From Romance To Adventure Mazatlán Has It All

Endowed with miles of idyllic beaches, a lovely seaside promenade, magnificent colonial architecture and spectacular sunsets, Mazatlán remains a favoured destination for families and couples seeking romance and adventure. Situated on Mexico’s Gold Coast, this city lives up to its moniker, the “Pearl of the Pacific,” with its classic appeal and lively atmosphere, coupled with breathtaking scenery. Plus, Sunwing Vacations offers a number of packages to Mazatlan that creates tailored vacation experiences suited to individual tastes.

From the moment of arrival, adventure awaits to explore the city and its various sections. The popular tourist area, the Golden Zone, is where many modern shops, restaurants and many well-known beaches reside.

For a more authentic experience, Old Mazatlán is the perfect place to become immersed in charming atmosphere, local history and architecture — all while being serenaded by musicians and performers. Savour local cuisines at the neighbourhood cafés and authentic restaurants in Machado Square with the Teatro Ángela Peralta Opera House and the Immaculate Conception Cathedral as your backdrop. Mazatlán is also home to the Malecón — a boardwalk spanning over 21 kilometres. It’s the ideal spot for romantic strolls or watching the sunset with a significant other.

The lively Mazatlán Carnival is a great place for visitors to let their inhibitions go as they succumb to the rhythm of the Tambora drum. Hosted five days prior to Ash Wednesday, thousands of visitors descend upon this confetti-filled festival for its “fiesta” ambience, live music and cultural activities. To take in some of the city’s impressive attractions, visit Mazatlán Aquarium — Latin America’s most extensive aquarium with 200 species from around the world. Get up close with sea lions, turtles and octopus, or see vibrant schools of fresh and salt water fish. For a heart-pumping adventure, step into the shark tank to swim with the aquatic predators or dive into the Central Fish Tank to experience marine life.

Las Labradas is an incredible open-air museum that also provides a lens into Mexico’s ancient roots. This indigenous ceremonial centre is home to one of the finest collections of carved stones — some dating back 1,500 years. Set on the sandy shores of San Ignacio Beach, this is the place learn about the art and culture of the area while basking in the warm sun and refreshing sea breezes.

No trip to Mazatlán is complete without a stay at its many lavish resorts offered by Sunwing Vacations. For travellers seeking passion and adventure, the Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay Resort & Spa leaves a lasting impression.

Nestled within lush gardens with stunning koi ponds and neoclassical architecture, you couldn’t ask for a more romantic setting. From your villa with a panoramic balcony, walk to the secluded beach where flamingos, peacocks and swans wander freely, and then enjoy French cuisine and bubbly at La Cordeliere’s Champagne Brunch. Pampering treatments, holistic massages and aromatherapy are available at Armonia Spa, or enjoy kayaking, tennis, botanical tours and cooking classes. As a top-rated family destination, the resort offers junior guests a chance to relish in a range of extras —
from a kids club and pool to “Kids Stay, Play and Eat Free” deals.

Another fantastic family-friendly option is the Playa Mazatlán Beach Hotel, situated on the shores of the Golden Zone. Kids will love the activities designed just for them, like crafts, sand sculptures, treasure hunts and a pirate ship. There’s also a range of Viva Mexico activities, including folk dancing, Spanish lessons, tortilla-making, and tequila and margarita tastings for adults. Luxuriate by one of the many pools or enjoy thrill-seeking water sports, like deep-sea fishing, parasailing, windsurfing and scuba diving — all conveniently located nearby, for a small fee.

Sunwing offers vacations to Mazatlán departing from several Canadian gateways from coast-to-coast. For more information, visit Sunwing.ca or contact your local travel agent.

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