Golden Zone - Beach Front
4.3 / 5
63 reviews
4 stars $103

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From $85

1 Pueblo Bonito Mazatlan

4 stars
4.3 / 5 85 reviews

Camaron Sabalo 2121 Norte Map

Ideal oasis for enjoyment of all that Mazatlan has to offer. Charming Beachfront Resort with lush gardens, fine dining, water sports and easy access to fishing, shopping and cultural areas. Pueblo... More

Not good
The only good thing about this hotel is the food. Excellent food and I really enjoyed eating here. One problem is that at the restaurant, they try everything so you leave tip. Considering that I...
Jun 14, 2014
From $134

2 RIU Emerald Bay - All Inclusive

3 stars
3.7 / 5 94 reviews

Calzada Camaron Map

$35 SPA Credit and Golf Discount

All-inclusive resort with spa, swim-up bar and numerous dining optionsRising 20 stories over the Pacific at Playa Brujas, the lavish and all-inclusive Riu Emerald Bay provides guests with an... More

good staff and great food
The staff is very friendly and attentive, and the food is great as well as nice rooms. The elevators are slow during the weekend peak days, but not bad during the week. Had a great vacation
Sep 8, 2014
From $69

3 Hotel Costa De Oro

3 stars
3.6 / 5 51 reviews

Ave. Camaron Sabalo S/N Map

43% off per night

Beachfront hotel in the Zona Dorada with restaurant, shopping and spaThe Hotel Costa De Oro offers comfortable rooms and suites in the heart of the Golden Zone (Zona Dorada), where boutiques, craft... More

Weekend getaway
The staff was great, the rooms are a bit old fashioned, pool was excelent, although a week after a major storm that destroyed part of the beachfront and one of the pools, it was functioning ok.
Sep 29, 2014
From $81

4 El Cid Castilla Beach Hotel

3 stars
3.8 / 5 129 reviews

Ave Camaron Sabalo S/n Map

Free Kids+ $1200USD Resort Credit Coupon Book

Mazatlan hotel with pools, nearby spa and organized beach activitiesThe El Cid Castilla Beach Hotel allows guests to take advantage of the facilities of all four El Cid hotels in Mazatlan, as well... More

Family trip
Overall good with lots of dining choices and good food. Hotel and pools were nice. Beach surf was fairly rough and not swimmable. Walks on the sand were nice though. Great value for the warm season.
Oct 14, 2014
From $67

5 Hotel Playa Mazatlan

3 stars
4.1 / 5 116 reviews

Playa Gaviotas Ave. 202 Map

Beachfront hotel with great views and a long history in the Zona DoradaIdeally located in the heart of Mazatlan's lively Golden Zone (Zona Dorada), the Hotel Playa Mazatlan provides premier... More

Great location away from tourist traps
Perfect location for enjoying the beach and checking out the town. The staff is wonderful and the rooms are comfortable and clean.
Oct 18, 2014
From $103

6 Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay Resort & Spa

4 stars
4.3 / 5 63 reviews

Av. Ernesto Coppel Campany #201 Camino Al Delfin Map

Kids FREE, Shuttle to sister hotel & 10% in Rest.

All-suite Mazatlan resort with kitchenettes and great restaurantsLocated on a private beach in New Mazatlan (Nuevo Mazatlan) north of the historic city center and tourist-oriented Golden Zone (Zona... More

Go for the all inclusive
We stayed at the Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay for a family vacation on Aug 13-17 2014. Its a beautiful LARGE beach hotel, located about 10-12 km far from downtown Mazatlan, so you won't find anything...
Aug 19, 2014
From $99

7 The Inn at Mazatlan

3 stars
4.1 / 5 37 reviews

Ave. Camaron Sabalo # 6291 Map

Awesome Pacific views at Zona Dorada hotel with fine dining restaurantThe Inn at Mazatlan features oversized rooms and suites, an award-winning restaurant, lush gardens and direct beach access.... More

Good hotel
Very good hotel with have a lot fun with my family
Aug 17, 2014
From $69

8 Luna Palace

3 stars
3.4 / 5 49 reviews

Ave. Camaron Sabalo 2601 Map

Ocean view suites with fully-equipped kitchenettes in the Zona DoradaThe beachfront Luna Palace provides the comforts of home in condominium-style junior and one-bedroom suites. All rooms include a... More

couple vacation
We were able to walk to shopping,eating etc so we saved on transportation costs. The restaurant and daytime front desk employees were super nice and helpful, all in all a good value for our money.
Sep 16, 2014
From $94

9 Royal Villas Resort

3 stars
3.7 / 5 29 reviews

Ave. Camaron Sabalo 500 Map

7th Night FREE + $50US Beverage Credit

Beachfront Mazatlan resort with pool, Jacuzzi, fitness center and saunaSpacious accommodations at the Royal Villas Resort range from junior suites to luxury penthouses with sweeping views of the... More

A Bit Old
Royal Villas is located in a good area with a very nice view. The swimming pool is fine. The staff is friendly and communication was not a problem. However, the hotel and the facilities are...
Jan 16, 2014
From $139

