Only 745 miles from the Arizona border, Mazatlan is an affordable hop, skip, and a jump from the United States to a different world. Our readers rejoice in its activities tailored to suit anyone's needs, including beach sports, fine dining, hiking, shopping, and sightseeing.
Reader bchicago said, "My favorite place is Mazatlan. Last year we had the best time—the food was fantastic and CHEAP, believe me really the best shrimp in the world. [At] a local place called Fat Fish, we had drinks, salads, shrimp platters, ribs, baked potato, and including a generous tip [came to] $42 for four adults. To get around you flag down golf carts with a fixed price no matter how long it takes. Very safe. Friendly people. How great to go somewhere where the dollar is strong."
Reader bagabundo said, "Our favorite place in Mexico is Mazatlan and Pueblo Bonito Resort in the Golden Zone. Lovely architecture, friendly staff, and clean beach. The city is lovely with great places to explore in the city center. It is laid back and a great place to unwind."
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