The Mexican resort of Mazatlan is located on Mexico's Gold
Coast and is a favourite destination for those who enjoy a
relaxing beach vacation. Named by the Mayans who colonized
the area, Mazatlan means "Land of the Deer" because of the
many deer that used to migrate along the coast in the early
Known for the longest beaches in Mexico which total over 15
miles, the water temperature in Mazatlan varies from 67 F to 75F so it
is no wonder that water sports are very popular here. Just
one reason to choose Mazatlan vacation rentals.
A great family vacation destination, Mazatlan has many
activities suitable for children including whale or dolphin
watching, the Aquarium with hundreds of species of marine
life and amazing sea lion shows, and Stone Island with its
horseback riding, boogie boarding and snorkeling. Renting a
Mazatlan condo or vacation home from an owner can make your
Mexico vacation with family and friends so affordable that
you will be able to spend the money you save to have more
Mazatlan consists of Old Mazatlan, which is the historic
area and where you will find the locals, The Golden Zone
which is a North American version of a fast paced town and
New Mazatlan which is the location of most of the tourist
hotels, some fine dining restaurants and local night life.
In Old Mazatlan you can take walking tours and city tours to
see the old historic buildings and other highlights, or you
can just explore the area yourself to discover the charm and
history of Old Mazatlan.
The Pulmonia or open air cab is unique to Mazatlan and will
take you to your desired destination for a reasonable fare.
It is no wonder that Mazatlan is fondly called "The Pearl of
the Pacific" offering many vacation rentals, condos, private
homes and beach homes for those who wish to have alternate
accommodations to an expensive hotel. A popular location for
weddings and honeymoons, makes Mazatlan vacation rentals a
perfect choice for accommodating family and friends
vacationing together in Mexico.
Other activities in Mazatlan include sportfishing, golf,
tennis, shopping, restaurants, nightlife, bull fights,
Triple A Baseball, tours to old mining towns in the area
and Mardi Gras style carnivals. Some of these activities are
seasonal so make sure you find out the dates of these events
In summary, renting from an owner and staying in one of the
many Mazatlan vacation home rentals, will make your Mexican
holiday a memorable one.