Mazatlán Cliff Diver, Flickr / Jennifer Williams
Visit Mazatlán – Cliff Divers
When you visit Mazatlán, watch the cliff divers at El Clavadista. The cliff divers don’t jump from as high as the cliff divers in Acapulco, but it’s still impressive. Collections are made from the crowd until the jump is made. When the cliff divers finally jump, they almost hit the rocks at the base of the jump. The water is very shallow, so the dive must be timed with the waves.
It’s very sobering to see a diver emerge with cuts and scrapes after a jump that earns only a few dollars. You can also visit the Monument to the Mazatlan Woman immediately south of the cliff diving area.
Sheik Restaurant, Malecon
Visit Mazatlán – Malecon
The Malecón – the walkway along Avenida del Mar is one of the longest beach fronts in the world. The Malecon covers 13 miles. Beaches include Playa Olas Altas and Playa Gaviotas. Stop at Sheik for drinks.
Mazatlán Cathedral, Basilica of Immaculate Conception
The Mazatlán Cathedral is a special stop for those who visit Mazatlán. It’s also called the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. The Mazatlán Cathedral is a beautiful church and it’s open free of charge to the public. The Cathedral is in the Old Town.
When you visit Mazatlán Cathedral, you can also see the Plaza Machado, the Ángela Peralta Theater, the Archeological Museum, the Fine Arts Museum, the Museo Casa Machado, the Pedro Infante Museum and the Pino Suarez Market.
Cliff Diver, El Clavadista
Visit Mazatlán – Hotels
- El Cid Marina Beach Hotel includes option for all-inclusive
- Condominio Condesa
- Holiday Inn Resort Mazatlan