Enjoy Mazatlán on your Cruise to Mexico
Top 3 Reasons to Cruise to Mazatlán on your Cruise to Mexico
Mazatlán has much more than beautiful beaches, great weather, and delicious food! There is a reason Mazatlán has been coined the “Pearl of the Pacific”, it’s by far one of the most amazing cruise ports on the West Coast! If you are considering a Cruise to Mexico, make sure Mazatlán is a stop on your itinerary!
The History: If you are a history lover Mazatlán is the town to visit on your Mexican Riviera cruise. What’s great about Mazatlán is that the city embraces its rich history and culture all year around. In fact, Mazatlán celebrates two cultural seasons; the Spring Cultural Festival from February to June, and the Mazatlán Culture Festival held every year from October to December.
The architectural structures in Mazatlán are also rich with history and culture. Many of the original buildings have been preserved to keep up with the original architectural style. You can take a stroll along the Boardwalk (Malecon) or spend the day exploring the Historical District (Olas Atlas). Both areas are full of historical sites and beautiful statues.
The Weather: Mazatlán is located at around the same latitude as Honolulu, right below the Tropic of Cancer, making for very moderate temperatures all year long. You will find that in Mazatlán the weather usually stays in the low 70’s with plenty of sun! I don’t know about you but with weather that nice I may not want to come back home!
The Activities: There is something for everyone in this amazing city! As the second largest port on the west coast, falling only behind the Los Angeles cruise port, this city is prepared to please all of its visitors. If you are an adventurous soul Mazatlán has some of the most amazing zip lines you will ever find! Want to add some romance to your cruise? Try horseback riding on the beautiful sandy open beaches. Into water sports? Try snorkeling on the reef at Deer Island, or take your pick of water rentals. You can find paddle boards, banana boats, snorkeling gear, kayak rentals or jet skis, just to name a few.
However, if you really want enjoy a Mazatlán activity “local style”, you have to go fishing! Some claim the best fishing in the world is done in Mazatlán. This activity brought the first tourists and has held on strong for decades! Rumor has it, once you’ve fished in Mazatlán, fishing anywhere else will be less than satisfactory. Last but not least, I also have to mention taking a tour through the Pacifico Brewery! This is one of the most renowned breweries you will find along the west coast! It’s a must do in Mazatlán!
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Kimberly Wheeler joined the team at CruiseExperts.com in September 2014. Her role as a Social Media Marketer is to pass on the expertise of the agency to help travelers understand the world of cruising through blogging. Kimberly has an extensive background in Public Relations and Marketing and a passion for engaging the public. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication and Journalism with an option in Public Relations from Fresno State University in May 2014.