Pueblo Bonito Mazatlan
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Pueblo Bonito Mazatlan Activities

Activities at Pueblo Bonito Mazatlán Resort

Things to Do in Mazatlán, Mexico


Mazatlán is bursting with tourist attractions, activities and interesting things to do. From outdoor recreation to historic cultural attractions, nightlife, shopping and festivals, you'll find plenty of things to do in Mazatlán located minutes from Pueblo Bonito Mazatlán resort.

Sport Fishing. Mazatlán is a premier fishing destination heralded for big game catches such as marlin and sailfish.

Closer in shore, snapper and bass have been known to fill a day's catch. With two marinas, Mazatlán offers a multitude of fishing charters and boat rental outfitters.

The Perfect 3 Day Weekend

Day 1
  • After travel and check-in, settle in to your wonderful room
  • Head down for a late lunch at Cilantro's and choose between fresh snapper, tuna or marlin
  • 5:00 pm- Head down to snorkeling, just up the cost at the pristine La Escopama beach
  • 7:00 pm- Head over to the Emerald Bay Resort and Spa on the complimentary shuttle, and tour the area
  • In the evening dine at La Cordeliere gourmet restaurant
  • 10:00 pm- Visit Kelly's Bar for a nightcap
Day 2
  • Wake up early to head down to the Marina and select a boat for a fishing excursion
  • Spend your sailing the fish-filled waters of the Sea of Cortez, catching an amazing Marlin
  • 5:00 pm- Head back to the hotel to drop you fish off for the chef to prepare
  • 8:00 pm- Eat your fish that was caught that day deliciously prepared by the kitchen staff
  • 10:15 p.m. One last glimpse of Tres Islas from the beach before calling it a night.
Day 3
  • 9:00 a.m. Las Palomas Sunday champagne brunch should be in full swing with dramatic proportions, everything from huevos rancheros to waffle, and blueberry syrup to eggs Benedict, fruits and unending mimosas for those imbibing!
  • 11:00 am Take a break to relax in the pool and sip on cool piña coladas
  • Later in the afternoon, head down to Plaza Machado for a wonderful and cultural experience
  • 8:00 pm- Angelo's for dinner, make sure to try the tiramisu accompanied with a cappuccino
  • 10:00 pm- Make sure to have a relaxing nightcap at the bar to end your perfect trip
Scuba Diving in Mazatlan

Stone Island Tour. Stone Island is one of the most popular day trips for Mazatlán visitors. The official Stone Island Tour includes hotel pick-up and drop-off, catamaran boat ride to nearby Stone Island, lunch, palapa shade seating, and a choice of activities on the island including kayaking, horseback riding, snorkeling, boogie boarding, and more. The Stone Island Tour is approximately six hours.

Plaza Machado/Machado Square. At the heart of Old Mazatlán is the Plaza Machado, a historic and beautiful gathering place for locals and visitors. Plaza Machado offers a variety of restaurants and outside seating areas, and is home to the beautifully restored Angela Peralta Theater. A variety of festivals and special events are held throughout the year in Plaza Machado.

Mazatlán Lighthouse. The Mazatlán Lighthouse, located atop Creston's Peak, is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Mazatlán. The Lighthouse is the second tallest natural lighthouse in the world. Only the lighthouse atop the Rock of Gibraltar stands taller. A dirt walking path and sets of traversing stairs leads to the lighthouse where the reward is a stunning panoramic view of Mazatlán.

Mazatlán City Tour. Get acquainted with all that Mazatlán has to offer on a walking tour of the city. Knowledgeable tour guides offer insight into the history of Mazatlán with interesting narratives about famous landmarks and attractions that are important to Mazatlán. Mazatlán City Tours also leave plenty of time for souvenir shopping and browsing.

Aquarium in Mazatlan

Old Mazatlán. Stroll the narrow streets of Old Mazatlán to admire the historic architecture and charm of this 400-year-old city. Old Mazatlán is the cultural center of Mazatlán. Here you'll find Plaza Machado, the Museum of Archeology, Angela Peralta Theater, and dozens of restaurants and cafes.

Mazatlán Aquarium. The Mazatlán Aquarium offers hours of interesting things to do and see for families. It is said to be the largest aquarium in Mexico and features more than marine life exhibits. The aquarium also features a tropical botanical park and live entertainment starring some of the aquarium's resident seals.

Mazatlan Shopping

La Gran Plaza Mazatlán. Mazatlán locals take their shopping seriously at La Gran Plaza Mazatlán. This premier shopping mall features three major department stores and over 100 shops and restaurants. La Gran Plaza Mazatlán also features a cinema and a nightclub

Sea Shell City Museum. Sea Shell City Museum is an interesting Mazatlán attraction located in the Zona Dorada area of Mazatlán. View hundreds of beautiful shells from around the world, as well as intricate artwork created out of sea shells. Admission is free to Sea Shell City Museum.

Deer Island (boat, kayak and snorkel). Kayak, swim or snorkel along the pristine shoreline of Deer Island. This uninhabited island is the biggest coastal island of Mazatlán and is a designated nature preserve. An estimated 90 species of birds make Deer Island their home, offering spectacular viewing for bird enthusiasts. Hiking, swimming and relaxing on the beach can also be enjoyed on Deer Island.