Orbitz.com can help you book cheap flights to Mazatlán, a vibrant commercial seaport and one of the most popular resort cities in Mexico. The city is located on the Pacific coast, across from the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula, and is known for the quality of its beaches. Visitors gravitate to Zona Dorada, where the resorts are located, and the Centro Historico, which is home to picturesque plazas and many recently renovated 18th-century buildings.
Visitors to Mazatlán can fly into General Rafael Buelna International Airport, also known as Mazatlán International Airport. The airport is located approximately 11 miles south of the city. Aeromexico Connect, Alaska Airlines, American Eagle, United Airlines, Delta, US Airways, Viva Aerobus and Volaris fly into this airport. Authorized taxi service is available from the airport to the city, and rates vary based on a zone system, the size or type of the taxi and the number of passengers. Travelers can buy a taxi ticket at the kiosk outside the arrivals area inside the terminal building. Many of the major resorts have customer service desks at the airport and can help you arrange transportation to their properties.
Mazatlán has a tropical climate, so the weather is fairly consistent throughout the year. Daily temperatures fluctuate between lows around 66°F and highs around 90°F. The area's wet season lasts from July to September. During these months, the weather can be very rainy and humid. Most people travel to Mazatlán for the beaches, such as Olas Altas. Other popular sights include the Lighthouse, Machado Square and the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. The area is also a great place for water sports, including surfing, jet skiing and water skiing.
Mazatlán is a popular vacation destination for those who seek to enjoy the city's beautiful beaches and enjoy the area's active nightlife. Orbitz.com specializes in helping travelers plan their vacations on a budget, from cheap flights to Mazatlán to low-cost accommodations and sales on admission to area attractions.
Although average temperatures are relatively consistent throughout the year (lows dipping to the mid-60s and highs shooting up into the mid-90s), the best months to visit Mazatlan are between November and May. Average highs hover in the low- to mid-80s, and rain will rarely disrupt your plans for the day. Hurricane season is August through November.
Rainy season begins in late June and continues through September. The mornings are generally sunny, then clouds begin to roll in around noon, with thunder, lightning, and rain hitting in the afternoon. It’s more humid, and mosquitoes come in droves. But the lush vegetation in the surrounding countryside is a bonus.
Some 9,000 U.S. and Canadian citizens make this coastal retreat their permanent home or seasonal residence between the months of October and April. If you’re into America’s pastime, October through December is baseball season. Los Venados, Mazatlan's Pacific League baseball team, typically sees a few American AAA players on its roster. And the games are a fun way to mix with the locals.
Another issue to weigh is whether you prefer it quiet or lively. The busy seasons are during spring break (late February into April) and winter vacations (December and January).
Count on rates being higher in February during Carnival, Mazatlan’s most famous annual event that dates back to 1898. Nearly 400,000 costumed revelers converge for parades, roving mariachis, fireworks, art, street parties, and gastronomic events. If you’re not into crowds or raucous celebrations, opt for another time.
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