10 Casa Lucila - Hotel Boutique Adults Only

4 stars
4.3 / 5 6 reviews

Olas Altas Map

FREE Wireless Internet

Oceanfront boutique hotel with at-home hospitality and luxury amenitiesThe Casa Lucila Hotel Boutique is a restored 19th-century property was a labor of love for owners Conchita and Chris Boccard,... More

beautifull sunsets
The location was great, an the staff very very helpful , nice place if you like to be where the action is. Everything in this hotel was top noch, I highly recommend .... will be back soon?.
Jul 28, 2014
From $69

11 The Palms Resort of Mazatlan

3 stars
4.2 / 5 5 reviews


55% off per night

Beachfront resort with stunning views, swim-up bar and open-air loungeThe beachfront The Palms Resort of Mazatlan is located in the heart of the Golden Zone (Zona Dorada), near boutiques, craft... More

Good Experience
Beach in front of the hotel have a lot of stones, there is not a good place to be. You can walk a quarter of mile to the left, very close to the El Moro hotel to have a nice shore...
Aug 11, 2014
From $55

12 Oceano Palace Beach Hotel

3 stars
3.3 / 5 78 reviews

Camaron Sabalo Ave. S/N Map

Gorgeous island and ocean views and a fitness center at Mazatlan hotelRecent renovations at Oceano Palace Beach Hotel create a fresh, clean style, with guest rooms in blue and beige tones to evoke... More

had fun
best bang for your buck great time beach very clean water clean same as Hawaii only closer
Jun 19, 2014
From $92

13 El Cid El Moro Beach Hotel

3 stars
3.5 / 5 26 reviews

Ave Camaron Sabalo S/N Map

Free Kids+ $1200USD Resort Credit Coupon Book

Stay in this recently remodeled, upscale, ocean front property and still enjoy at your leisure the active atmosphere of the adjacent El Cid Castilla Beach Hotel, or just relax and read your... More

Ordinary, needs better customer service. Swimming pool is nice.
Sep 8, 2014
From $39

14 La Siesta

2 stars
3.7 / 5 62 reviews

Olas Atlas No. 11 Sur Centro, Map

Kids up to 12 Stay for FREE + FREE WiFi

Olas Altas beachfront hotel with original El Shrimp Bucket locationLocated in the heart of Mazatlan's historic city center, La Siesta provides a great base for exploring this area of the Pacific... More

perfect downtown beachfront location. restaurants and downtown entertainment very short walking distance.
Mar 31, 2014
From $84

15 Hotel Emporio Mazatlan

3 stars
3.7 / 5 29 reviews

AV. Camaron Sabalo No. 51 Zona Dorada Map

40% OFF per night

Modern amenities, fitness center and beachfront dining in Zona DoradaSleek, sophisticated style, ocean views, private balconies and top-notch service make the Hotel Emporio Mazatlan a premier... More

Since is not that expensive, you get what you paid. It is clean, but there's a lot of damage in the room (shower didn't closed, faucet didn't close properly, keylock didnt lock) The pool was nice...
Jun 23, 2014
From $89

16 El Cid Marina All Suites Beach Resort

4 stars
4.5 / 5 41 reviews

Ave Camaron Sabalo S/N Map

Free Kids+ $1200USD Resort Credit Coupon Book

Elegant resort with marina and ocean views, fine dining and on-site spaThe El Cid Marina Beach Hotel provides a secluded waterfront destination just minutes from the activity of the nearby Golden... More

Quiet Classy Place
This is a great hotel for people who love to be pampered, but want to be away from all the noise and whooha of the more touristy "Golden Zone". There is a free shuttle service to the other El Cid...
Feb 27, 2014
From $85

17 Ramada Beach Resort and Spa

3 stars
3.5 / 5 12 reviews

Av Playa Gaviotas 100 Map

Stay 2, Save 15%

Full-service Zona Dorada resort with on-site spa, pool and great diningThe Ramada Resort Mazatlan is located in the city's tourist-friendly Golden Zone (Zona Dorada) along the Mexican Pacific. The... More

Fantastic family getaway
It's a great place to stay stayedh with the whole family there !!
Jun 12, 2014
From $49

18 Olas Altas Inn

3 stars
4.0 / 5 6 reviews

Ave Del Mar 719 Col Estadio Map

45% off per night

Olas Altas Hotel is Located right across the street from one of the most famous beaches in Mazatlan on the famous Del Mar Avenue. Also within walking distance to the World's famous Mazatlan... More

From $61

19 Coral Island Hotel and Spa

4 stars
4.1 / 5 19 reviews

Ave. Del Mar 1234 Map

Kids up to 12 Stay for FREE and Wireless Internet

Upscale hotel with an infinity pool along Playa Norte and the MaleconThe Coral Island Hotel and Spa features a clean, minimalist style for a splash of upscale sophistication along Mazatlan's famous... More

value, service
My experience was very pleasant; the hotel is centrally located and the service was wonderful.
Jul 25, 2014
From $61

20 Aguamarina Hotel

3 stars
3.8 / 5 9 reviews

Avenida del Mar No. 110 Map

Save 10% on this stay!

Comfortable rooms and suites with great views, a pool and restaurantLocated on Mazatlan's famous Malecon (boardwalk), the Aguamarina Hotel features an outdoor pool and on-site bar and restaurant... More

Young Couple overnight stay
We stayed on December 30th, 2013 and were very impressed by the staff, pool, and the VIEW. Without even requesting an ocean view, we were given really prime real estate. Perfect location to walk...
Jan 2, 2014