Where to stay around Mazatlán Municipality?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 568 vacation rentals near Mazatlán Municipality. From 363 Condos/Apartments to 89 Studios, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Mazatlán Municipality are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Mazatlán Municipality?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Mazatlán Municipality. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • North America: 666,780 vacation rentals
  • Northern Mexico: 3,417 vacation rentals
  • Mazatlán: 567 vacation rentals
  • Mexican Riviera: 17,695 vacation rentals
  • El Cid: 210 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Mazatlán Municipality! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

Sandy beaches, vibrant arts, and more in Mazatlan

With over 12 miles of sandy beaches along Mexico's Pacific Coast, the city of Mazatlan was one of the country's most stylish and beloved vacation destinations in the 1950s. Over the years, Mazatlan traded exclusive luxury for a bustling vacation industry; today, its historic center has been restored to its former glory, with a "tropical neoclassical" vibe that's ruled by the local arts scene. Consider Mazatlan vacation rentals close to the sea, and enjoy a vibrant slice of Mexican life nestled to the south of the Gulf of California.

Magical Mazatlan—from northern hotspots to southern gems

If you're traveling from the north, Mazatlan is one of the first major resort towns set along Mexico's Pacific coastline. At the north end, in the Zona Dorada, you'll find high-priced hotels, nightclubs, and souvenir shops catering the cruise ship crowd. Further south along the malecon (pro tip: it's a seaside promenade), you'll find Viejo Mazatlan. The old city offers a laid-back vibe, full of pastels and postcolonial architecture, plus hip restaurants, trendy galleries, and boutique shops. All along the malecon you'll find white, sandy beaches, tailor-made for swimming in the Mexican sun.

Something for everyone, from north to south

A stroll along the malecon is the best way to explore Mazatlan. You'll notice a gradual shift from the rowdier north end to the more cultural southern side, and art lovers will find plenty of galleries and museums as you continue south. Family-friendly highlights include the Acuario Mazatlan aquarium, as well as the nearby Bosque de la Ciudad park, complete with playgrounds and trails. Architecture and history buffs will be smitten with the Catedral de Mazatlan, while nature lovers should plan to take in the sights from the Cerro del Vigia lookout point.

Wait until spring Bandini—make the most of seasonal Mazatlan

Mazatlan is best enjoyed in the shoulder seasons—those periods between the big crowds and the slower, off-season months. Look for Mazatlan vacation rentals in the fall, especially October and November, or the spring, from April through May. The summer in this part of Mexico is the rainy season, bringing tropical downpours that make it difficult to enjoy the most of what this Pacific Coast city has to offer. Mazatlan's a dreamy choice for winter sun, but you may find that everyone else has the same thought—December through March are generally busier and more expensive throughout the region.

Bucket list complete: from sportfishing to whale watching

Mazatlan is situated in the southern part of Mexico's State of Sinaloa, serving as one of the first resort cities on the Pacific Coast as you travel down the coast. It's also directly across the Sea of Cortez from Baja California Sur, another popular Mexican destination. The city's location at the southern tip of the Gulf of California gives Mazatlan prime positioning for whale watching season, which lasts from December through March. Throughout the year, travelers flock to the sandy beaches and stunning marinas to hop aboard sportfishing boats.