Plaza Machado, Mazatlan

Plaza Machado, in the historic city center, was named after Juan Nepomuceno Machado, a Filipino trader who donated the land in 1837. A popular meeting point, the plaza used to be known as the "Orange Walk" because of the orange trees that surrounded it. Enjoy a coffee in the scenic city square, admire the French and Spanish architecture, and view the central gazebo constructed in 1870. Laidback in the morning and bustling with life at night, the plaza is a great spot for people watching, grabbing a quick snack, or a romantic stroll. Before you head to Mazatlan, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Mazatlan online trip itinerary planner , to make sure you see all that Mazatlan has to offer, including Plaza Machado.
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  • This is our second time in Mayan Palace. I love the staff and the beautiful surroundings. The place has everything that you can ask for, and the staff is very helpful and attentive. Hope to come back ...  more »
  • Do go on a weekend -so you can enjoy the craft market. A lovely old square & don't miss the cathedral -eat at Toplo-best restaurant in the city  more »
  • Loads of eateries and places that will be happy to sell you just a drink. The music, the lights and the crowds make this place special as you check out the venders in the park that is central to this ...  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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