Mazatlan is known as the pearl of the Pacific and the land of left point breaks, with miles of coastline from north to south. You’ll find a warm climate and fantastic places, including villages filled with tradition and mystery, buildings replete with history and legends, and natural resources like world-class waves.
Mazatlan and its surroundings are among Mexico’s best-kept secrets, but beauty isn’t the only thing Mazatlan has offer. It’s a surfer’s paradise where knowledgeable guides can help you find the perfect wave. There’s a spot for everyone from beginners to experts, including consistent, powerful and very long left-point breaks ,to fun and hollow beach breaks. Best times to surf are April through September, when the large south swells push through.
Mazatlán is situated on the Pacific Coast of Mexico, almost directly across from the tip of the Baja peninsula. Mazatlán has its own airport, as well as ferry service to La Paz.
Set at the foot of the Sierra Madre Mountains on a peninsula that extends into the Pacific Ocean, Mazatlán is one of the Mexican Riviera’s premier resort areas. Its remarkable scenic beauty is complemented by a delightful festive atmosphere and a wealth of exciting activities.
The City is concentrated in three areas: To the south there is El Centro (downtown) where the heart of the city is. 4 miles north of downtown lies the Sábalo traffic circle at the start of the Zona Dorada (Golden Zone) near the Punta Camarón, a rocky outcropping over the water. The Golden Zone is where the majority of hotels and restaurants are located. These two centres are linked by Avenue Del Mar, also known as the Malecón, which is a scenic beach-front avenue that bridges the gap between the two areas. Further north the New Marina has hotels, condo complexes, and private residences situated around it as well as two golf courses. The northern limit of Mazatlán. is an area called Los Cerritos. From the New Marina to Playa Bruja (a favourite surfing spot).
The best season for big swells is April to October, however November to March the conditions are not bad (best time for beginners), but you might want to bring your wet suit