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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Plaza
“Very good restaurants and nice vibe to walk during day or night .. also to hear live music in the street”
  • 83 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Excellent restaurant with great service and food. Most of the time there is waiting time, so plan in advance. ”
  • 85 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Excellent venue, with many options from symphony, ballet, drama and guest performers. There are three tiers in addition to the floor seating. It is a lovely way to enjoy the talents of Sinaloa.”
  • 54 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Since its opening on September 13, 1980, Mazatlán Aquarium has been one of the most complete and best of its kind in Latin America, besides being the largest in Mexico. According to the institution, "The primary objective is for the public to learn to respect the marine ecosystem that which we depend on, and we foster this through knowledge of marine species." It is divided into two main areas, the Aquarium and Botanical Garden; together, they contain the following facilities: Aquarium: Section, Diving -Exhibition Activity Museum of the Sea: Temporary exhibitions and permanent displays that include shells, snails, and materials relating to the marine ecosystem. Botanical Garden: 1 hectare which consists of 75 tree species from around the world, and regional species of Sinaloa. Pond Sea Lions: Sea Lions, Frog Pond, Oceanic Fishbowl, Aviary: about 13 species of birds that inhabit the State of Sinaloa are displayed, Cactus section, Crocodiles, etc. kids love it!”
  • 42 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“This mall is everything! There are movie theaters, numerous stores, an extensive food court, an arcade, childcare, trampoline park, a bowling alley, and Starbucks!”
  • 35 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“The shopping mall with the best location, it might miss some of the well famous brands you can find at Galerias, but even so, you are able to find most anything you need.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“A boardwalk from Playa Norte to Olas Atlas. You will see lots of statues along with restaurants, vendors, etc. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Lighthouse
“Locals love to climb to the top of the highest working natural lighthouse in the world. It does have the best view of the city and it doesn't take long to get up there. You can actually go up and down to the back and come back up and down again.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Sublocality Level 1
“Calm waters ideal for children, horseback riding, ATV’s, kayaking, water sports, numerous restaurants ”
  • 40 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Beautiful restaurant setting located in Centro with delicious food! Outdoor patio/dining & bar area is a must see. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Shoe Store
“Cinemex, tiendas de ropa, calzado, electrónica, boliche, restaurantes, juegos infantiles, etc.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Plaza
“Highly recommended, historic place. There are small restaurants & places for having a drink as well. Very nice historic ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Food Court
“A big market in the central of Mazatlan. Un mercado local en el centro de Mazatlan.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Water Park
“El lugar ideal para pasar el día en familia y refrescándote del fuerte sol del puerto, Mazagua cuenta con múltiples albercas para diversión incluso de los más pequeños. Si prefieres algo más emocionante, también hay toboganes que satisfarán tu lado aventurero. Si, por el contrario, quieres relajarte, puedes tomar el sol disfrutando de botana y bebidas. En el lugar cuentas con todos los servicios de seguridad necesarios, para que estés tranquilo.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“If you are here to party this is the right spot! Mexico knows how to party and you will have the best night of your life in Classico Mazatlan if you need to make a reservation please let me know so I can assist you. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Cliff Divers! OK not as long a dive as some places but great fun to see. The divers themselves will want to drum up a crowd so if you go down to the entrance to their diving area, a 5 minute walk north along the beach from Su Casa, they will find you to negotiate the cost of your view of a dive. Don't go when you are in a hurry, they want as big a crowd as possible - sometimes it takes a long time to drum up enough. They dive at night during high tourist times, using torches, quite interesting.”
  • 17 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Mexican Restaurant
“Excellent restaurant with great service and food. Most of the time there is waiting time, so plan in advance. ”
  • 85 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“This little downtown joint serves the best french cuisine in Mazatlan. The beautifully arranged dishes matches the tasteful decoration and prime service. Try any of the risottos, the duck breast or the fish specials and don't miss the amazing imported wine selection.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Bar
“Great views of the ocean (and sunset) with a bucket of cold beer, lots of vendors, bandas, and fun!”
  • 20 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Start the day at Pancho's Restaurant. There are countless breakfast spots in town, but the one you'll hear about the most is Panchos, The chile relleno and chilaquiles are standouts, but to be honest, its one of the best breakfast in town. Though the coffee isn't going to impress anyone, the chiles should be enough to wake you up. Sit upstairs, so you can look out onto the sea and ponder life as your ankles swell from all the lard and salt.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Deliciosas pizzas hechas sobre un horno de piedra. Ubicado a 4.9 km (8 minutos en auto) de Peninsula”
  • 18 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“Excellent ambiance and even better food, this place is a must visit while in Mazatlan.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Las Tradiciones, nunca pasan de moda, Mariscos, Cerveza y Banda - El Muchacho Alegre.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of my favorite places to have local seafood dishes - Unos de mis lugares favoritos para comer platillos de pescados y mariscos regionales”
  • 14 locals recommend

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