Tag archives: Mazatlan

Mazatlán Part Two: Gems of Mazatlán – What Not to Miss!
By Leslie Westbrook   |   January 2, 2024

With my Mazatlán tour underway, here are some of the highlights and special spots found along the way… 1. Observatorio Mazatlán 1873 – Set high atop a hill and accessed by a steep climb up the 260-foot slope or a ride on the 45-degree funicular, discover the extremely photogenic, historic observatorio. While the building shows […]

Mazatlán, Mexico: Part One Land of the Deer and a Meal of My Dreams
By Leslie Westbrook   |   December 26, 2023

Settled in 1531, historic Mazatlán’s nicknames include “Pacific Pearl” and “Fish Land.” But the beautiful name is actually Nahuatl (an indigenous language still spoken by 1.5 million people today) for “place of the deer.” On our flight’s landing approach to Mazatlán, the plane traveled south of the city before circling back around to land, revealing […]