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Mazatlan Review

Mazatlan, Mexico is a city full of excitement. Vacationers gather here for the fine restaurants, lively bars, outdoor sports and beaches.

With a prime location on the Pacific Coast, the weather here is warm and sunny year round. Whether it's the soft sand beaches or the friendly culture, Mazatlan makes for a great vacation spot.

Historic Center

Colonial buildings line cobblestone streets in this quaint area of Mazatlan. Tourists can take in some of the old and some of the new with a mix of culture, history, food and art.

Many buildings have been restored and new bars, galleries and restaurants are here to enjoy.

Beaches

Mazatlan has miles of soft and sandy beaches.

Water temperatures remain within a ten-degree range throughout the year at 65-75 degrees F. This makes the ocean ideal for sports enthusiasts to dive, snorkel, Jet Ski and water ski.

Those looking for a quiet beach will like Playa Norte. For a beach with some action, Playa Olas Atlas is a good choice.

Transportation

Many types of public transportation can be found in Mazatlan. Tourists can rent cars, but may find other methods of getting around to be easier.

Taxis can be found in all public areas of the city along with pulmonias. They are comparable to golf carts and they often have cheap fares.

Public buses come in two different types. The large green buses run along the main strip and they are well maintained with air-conditioning.

The city buses run cheaper fares but are not as kept up as the others.

Weather

Mazatlan weather is known to be excellent, thus the reason tourists flock to this location every year.

The temperature doesn't get drastically hot or cold, allowing visitors to enjoy the outdoors any time of year.

Mazatlan has a tropical climate with warm/dry winters and hot/wet summers.

The hottest months of the year for Mazatlan are June through October. The maximum temperatures reach 88 degrees F.

The lows during that time dip into the high 70s. These summer months have hot days, warm nights and higher humidity percentages.

Money

The official currency of Mexico is the peso. If possible, it is best to use the peso rather than the currency of your home country, even if it is the American dollar.

The majority of prices will be denominated in peso, so if you use them you will get a better deal. The best place to convert money is at the banks. Hotels, restaurants and bars will have poor exchange rates.
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