is known as “The Pearl of the Pacific”,
for many good reasons.
None of them, by the way, have to
do with pearls…you won’t find any
here unless shopping for them in jewelry stores.
This is Mexico’s busiest port city, where
“The Golden Zone” (‘Zona Dorado’)
of hotels and tourist businesses arrived almost
as an afterthought when some forward-thinking
guys from the United States built a hotel on the
then-virgin beach north of the city proper. Suddenly,
Mazatlan realized it had another industry besides
the port, beer brewing, and typical regional light
industrial undertakings. Since that time in 1955,
Mazatlan’s beautiful tourism facilities
have grown around the original Hotel Playa Mazatlan
to become one of North America’s favorite
vacation spots…and thus “The Pearl
of the Pacific” was born.
Mazatlan’s 10-plus miles of sunny beaches
are renowned as a place for vacations of any type.
If you’re looking for simple relaxation,
the first-class beach resorts will be glad to
supply you with a calm spot on the beach. When
you’ve had enough of that, however, be prepared
for as much activity as you like! The sport fishing
here is among the best on the Pacific coast, and
if you’re not into catching your own dinner,
Mexico’s largest shrimp fleet is here to
make sure your dinner is fresh from the ocean.
Adventurous and environmental tours and activities
are ready whenever you are. The nightlife can
be whatever you like…quiet and romantic
dinners, cocktails listening to latin jazz, or
wild party nights that don’t start until
late and don’t finish till the sun rises.
You’ll find Mazatlan to be
a city of dual personalities: a genuine Mexican
city with thriving industry and a glorious Mexican
beach vacation destination. This is a unique combination
not found in other
EL BRAZO: arm. Say 'el BRAH-zoe'
& phrases daily!
Mexican resorts, many of which were
built as resorts ‘from the ground up’.
As such, your visit here will give you a unique
glimpse into the real Mexico, one not dominated
by only tourism service, but rather a real Mexico
vacation which shares its genuine
culture with its visitors. Spend
some time here on MazatlanSource.com and discover
the ways that Mazatlan earns its reputation as
“The Pearl of the Pacific”.