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Experience Mazatlan

Mazatlan Overview
Fast facts
  • Explore sandy beaches and peaceful lagoons in the "Pearl of the Pacific"
  • Admire restored 19th century neoclassical buildings in Old Mazatlan
  • A unique music culture combines Latin rhythms with European influence
  • A foodie destination with beach shacks alongside fine al fresco dining

Dubbed the Pearl of the Pacific for its natural beauty, Mazatlan draws in visitors with its serene lagoons and stretches of sandy beach. The Golden Zone and its world-class resorts ensure that travellers can enjoy the modern comforts of home while away. Yet, Mazatlan offers plenty of peeks into the local culture and history. In Old Mazatlan, you can admire 19th-century neoclassical architecture and churches as well as quaint cafes and plazas. There, you might hear some of the unique Mazatlan music that merges influence from European immigrants with local Latin beats. Foodies enjoy a haven of dining opportunities, especially seafood as the area is known for its fresh, sweet shrimp which you can indulge in at rustic beach shacks.

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Travel tips

National language: Spanish

Currency: MXN (Mexican Peso). We recommend travellres bring USD (United States Dollar) for their vacation to exchange to pesos at their resort.

Language notes: Hola! While the local language is Spanish, English is widely spoken in resorts and tourist areas.

Voltage: 110V

Travel tips: Canadian devices use 120 V and will work with 110 V. Many resorts have 120 V plugs. For older devices, items using motors or heating (heated beauty tools, electric toothbrushes) and three-prong plugs we recommend bringing an adaptor with voltage conversion.

What to pack: Don’t know what to bring? Don’t worry. Click Here for a full checklist to print and refer to when packing for your all-inclusive vacation in Mazatlan.

What to buy: In Mazatlan, you may find yourself dancing to Banda beats, a unique genre that combines Latin flair with German oompah music. Pick up a CD of your favourite Banda tunes to bring the sounds of Mazatlan home with you.

Getting around: Your local Sunwing Experiences representative will handle your airport transfers, providing you with round-trip transportation from the airport to your resort and back. To discover all the incredible things to do and see, Sunwing Experiences will take you on a range of exciting tours and excursions.

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Sunwing makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information contained herein and cannot be held responsible for changes, errors or omissions. Please note that all pricing listed is subject to change with or without notice.

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