Old Mazatlan, Mazatlan

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Walk through the charming streets of Old Mazatlan, a restored 19th century neighborhood with a wealth of historical and cultural sights. Stop off in one of the well-maintained plazas to admire the surrounding architectural highlights, including places of worship and old colonial homes. With many of the elderly buildings now containing cultural attractions, you'll find a good set of museums and galleries in the neighborhood, along with a collection of atmospheric bars and restaurants, frequented by lively students and local retirees alike. Using our international travel planner, Mazatlan attractions like Old Mazatlan can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Old town is always fun to visit with many great restaurants to choose from. Can take the bus to old Mazatlan but good luck trying to find out where to I catch the return ride. Lots of construction, so...  more »
  • Beautiful part of Mazatlan. Many old buildings and side streets to wander. However El Faro (the lighthouse) is closed due to road repairs leading to the path to climb. Very difficult to maneuver downt...  more »
  • Quieter in the sense of fewer tourists is what you find. There is absolutely no lack of shopping, eating or culture. Everything is walkable, not taxi needed.  more »

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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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