IF YOU GO
Casa Lucila Hotel Boutique
A stylishly renovated historic hotel with Pacific views at the southern end of Olas Altas beach. Hotel has eight rooms, a restaurant, a Piccolino spa and a roof deck with a dipping pool. Rooms from C$194.
facebook.com/hectorsbistro Deco meets Mexican decor in Hector Peniche’s casual-chic eatery with a European-inspired menu featuring tuna and octopus carpaccio, grilled seafood and steaks, pasta, salads and risotto. Entrées start at C$15.50.
Water’s Edge Bistro
thewatersedgemaz.com Chef Alastair Porteous serves globally inspired cuisine with local organic ingredients, including vegetarian ravioli, gyoza and blue-crab cakes in a restored historic building with an interior courtyard. Entrées start at C$16.
Sky Room Bar at Best Western Posada Freeman
Enjoy 360-degree views of Mazatlan from the roof deck of this 1944 hotel. Best spot for watching the sunset while sipping a margarita. Cocktails from C$4.
La Bohemia Restaurant & Bar
facebook.com/la.bohemia1 Dance at this cavernous restaurant and nightclub with live music and other events, located on the Plaza Machado. Entrées from C$9. Some events charge a nominal cover.
Teatro Angela Peralta
Tour the renovated neoclassical theatre with a guide or watch a nighttime performance. Tours about C$1.30; performance prices vary.
Museo Arqueologico de Mazatlan
Site boasts exhibits and artifacts of pre-Columbian Sinaloan and native cultures, including impressive pottery collections. Admission about C$3.25.
Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception
A late-19th-century, twin-spired Catholic Cathedral facing the Plaza de la Republica. Free.
Mazatlan Malecon boardwalk
Walk or bike along the wide promenade that starts at Olas Altas beach and extends north approximately 19 kilometres. Along the way, see colourful public sculptures, sample food from street vendors and check out the beaches. Free.
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