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A Visit to a Tequila Distillery in Mazatlan?

by Craig Zabransky
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Can you visit a Tequila distillery in Mazatlan? Yes and no. Yes, you can visit a distillery that makes a 100% blue agave spirit, but no it officially can’t be labeled Tequila. Just as a sparkling wine outside of the Champagne region of France must take on a different name, all “Tequila” not from the [...]

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The Cultural Festival in Mazatlan

by Craig Zabransky
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For over forty days, the 2011 Cultural Festival in Mazatlan will showcase music, dance, opera along with some visual art exhibitions. The festival opened on October 20th showcasing a Taiwanese percussionist performance and continues through December with its Christmas Gala. The festival is all around city, but the it’s cultural headquarters is right in the heart of Mazatlan. [...]

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What to do In Mazatlan

by Helen Pritchard
Mazatlan Market

Mazatlan is in the Mexican state of Sinaloa, located on the country’s western coast. The name Mazatlan is a Nahuatl word that means ‘place of the deer’ and is a favorite tourist destination for many Americans and Canadians, as well as Europeans. If you are looking for unique things to do in Mazatlan, apart from the [...]

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Day and Night in the Golden Zone

by Craig Zabransky
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On the other side of the long oceanfront malecon away from the heart of Mazatlan and its Old Town, visitors find ‘zona dorada’ or the golden zone. The strip of hotels stretch from the Hotel Playa Mazatlan on one side to the El Cid Marina and Beach on the other. Here tourists come to enjoy both [...]

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What to do in Mazatlan this Fall?

by Craig Zabransky

Autumn arrived and the action begins in Mazatlan. Here is what’s  happening in Mazatlan this fall: A New Season of Baseball in Mazatlan Baseball, one of the surprise activities of Mazatlan, returns this October with the local Venados (deer) de Mazatlán. Home games are a short taxi ride from anywhere in town and the tickets, [...]

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Meandering the Market of Mazatlan

by Craig Zabransky

To experience a place, we often need to explore its local marketplace. Inside the Mercado Municipal de Mazatlan, the city’s central market,  you’ll find nearly everything for sale. And it’s divided into sections to help you navigate your way as you meander through and potential purchase a few items for souvenirs to take home and [...]

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Mazatlan Restaurants, Food and Drinks Guide

by David Clough

Mazatlan, the ‘Pacific Pearl’, is a vibrant and colourful city which has a rich and varied cultural history. This exuberance is as apparent in the local cuisine as it is anywhere else, and Mazatlan food and drink is considered among the very best in Mexico. Image by Sarah Korf Traditional Mexican Food in Mazatlan Mazatlan [...]

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Savoring the Sunsets of Mazatlan

by Craig Zabransky

Mexico offers so many destinations to watch a sunset. So many chances to watch the spectacular. And I am a fan. A big one. I recently explored the Sunsets of Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlan offers its share too. Let’s take a look at a few of my favorites each from a different location and each a [...]

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Baseball in Mazatlan and other surprises from the city in Sinaloa

by Craig Zabransky

Yes, Mazatlan has a popular baseball team. Actually, it is the city’s most popular sport. Surprised? I was, but after attending a game last winter, I can attest to its popularity. And baseball probably isn’t the only surprise you’ll find in Mazatlan, it offers many. Baseball. Although I was not surprised to see the game [...]

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The Pulmonia Taxi of Mazatlan is a Must Catch

by Craig Zabransky

Pulmonía translates to pneumonia in English, but in Mazatlan catching a pulmonia is a must. The nickname for the iconic taxi comes from the local residents believing a ride in an open air car could cause a cold, yet you’ll find many locals taking pulmonias all over town. In fact, there is no better way [...]

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