Mazatlan is known as the Pearl of the Pacific for the beauty of its beaches and its rich marine life.
Since long before the Spanish arrived in these lands, the place of Mazatlan and was known to sailors who ventured in these latitudes and was known as the “Islands of Mazatlan.”
In Mexico Mazatlan is known as a paradise and a place to vacation. For Easter break most tourists go to celebrate Easter and the carnival that is celebreted in that city.
From the way to the Zona Dorada, Mazatlan is a jewel that every Mexican tourist, is required to visit.
Each year during Holy Week thousands of tourists come to celebrate Easter to have fun on the beach like everyone else.
The city is concentrated in two areas: In the north, there is the Zona Dorada (Golden Zone) where the majority of hotels and restaurants are located. In the south there is El Centro (downtown) where the heart of the city is. These two centres are linked by Avenue Del Mar, also known as the Malecón, which is a scenic beach-front avenue that bridges the gap between the two areas.
Mazatlan on the other hand is a city that discovered it had a beach out front and became a resort almost as an afterthought.
Because of its lengthy focus on industry, Mazatlan came late to the discovery that its miles and miles of sand beaches offered an asset that had never been exploited: a prime tourist attraction. The first couple of hotels, in the area of Old Mazatlan called Olas Altas, served primarily as lodging for sportsfishermen from the U.S. and Canada.