Set at the base of the Sierra Madre Mountains on a peninsula that extends into the Pacific Ocean, Mazatlan is one of the Mexican Riviera's premier resort areas. Mazatlan is Mexico's second largest coastal city with nearly 700,000 inhabitants. With over 500 commercial shrimp vessels and processing 40 thousand tons of shrimp each year it is easy to see why they call it the shrimp capital of the world.
This "split personality" destination is a nice combination of the the West Coast's largest port and one of the country's most popular beach resorts. It is known for its affordable comfort along with laid-back seaside charm.
From beautiful beachs, lively night spots, execllent dining, first rate shopping, and rich history, Mazatlan offers a little something for everyone.