Mazatlán travel guide

Mazatlán Tourism | Mazatlán Guide

You're Going to Love Mazatlán

With a population of 354,717, Mazatlán is a must-see destination in Sinaloa, Mexico. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 7 days in order to fully appreciate everything Mazatlán has to offer.

Where to Eat in Mazatlán

If you’re looking for affordable options, Rosmani - Mazatlan (Av. del Delfín) and Los Arcos - Mazatlán (Av. Camaron Sabalo No. 1019) are great picks.

When to visit Mazatlán

Mazatlán in May
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Mazatlán in May
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Mazatlán


When flying to Mazatlán, you’ll arrive at Mazatlán Gen Rafael Buelna (MZT), which is located 16 km from the city centre.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Mazatlán, including ACN Autobuses, PrimeraPlus and Elite Select. From Culiacán, the bus ride to Mazatlán takes 241 km and will cost you around $83. From Tepic, the ticket costs about $59 for a journey of 644 km. The most popular bus station is Mazatlán Bus station, located 2.9 km from the city centre of Mazatlán. Mazatlán Rincón De Uria is also a commonly used station, and is 5 km from the city centre.

Airports near Mazatlán

Airlines serving Mazatlán

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Air France
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United Airlines
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Qatar Airways
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Alaska Airlines
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LATAM Airlines
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American Airlines
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Sun Country Air
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Sunwing Airlines
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Where to stay in Mazatlán

From 5-star hotels such as the Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay Resort & Spa to great affordable options like the Azteca Inn, Mazatlán offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around $278 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $293 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Hotel Margaritas and Hotel La Siesta. There are also lots of holiday rental options in Mazatlán, with prices from $40 to $740 per night. Marina Mazatlan is the neighbourhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, holiday rentals in Mazatlán are about 38% more expensive than a hotel room in the city.

Where to stay in popular areas of Mazatlán

Most booked hotels in Mazatlán

The Palms Resort of Mazatlan
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
Park Inn By Radisson Mazatlan
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
Doubletree by Hilton Mazatlan
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
Royal Villas Resort
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
Don Pelayo Pacific Beach
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)

Hiring a car in Mazatlán

Expect to pay $2.40 per litre in Mazatlán (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $28.74 and $38.32. Economy (Chevrolet Sonic Sedan or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Mazatlán, while also 81% cheaper than other types, on average.

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