Beaches of Mazatlán
No question, you can
enjoy the beaches along the Golden Zone. But if you've
had your fill of crowded beaches, beach vendors, and
expensive drinks, then head for one of these beaches away
from the Golden Zone and discover the Mazatlán that the
Isla de la
Catamarán Renegado has group tours (phone
981-71-54) or take a taxi to the ferry which is near the
cruise ship docks, and explore at your leisure. There are
open air restaurants and miles and miles of deserted
beaches. The ferry costs about 10 pesos roundtrip and leaves
about every 20 minutes. Enjoy a variety of optional activities or walk
barefoot on the beach without seeing another human
beingall the while, with tropical palm trees as far
as you can see inland.
Altas. (Old Town.) The name means "high waves" and
even though the beach area is small, it is greatly
enjoyed by the locals on the weekends. It is very
unpopulated during the week and offers a quiet repose
with no beach vendors. There are several outdoor
restaurants from which you can enjoy the breaking waves.
Camarón and Playa Sábalo are on each side of Valentinos in the
Golden Zone and attract local surfers, and also include a
lot of beach vendors in search of willing tourist buyers.
Bruja and Punta Cerritos.
Take any of the "Cerritos" buses
from the Golden Zone and enjoy some of the most beautiful
and isolated beaches that Mazatlán has to offer. There
are open-air restaurants for lunch and a cold beverage
and even horseback riding with Ginger's Bilingual Horses!