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One of Mexico’s most exciting and popular destinations, for those who love the beach, is Mazatlan. Boasting 20 km of crescent-shaped sandy beach along gorgeous turquoise waters, the beach is only a short walk from the historic old town area. Old Town is the location of many interesting boutiques that line its cobbled streets. Here also are a number of cultural activities including small, but excellent, museums and impressive theatre performances at the beautifully restored Teatro Angela Peralta. The Peralta’s intimate auditorium also hosts events such as opera, concerts, and movies. An evening out at the Peralta gives visitors a true taste of Mazatian’s growing cultural scene. Of course, nothing can compete with the daily display of a tropical sunset that signals the start of each starry night. A late-night dinner at one of Mazatian’s fine restaurants, or thirst-quenching tequila at the famous old bar, Edgar’s, will provide opportunity to sample Mexican fare and hospitality. Often accompanied by friendly local entertainment, Mazatian’s fresh seafood and other offerings will not disappoint even the most discerning of palettes.
Spanish. English widely spoken in tourist areas.
The Mexican peso is the local currency; US dollar widely accepted
Please be advised that effective December 1, 2012, local purchases in Mexico can only be paid using Mexican pesos or credit card. Passengers can exchange their USD or CAD currency at the departing or arriving airports, a currency exchange service in destination, and some hotel lobbies (subject to availability).
110 volts, similar to Canada and the US
Mazatlan is located on Mexico's Pacific coast, north of Puerto Vallarta