Arts & Cultural
Angela Peralta Theater
Completed in 1874, this is one of the few opera houses of its type in Mexico that still functions as a working theater with international daily events during high season.
This well organized museum offers exhibits outlining the pre-Hispanic Sinaloan history and culture of Mazatlan with artifacts and ancient pottery.
Casa Machado Museum
A unique museum with a collection of furniture and commonly used objects from the early 19th and 20th centuries. The Casa Machado Museum also has a room dedicated to the Carnaval, with photographs and costumes spanning over 100 years.
Points of Interest
A protected natural area with a lagoon featuring trees and wild animals along with a train that leads visitors through the forest. The park also contains rides and picnic areas.
El Faro Lighthouse
Located at the peak of Cerro del Creston, this is the second tallest lighthouse operating in the entire world. A hike to the top offers a great bird's-eye view of Mazatlan.
Immaculate Conception Cathedral
Completed in 1899, it boasts two bell towers and stunning stained glass. The yellow-tiled spires and blue and yellow Moorish motifs on the outside walls make the cathedral stand out in the Old Town.
This is Mexico's largest aquarium with beautiful sea life that lives just off the coast. With 52 tanks containing sharks, eels, seahorses, lobster and over 250 saltwater and freshwater species from around the world, it's a great place to introduce children to the wonders of the ocean.
Mazatlan Malecon (Boardwalk)
At 13 miles long, it's the longest boardwalk in Mexico offering spectacular views of the sunset.
Originally constructed in 1837, it's one of the oldest and most popular sites to see in all of Mazatlan. Today, it's at the center of historic renewal and it's a great place to dine or sip a cafe con leche and do some people watching.
Stone Island is located south of Mazatlan and 20 minutes from Estrella del Mar. Gentle waves make for a refreshing swim, and the sandy beach is the perfect place to take in the hot Mexican sun.
La Gran Plaza Shopping Center
This American-style shopping mall is a great place to buy basic items.
Mazatlan Jewelry Stores
There are many jewelry stores in Mazatlan and you can choose from high-fashion to local artisan-crafted pieces. There are especially great deals to be found on the world-famous Mexican Fire Opal.
Mercado Pino Suarez
Listed as a top tourist attraction by the Mazatlan City Guide, this is great place to shop for all kinds of exotic foods, or just to see what the locals are buying.
A first-class jewelry store with handicrafts including silver, gold and fire opals.
Sports & Amusement
Estadio Teodoro Mariscal
Home to the Mazatlan Los Venados, the area's Pacific League baseball team.
Come and relax in the middle of beautiful beaches and charter a fishing boat for the day or a pleasure cruise in the harbor.
Mazagua Aquatic Park
Mazagua is a water slide park with a large wave pool, river inner tubes, an artificial beach for children, restaurants, and other exciting activities for families.
- Center for Food Research and Development
- Instituto Tecnologico de Mazatlan
- Mazatlan International Center
- Universidad Autonoma de Sinaloa
- University of Sinaloa