Deer Island (Isla de Venados), Mazatlan

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Escape the nearby resorts and enjoy the unspoiled beaches on Deer Island (Isla de Venados). The calm waters in this ecological reserve make the island perfect for snorkeling, swimming, and kayaking. Numerous tour companies offer excursions from Mazatlan; if you prefer to explore on your own, you can rent a boat with a driver to take you to the island. You'll find little shade once there, so ask in advance about borrowing an umbrella. The food service on the island is limited to those on the tours (and some reports cite poor quality), so pack a cooler full of drinks and snacks to keep you going. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Deer Island (Isla de Venados) and many more Mazatlan attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Mazatlan trip itinerary website .
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  • August 20, 2017
    I loved it! The island is super small, there is nothing around but that also makes it unique, you disconnected for a moment everything and you can appreciate the beauty of the water, perfect for children because there are no waves
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  • August 17, 2017
    The waters are crystal clear and very calm, are perfect for swimming, I recommend to bring umbrella, water and food.
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  • August 5, 2017
    Ideal for rest, swimming, kayaking, have a great time in family, couples and friends. There are no waves and water of different shades gives a very good picture to the landscape.
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Mazatlan's accommodations cluster around the old town, making the most of the city's trademark blend of French Baroque architecture and sea views. Here you can find everything from ritzy beach resorts to affordable youth hostels. Head slightly farther north along the city's famous promenade for a range of high-end options in the neighborhoods of El Dorado and El Cid, with the latter offering proximity to the city's bustling marina.
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