Things to do!
October 19 – November 06, 2012, Mazatlan: Sinaloa Festival of the Arts During the Sinaloa Arts Festival you will be able to enjoy and admire a great variety of activities from spectacles outdoors, or in open plazas, to theater venues, like the majestic Angela Peralta Theater.
December 3-4, 2012, Mazatlan: Gran Maraton Pacifico (Mazatlan’s Great Pacific Marathon) Athletes limber up for the 5K, 10K, half-marathon or the full 42K Mazatlán Great Pacific Marathon along Mazatlán’s coast every year. Young and old, and the handicapped all run the race. Fee: $250-$300 MXN Registration: 6.15 am; Start 7:00 am For more information, or to register: http://www.maraton.org
Places to go!
El Faro Lighthouse
The highest lighthouse in the Americas, El Faro is also the second highest operating lighthouse in the world. Located at the peak of Cerro del Creston, once an island, now the southernmost hill in the city of Mazatlan, it sits 523’ above sea level. From the lighthouse perch, you get a bird’s eye view of Mazatlan and environs. It was first used for ocean navigation in 1828. It’s worth the hike – for the exercise and the view. For more information: http://mazatlantoday.net/mazatlan_sightseeing_guide.html#bosque_de_la_ciudad_mazatlan_central_city_park
Mazatlan Aquarium Avenida de los Deportes 111, Mazatlan, Mexico
This aquarium holds over 250 species of fish, a marine museum, Gulf of Mexico Oceanic Fish Tank, walk-through aviary and crocodile and frog area. There are also three shows: a sea lion show, bird show and diving exhibition. For those who dare to, there is a swimming with sharks activity available! Located meters from the Malecon at the sea lion sculpture intersection. We are an educational and recreational institution that supports the conservation and protection of the environment. For more information: 669-981-7815
Museo Arqueologia Sixto de Osuna 76, Mazatlan, Mexico
Small museum in Olas Altas featuring exhibits of Sinaloan history and culture, as well as several pottery displays. For more information: 669-85-3502
Teatro Angela Peralta Carnival No.1024, Mazatlan, Mexico
The restoration of this 1860s-era opera house – named for a touring diva who died of yellow fever before she could give her concert – triggered the revival of the Centro Histórico in 1990. For more information: 669-982-4446