Mazatlán travel guide

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You're Going to Love Mazatlán

With a population of 354,717, Mazatlán is a must-see destination in Sinaloa, Mexico. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 17 days in order to fully appreciate everything Mazatlán has to offer.

Where to Eat in Mazatlán

If you’re looking for affordable options, Los Arcos - Mazatlán (Av. Camaron Sabalo No. 1019) and Rosmani - Mazatlan (Av. del Delfín) are great picks.

When to visit Mazatlán

Mazatlán in August
Estimated hotel price
C$ 114
1 night at 3-star hotel
Mazatlán in August
Estimated hotel price
C$ 114
1 night at 3-star hotel
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How to Get to Mazatlán


When flying to Mazatlán, you’ll arrive at Mazatlán Gen Rafael Buelna (MZT), which is located 16 km from the city centre Airlines that fly from Canada to Mazatlán include Swoop, WestJet and Sunwing Airlines. The shortest flight to Mazatlán from Canada departs from Calgary and takes around 3h 26m.


Another option to get to Mazatlán is to pick up a car rental from Puerto Vallarta, which is about 310 km from Mazatlán. You’ll find branches of MEXRENTACAR and Avis, among others, in Puerto Vallarta.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Mazatlán, including ACN Autobuses, PrimeraPlus and Elite Select. From Culiacán, the bus ride to Mazatlán takes 225 km and will cost you around C$ 18. From Guadalajara, the ticket costs about C$ 133 for a journey of 700 km. The most popular bus station is Mazatlán Bus station, located 2.9 km from downtown Mazatlán. Mazatlán Rincón De Uria is also a commonly used station, and is 5 km from the city centre.

Airports near Mazatlán

Airlines serving Mazatlán

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Air France
Good (498 reviews)
United Airlines
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Qatar Airways
Good (1,450 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
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LATAM Airlines
Good (890 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (4,747 reviews)
Sun Country Air
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Sunwing Airlines
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Where to stay in Mazatlán

From 5-star hotels such as the Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay Resort & Spa to great affordable options like the Azteca Inn, Mazatlán offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around C$ 162 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 235 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Hotel Margaritas and Hotel La Siesta. There are also lots of vacation rental options in Mazatlán, with prices from C$ 32 to C$ 1,155 per night. Marina Mazatlan is the neighbourhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, vacation rentals in Mazatlán are about 37% more expensive than a hotel room in the city.

Where to stay in popular areas of Mazatlán

Most booked hotels in Mazatlán

Doubletree by Hilton Mazatlan
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
C$ 147+
Park Inn By Radisson Mazatlan
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
C$ 96+
The Palms Resort of Mazatlan
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
C$ 89+
ibis Mazatlan Marina
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
C$ 86+
Royal Villas Resort
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
C$ 100+
Don Pelayo Pacific Beach
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 71+
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Renting a car in Mazatlán

Renting a car in Mazatlán costs C$ 34 per day, on average, or C$ 572 if you want to rent it for 17 days.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 92% more expensive than at Mazatlán Gen Rafael Buelna.

Expect to pay C$ 1.77 per litre in Mazatlán (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 21.20 and C$ 28.26. The most frequently booked car type in Mazatlán is Economy (Chevrolet Beat or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Intermediate rental cars (Class Intermediate Car or similar) are, on average, 34% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

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