port city is one of the most important tourist desitnations in the
world. Set in a beautiful cove of the Pacific, Mazatlan lies at
about the same latitiude as Hawaii. The temperature fluctuates from
mid-60's to mid-90's depending on the time of the year.
"land of the deer" in the ancient Nahuatl language offers
10 miles of inviting sandy beaches. It's no wonder Mazatlan plays
host to more than one million visitors per year. These visitors
will find plenty to keep them busy in Mazatlan. Earth, sea and sky
unite to offer an excellent destination for all types of vacationers.
Long before the Spanish conquest, present day Mazatlan was known
by navigators as "Island of Mazatlan" because the region
was dotted by estuaries, hills and lakes that gave the impression
of a small island. Colonial Mazatlan was the cradle of culture on
Mexico's Pacific Coast. Immigrants from Spain, France, Italy, Germany,
China and the United States founded a progressive center of commercial
development and cultural refinement unique on the West Coast.