To make a family trip always creates unforgettable memories. And what is better than taking a trip to one of the most beloved beach destinations in Mexico: Mazatlan. Located on the coast of Mexico’s Pacific ocean, in the state of Sinaloa, Mazatlan is a unique beach destination in the country, as it differs from other destinations due to the fact that it enjoy a very Mexican and cultural environment..
It is also well-known for its contribution to Mexican cuisine with the aguachile, a dish based mainly on shrimp, marinated in lemon juice, with a lot of chile and red onion. In fact, it is very sought after when the hangover from the previous night hits.
What family activities can be enjoyed in this Mexican paradise? Here are a few ideas you may take into account during your next visit to Mazatlan.
Of course, we cannot forget to mention the traditional activities at a tropical destination, such as enjoying the beach and tasting the region’s cuisine. In regard to Mazatlan, its cuisine is based on seafood. Marlin tacos, aguachile and buffeted fish (pescado zarandeado) are the preferred dishes.
Huana Coa Park: located 40 minutes away, is dedicated to adventure sports, with trails which must be crossed by zip-lines and SUVS; when you are finished, you can visit a farm where blue agave is distilled, with a tasting included for the adults in the party.
Watching dolphins, whales and sea lions: an unforgettable experience for the whole family. The best time to see them is between December and April.
Releasing turtles: the Mazatlan aquarium organizes this activity in different beaches in the area.
Mazagua aquatic park: with swimming pools, slides and all kinds of activities for children.
Activities such as kayaking and snorkeling, to take a closer look at the amazing marine life.
Two of the islands of Mazatlan which are perfect for family visits are the Venados island and the Piedra island. Both have a very quiet surf, perfect for children and activities such as kayaking, snorkeling, horseback riding and bird watching.
The stroll through the destination
The Boardwalk: on foot or on board the pulmonías, Mazatlan’s taxis.
Funbus: a double-decker, open air bus, from where you can see a quick and general views of the main tourist attractions in Mazatlan.
Climb the lighthouse: in less than half an hour you will reach the top and the view is spectacular.
Mazatlan’s offering is endless, placing it as an excellent destination in Mexico to be enjoyed with children. Visit it!