Quality Inn Mazatlan
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Visitors to Mazatlan can witness a real bullfight every Sunday at 4p from December through April at Plaza de Toros at Calzada Rafaeil Buelna, the only site of bullfighting left in Mazatlan. A tradition that goes back to prehistoric sacrifice, bullfighting is not for the faint of heart. If you come outside these months, the plaza is still worth a visit, as it is the site of rodeos as well. Tickets should be purchased in person in advance.
Take a break from the restaurants and shopping nearby to hang out at Mazatlan's bustling marina. Take in a the view of this boaters paradise, which has over 200 boat slips available and plenty of convenient facilities, including a cruisers' social center, lockers, water hookup, and store selling drinks and snacks. Other services include propane and scuba tank refills, fish delivery, water delivery and anchor and chain galvanization. For those interested in sport fishing, the marina is home to several tour operators. Check the website for details.
Observatorio, also known as Lookout Hill, is one of the tallest points in the city of Mazatlan. Located on Cerro del Vigia, it was used as a lookout point from which to guard the port. A meteorological house was built at the top in 1874. A point of pride for some restaurants in the area is their view of the Observatorio. However, to really appreciate the view, visitors must make the hike and see the city from the top.
Mazagua water park is located in the north of Mazatlan and is a family favorite during the hot summer months, and any other time of year, weather permitting. Mazagua has all kinds of aquatic delights like a wave pool, inner tubes, drifting river, and all kinds of fun and crazy water slides and pools. In addition to the water attractions, Mazagua also has barbeque grills, volleyball courts, a store, palapas for relaxing in the shade, a snack bar and more. Mazagua is a great activity for the whole family if you're after a bit of freshwater diversion.
Though it's not the tallest lighthouse in the world, it is said that El Faro is the second highest. Located at the top of Cerro Creston, 135 meters (147.6 yards) above sea level, hikers who make make the strenuous trek to the top are treated to breathtaking views of the sea and city. The hike is steep and best enjoyed in the morning.