Where to Stay & Why - Are 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms enough for everyone? If not, there are other vacation rentals that offer more room - the rental homes with Owner Direct in Mazatlan can sleep from 4 guests and up. The glass doors and windows of the living area give plenty of natural light, making the room feel more airy and spacious while you relax on the comfortable furniture. The kitchen is complete with appliances and cookware. The balcony has a spectacular view of the ocean, where you can enjoy sunrise or sunsets. You can also watch the ships or yachts passing by in the sea, or you might get lucky and spot a whale! If the ceiling fans don’t make you feel cool enough, turn on the air conditioning for your comfort. Aside from that, there’s free WiFi, satellite TV, washer & dryer, and some of the rentals have a pool and are pet-friendly.
What to See & Do - The Plazuela Machado is in the heart of Mazatlan and includes the city’s main square, Plaza Revolucion - which is surrounded by palm trees and colonial-style buildings. You can visit the newly-restored Angela Peralta Theater or the Archaeological Museum. The Aquarium and Botanical Gardens exhibit over 50 fresh & saltwater tanks with over 250 exotic species from around the world. The islands facing the wide bay and Creston Island, the site of the world’s highest lighthouse (157 m above sea level), are two of Mazatlan’s distinctive symbols, together with its spectacular sunsets.
Where to Eat & Drink - Because it’s a popular destination for international travelers, Mazatlan benefits from a huge culinary variety. You’ll find everything from the obligatory taco stands and tourist-trap restaurants, to fine dining that’s on par with the major cities in the world. Zona Dorada, or the “Golden Zone”, is home to a large number of the city’s restaurants and cuisine, like La Costa Marinera. Mazatlan’s Centro neighborhood is full of delicious and unique eateries in charming surroundings. One of the most popular is Pedro y Lola, located right across the street from Plaza Machado. Another favorite is Puerto Viejo - it features an excellent comida corrida (small meals of several courses), and is a wonderful place to have drinks while watching the sunset.
How to Get Here & Getting Around - Fly to Mazatlan unless you really enjoy driving. It’s a full long day’s worth to get there from the border. There are numerous airlines that service the Mazatlan Airport. To and from the airport (and getting around Mazatlan), you can go for oversized golf carts called pulmonias, red or green striped eco-taxis or public buses.
When to Go - Mazatlan enjoys temperate, semi-tropical weather year-round, but January to March are the coolest months. If you’d like to sleep with the windows open, this is the ideal time of year to go. Don’t forget your sunscreen during the day, and your sweater so you can enjoy the ocean breeze when the sun goes down. July through September is the hottest time of the year, perfect for afternoon siestas, jumping into pools, or heading for an air-conditioned bar or cafe.
If there’s anything else you need, just tell the owners or contact Owner Direct if you need help finding the perfect vacation rental for you and your loved ones. If you want to know more about Mazatlan, you can read about it in our Mazatlan Travel Guide.