Mazatlan is one of the most popular beach destinations in all of Mexico. It is also one of the most historic cities in the country, with old buildings lining the coastline, overlooking the beach goers who are soaking up the sun and taking in the variety of different water activities. Outside of the beach, there are several fun things to do for the avid outdoors enthusiast.
Found around different locations throughout the beach area, clavadistas are around to perform for your breathtaking enjoyment. Once enough of a crowd has gathered around the calvadistas, they will drive head first into the rocky cliff-side ocean, which is littered with jagged rocks and other treacherous dangers. Although it is not actually you taking part in the athletic activities, this may be something any outdoors person can enjoy. Just be warned not to try this yourself, because these clavadistas have been diving for years and they know where the safest locations in the water are to jump. Also, be sure to tip accordingly. These individuals earn a living off of these jumps, and every extra tip they earn helps them out tremendously.
If you are up for a bit of a hike and climb, the El Faro lighthouse may be an interesting sight to take in. Located towards the south side of Mazatlan, there is the lighthouse which stands 135 m above the sea and is said to be the second highest lighthouse in the world. If you want to check out the lighthouse or take in possibly the best view of the city and the coast, head up to to the peak and make sure to bring your camera.
Sand and Surf
Depending on how active you feel like being, go out to the Isle de la Piedra. This is the best spot in the city if you are a surfer, due to the high and constant surf. It is also a great place to just lay back and relax in the sun. When you're tired of soaking up the raises or catching waves, head on out to one of the many restaurants in Isla de la Piedra. Many locals will tell you these restaurants are the best in the entire city, due to being locally owned and run by families who have been working the same restaurants for generations.
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