Mazatlan is closer to the USA than it is to Mexico City. Thanks to fabulous deep-sea fishing, it was one of the country's first resorts to attract international visitors. It is a "working" resort that doubles as one of the country's busiest seaports and doubles as home base for Mexico's largest shrimp fleet, so guess what heads most menus! Rough and ready, it attracts sports minded travelers who like a casual lifestyle.
Only 745 miles South from Arizona, on the Pacific Coast, Mazatlan is an authentic non-tourist type beach destination, very appropriate for couples who want a genuine Mexican destination to plan their wedding, honeymoon or romantic trip.
You will find that Mazatlan comprises two zones: Old Mazatlan and Zona Dorada. Zona Dorada is a modern area with beach hotels and restaurants.
A much-appreciated feature of Mazatlan is the charm and vitality of it's the Old Mazatlan, with art schools, galleries, restaurants and bars where every evening one can enjoy live performances of local and foreign musicians.
In 1940´s when Hollywood discovered Mazatlan, US visitors became the engine for the development of good quality hotels, resorts, golf and tennis courses and an excellent nightlife.