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Cheap flights to Mazatlan

Best Anytime fares to Mazatlan

Cheap round-trip flights to Mazatlan

Departure Arrival Travel dates Airline Round-trip fares
Mexico City Mazatlan Fri, 15 May - Thu, 21 May airline logo AeroMexico £161
San Francisco Mazatlan Wed, 29 Apr - Sat, 2 May airline logo AeroMexico £312
Los Angeles Mazatlan Thu, 14 May - Mon, 18 May airline logo US Airways £277
Las Vegas Mazatlan Wed, 8 Apr - Wed, 15 Apr Multiple Airlines Check rates
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Best weekend fares to Mazatlan

Best weekend fares to Mazatlan

Departure Arrival Travel dates Airline Round-trip fares
Mexico City Mazatlan Fri, 8 May - Sun, 10 May airline logo AeroMexico £154
San Francisco Mazatlan Wed, 8 Apr - Wed, 15 Apr Multiple Airlines Check rates
Los Angeles Mazatlan Thu, 14 May - Mon, 18 May airline logo US Airways £277
Las Vegas Mazatlan Wed, 8 Apr - Wed, 15 Apr Multiple Airlines Check rates
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Things to do in Mazatlan

If you figured the Spanish developed Mazatlan, you’d be wrong. A group of enterprising German immigrants actually put the “Pearl of the Pacific” on the map and gave it its European character. Mazatlan stumbled into tourism almost as an afterthought. The first few hotels that popped up in the Olas Altas area of Old Mazatlan were booked primarily by sport fishermen. Pacific sailfish, marlin, yellowfin tuna, wahoo, and dorado hooked actors like Gregory Peck and John Wayne, and the hotels and resorts followed. Colonial El Centro (downtown) is all about colorful heritage and rich culture, where iconic pulmonías transport vacationers among 19th-century buildings. Zona Dorada (the Golden Zone) is where tourists flock for beaches, bars, nightclubs, shopping, and classic hotels.

Mazatlan When to Go

Although average temperatures are relatively consistent throughout the year (lows dipping to the mid-60s and highs shooting up into the mid-90s), the best months to visit Mazatlan are between November and May. Average highs hover in the low- to mid-80s, and rain will rarely disrupt your plans for the day. Hurricane season is August through November.

Rainy season begins in late June and continues through September. The mornings are generally sunny, then clouds begin to roll in around noon, with thunder, lightning, and rain hitting in the afternoon. It’s more humid, and mosquitoes come in droves. But the lush vegetation in the surrounding countryside is a bonus.

Some 9,000 U.S. and Canadian citizens make this coastal retreat their permanent home or seasonal residence between the months of October and April. If you’re into America’s pastime, October through December is baseball season. Los Venados, Mazatlan's Pacific League baseball team, typically sees a few American AAA players on its roster. And the games are a fun way to mix with the locals.

Another issue to weigh is whether you prefer it quiet or lively. The busy seasons are during spring break (late February into April) and winter vacations (December and January).

Count on rates being higher in February during Carnival, Mazatlan’s most famous annual event that dates back to 1898. Nearly 400,000 costumed revelers converge for parades, roving mariachis, fireworks, art, street parties, and gastronomic events. If you’re not into crowds or raucous celebrations, opt for another time.