Tour/Sightseeing Tour is definitely a great way to see the many points of
interest in Mazatlán. The ride is very comfortable as well as air
conditioned. The tour guides are extremely friendly and knowledgeable about
the city. They will answer any of your questions about the city and tell
you about places to see and things to do after the tour. The tour is very
informative explaining the history of Mazatlán, the livelihood of
the locals, Mazatlán's economy, fishing and fish in Mazatlán,
jewelry buying tips as well as how Mazatlán became a tourist destination.
The tour is in English and/or Spanish depending on the passenger's preferred
Tour begins at your hotel, as Vista Tours will pick you up from your hotel,
or you can take the tour from the Vista Tours office in the Golden Zone.
Next, you are taken down Malecón Street where you will see many important
monuments to Mazatlán and their meanings will be explained. Good
bars, restaurants and hotels are recommended by the tour guide. Advice is
also given on which buses to take and where the best shopping is in Mazatlán.
Malecón Street runs along the coast line so there are many beautiful
views of the ocean, the islands and the beach.
the tour you are given time to explore some shops and the market. First
stop is to watch a high diver dive from 45 feet high into 5 feet of water!!
Very impressive! Tips are welcomed but not required as the divers live off
of the tips. There are not scheduled times for dives, the shows begin when
enough people are gathered around. After the dive show you are given around
10 minuets to explore the little shops selling handcrafts and artesanias
set up along the sidewalk.
The next stop is to
La Casa Indio - a very impressive silver store selling all types of jewelry
and other Mexican souvenirs. The tour gives you enough time to casually
look at all the store and make purchases if desired.
Antigua is the next stop where you can purchase handcrafts from all parts
of Mexico or just look through the house's rooms that are set up like a
then continues to see some other important sites like the port and the Faro
- the highest natural lighthouse still operating. From here you can take
pictures of the Islas de las Tres Hermanas.
During the tour you
can take some beautiful pictures of the city. The next stop is a small walking
tour through the Plazuela Machado where you will see famous Angela Peralto
Theater as well as many restaurants and cafes playing folk music, opera
and jazz. At night there are a number of small bars to go to
stop is to the cathedral and the market. The cathedral the immaculate Conception
has a neoclassic exterior and a baroque interior. You are given enough time
at this stop to go into the Cathedral, look around and then go to the market.
You can buy some fresh fruit or some Mazatlán souvenirs in the marcado
(market). There is every imaginable type of souvenir there! It is very nice
to take a walk through the market to see the different venders and the types
of food and other thing that are available in Mazatlán. You will
not be able to see everything at the market but you will definitely have
enough time to browse and make purchases. At the end of the tour you will
be dropped off at your hotel.
The tour is very enjoyable
and informative. The tour is most definitely worth your while to see and
learn about Mazatlán.
Booking your ticket in advance is recommended as there are lots of travellers
wanting to explore the city especially when the cruise ships arrive.