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Mazatlan makes a strong first impression with its magnificent golden beaches that stretch as far as the eye can see, its baroque architecture, and mouth-watering cuisine; it’s not hard to realize why so many people choose Mazatlan as their healthcare tourism destination.
Local weather: 28.8 °C
Our recommendation is to make El Malecon your first stop, because it goes thru the city, allowing you to check out a big part of Mazatlan. You can start your day with a simple stroll, the beach, or go to one of the many restaurants in El Malecon. Visit the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception or go straight to Mazatlan’s aquarium, and if you visit during February you’ll get to participate in the annual carnival!

The beaches of Mazatlan are really distinct from each other, offering visitors a different side of the sea; Check out Playa Olas Altas for excellent waves to surf; but if you want a relaxing evening with your family go to Playa Sabalo, which has much calmer waters; however, the bustling heart of Mazatlan is in La Zona Dorada, where most restaurants and vendors can be found.

Mazatlan is the perfect destination for those looking for excitement, we already mentioned surfing, but did you know that there is a long tradition of cliff diving in the city? In "El Clavadista", a 45 feet high platform, you can admire the skilled experienced divers that jump into the ocean every day, remember to carry a tip for them, they’ll really appreciate it.

We couldn’t talk about Mazatlan without mentioning shrimp, after all, it is the shrimp capital of the world; you’ll be surprised at just how many ways shrimp can be prepared, we recommend having a taste of spicy aguachile, which has lime juice, onions, hot salsa and cilantro; and don’t worry, you can still find all of the Mexican classics like tacos and pozole.

You can pay with US dollars, Credit/Debit cards on most restaurants and establishments. If you pay with cash the exchange rate will be lower, it’s better to visit a foreign exchange agency, a bank or an ATM to turn your currency into Mexican pesos.

Mazatlan has something different to offer to everyone, it doesn’t matter if you’re looking for excitement, relaxation, or a mix of both, you’ll find it in Mazatlan. Your medical tourism adventure is ready to begin, schedule your visit to one of our clinics today!
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Safety tips
Mazatlan continues to be a very safe destination, but to enjoy your vacation to the fullest we recommend keeping the same common-sense precautions that you use when traveling to a new city.
Arriving by air
The General Rafael Buelna International Airport, also known as Mazatlán International Airport, offers a variety of transportation services, like taxis and a shuttle, but you can also call an Uber, just expect the driver to ask you to walk about a block away from the entrances. The prices for a Taxi or Uber ride to most locations in the city tend to range between $10 and $30 USD.
Common flights to Mazatlan, Sin. (Approx.)
Phoenix – 2:13 Hrs.
Los Angeles – 2:50 Hrs.
Ciudad de Mexico – 1:40 Hrs.
Tijuana – 2:25 Hrs.
Monterrey – 1:30 Hrs.
Phoenix – 2:10 Hrs.
How to move around the city
Mazatlan is a very popular tourist city, so traffic might be higher than expected, so we recommend using affordable public transportation, or requesting a Taxi or Uber.
Where to stay?
You can find a wide selection of hotels and motels with a price range of $30 - $80 USD per night.
General information
Mazatlan attractions
Malecon
Basilica of the Immaculate Conception
El Faro Lighthouse
Mazatlan Aquarium
Plazuela Machado
El clavadista
Places you can drive from Mazatlan (Approx.)
El Quielite – 26.1 miles
Copala – 43.8 miles
Sayulita – 251 miles.
Guadalajara – 300 miles.

To visit these places, you can rent a car or book a tour.
General information
To find more events, concerts, and things to do during your visit to Mazatlan, visit the following websites.

www.visitmexico.com
gomazatlan.com
Main plaza with orange buildings and tall palm trees
Front view of the Mazatlán aquarium
Dolphin statue with a warm sunset in the back