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Things to do in Mazatlán

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Plaza
“Very good restaurants and nice vibe to walk during day or night .. also to hear live music in the street”
  • 96 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“This favorite for locals and tourists has a large menu of Mexican comfort food. They offer an English menu and have English speaking staff. Save room for dessert they are known for their cakes and other baked goods. Open for breakfast, lunch or dinner the food is always great at Panama.”
  • 95 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Excellent venue, with many options from symphony, ballet, drama and guest performers. There are three tiers in addition to the floor seating. It is a lovely way to enjoy the talents of Sinaloa.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Since its opening on September 13, 1980, Mazatlán Aquarium has been one of the most complete and best of its kind in Latin America, besides being the largest in Mexico. According to the institution, "The primary objective is for the public to learn to respect the marine ecosystem that which we depend on, and we foster this through knowledge of marine species." It is divided into two main areas, the Aquarium and Botanical Garden; together, they contain the following facilities: Aquarium: Section, Diving -Exhibition Activity Museum of the Sea: Temporary exhibitions and permanent displays that include shells, snails, and materials relating to the marine ecosystem. Botanical Garden: 1 hectare which consists of 75 tree species from around the world, and regional species of Sinaloa. Pond Sea Lions: Sea Lions, Frog Pond, Oceanic Fishbowl, Aviary: about 13 species of birds that inhabit the State of Sinaloa are displayed, Cactus section, Crocodiles, etc. kids love it!”
  • 51 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“The shopping mall with the best location, it might miss some of the well famous brands you can find at Galerias, but even so, you are able to find most anything you need.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“This mall is everything! There are movie theaters, numerous stores, an extensive food court, an arcade, childcare, trampoline park, a bowling alley, and Starbucks!”
  • 35 locals recommend
Sublocality Level 1
“This place is nice and great, its a MUST TO in Mazatlan. Great for families and groups specially.”
  • 54 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Beautiful restaurant setting located in Centro with delicious food! Outdoor patio/dining & bar area is a must see. ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Lighthouse
“Locals love to climb to the top of the highest working natural lighthouse in the world. It does have the best view of the city and it doesn't take long to get up there. You can actually go up and down to the back and come back up and down again.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“A boardwalk from Playa Norte to Olas Atlas. You will see lots of statues along with restaurants, vendors, etc. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Shoe Store
“Tiene gran variedad de tiendas para todos los gustos además de áreas de comida, juegos y cine.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Plaza
“A beautiful and vibrant town square with a public market on weekends and lots of cafe's and restaurants to visit. Live local music and entertainment on the street.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“If you are here to party this is the right spot! Mexico knows how to party and you will have the best night of your life in Classico Mazatlan if you need to make a reservation please let me know so I can assist you. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Water Park
“¡A divertirse, bañarse y refrescarse todo el día! chicos, medianos y grandes en toboganes, resbaladillas, albercas chapoteaderos, inflables, etc. etc. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“This little downtown joint serves the best french cuisine in Mazatlan. The beautifully arranged dishes matches the tasteful decoration and prime service. Try any of the risottos, the duck breast or the fish specials and don't miss the amazing imported wine selection.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Lighthouse
“Explore and climb the second tallest natural lighthouse in the world. You can have beautiful views during the morning”
  • 29 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Mexican Restaurant
“This favorite for locals and tourists has a large menu of Mexican comfort food. They offer an English menu and have English speaking staff. Save room for dessert they are known for their cakes and other baked goods. Open for breakfast, lunch or dinner the food is always great at Panama.”
  • 95 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“This little downtown joint serves the best french cuisine in Mazatlan. The beautifully arranged dishes matches the tasteful decoration and prime service. Try any of the risottos, the duck breast or the fish specials and don't miss the amazing imported wine selection.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bar
“This is a very popular bar with a mix of locals, tourists young and old. You are guaranteed a wild time at Joe's Oyster Bar.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“ENGLISH: Nice and hippy place where to hang out during the evenings or nights. ESPAÑOL: Agradable y hippy lugar donde salir en las tardes o noches.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Breakfast on the beach or a sunset dinner. Pancho's has great food and great views. Loved by locals and tourists. English menu's and English speaking staff.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A really good option for those interested in a classic take on sea food and prime meals like oysters, lobster or red snapper with a nice glass of wine.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“Excellent ambiance and even better food, this place is a must visit while in Mazatlan.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Si buscas una experiencia 100% mazatlecos, este lugar es el que te recomiendo. lleno de música de banda, playa, los mejores mariscos de México y el amable servicio de los mazatlecos.”
  • 22 locals recommend

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