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Introduction

Mazatlan

Mazatlan

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Mazatlan is an important harbour city along the Pacific coastline of the state of Sinaloa, Mexico. It has around 400,000 inhabitants.

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Events and Festivals

Day of the Dead

Although the Day of the Dead is also celebrated in many Latin American countries except Mexico (and also in parts of Europe, Asia and Africa), the Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de los Muertos) is most intensily celebrated in Mexciowhere where it is equal to a National Holiday. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. The celebration takes place on November 1st and 2nd, in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints' Day (November 1) and All Souls' Day (November 2). Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts. Although it is about the Dead, it is also a celebration where eating and partying both are common as well.

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Getting There

By Plane

General Rafael Buelna International Airport (MZT) offers flights to a number of places, including cities in the USA like Los Angeles, Houston, Denver and Phoenix, and Canada, like Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg and Edmonton. Mexican destinations include Mexico City, Guadalajara, Tijuana and Puerto Vallarta.

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Sleep

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Costa de Oro Beach HotelAv. Camaron Sabalo 710 Zona DoradaHotel-
Del Sol HotelAv. Del Mar #1200Hotel-
Hotel AguamarinaAv. del Mar #110 Col. Palos PrietosHotel-
Hotel Amigo PlazaAv. del Mar #900Hotel-
Hotel CeltaLuis Zuiga #808 Centro Entre Tte.Azueta y CarvajalHOTEL-
Hotel El BucaneroAv. Rafael Buelna #79 Col. Sanchez CelisHotel-
Hotel JacarandasAv. del Mar #2500Hotel-
Hotel Maria CoralOn the Beach at Stone IslandHOTEL-
Hotel MazatlanAlfonso Tirado #914 Lomas de JuarezHotel-
Hotel Playa VictoriaAv. Del Mar #1317Hotel-
Hotel RegisGutierrez Najera y Caonero TampicoHOTEL-
Hotel San DiegoAv. del Mar y Av. Rafael BuelnaHOTEL-
Hotel Solamar InnAv. Camaron Sabalo Zona DoradaHOTEL-
Hotel Vista DoradaAv. Del MarHOTEL-
Hotel Vista MarAv. Del Mar #2616 Zona DoradaHotel-
Margaritas Hotel y Club de TenisAv. Camaron Sabalo #909 Zona DoradaHotel-
Posada La MisionAv. Camaron Sabalo #2100 Zona DoradaHotel-
Suitel 522 Eco HostelRio Presidio 522 corner with Rafael DominguezGUESTHOUSE-
Suites AngelsCalle Ostra #456 Sabalo CountryHotel-
Suites Los GirasolesAv. Gaviotas 709 Fracc. GaviotasHotel-
Suites NereidasCalle Ostra #456A Sabalo CountryHotel-
Suites VeneziaAv. del Mar #606 TelleriaHotel-
Las 7 MaravillasAvenida Las Palmas 1 Colonia Los PinosGUESTHOUSE-
Funky Monkey HostelCerro Boludo #112 Boludo 112 Lomas de MazatlanHOSTEL-

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Keep Connected

Internet

Internet cafe's are widely available and you generally can find one in the direct vicinity. Sometimes photocopy stores or photo processing stores will double as an internet cafe with a couple of computers. Look for signs reading "Acceso a Internet" or "Cibernautica" or "Cibercafe". Charges range from approx. US$1 an hour to US$3 an hour, depending on the location.

Phone

See also International Telephone Calls

Phone cards can be purchased anywhere and are needed for the majority of public phones. To call any number outside your region you have to dial 01 then followed by the area code. If calling a cellphone from a normal phone start with with 044. If calling cellphone to cellphone just dial the 10-digit number. To make an international call dial 00 followed by the country code then the local number. To call to Mexico, also dial 00 (most of the times) followed by the national code 52.

Post

The Mexican postal service is operated by Correos de México. The post service in Mexico is pretty good although not very cheap. It is reliable regarding the sending of postcards, but it takes at least a week to send it to other countries (US/Canada), more so if you send it to Europe or Australia. For packages it is better to use international services like FedEx or UPS. If you are sending a package internationally with the Mexican postal service, take the package OPEN to the post office, they may want to inspect it. Seal it up at the post office. Post offices typically open from 8:00am to 6:00pm Monday to Friday, and 9:00am to 1:00pm Saturday. You will find post offices (Oficina de Correos) is almost any town or city in Mexico. To buy stamps it is best to go to the post office, although you can also get them at stamp machines, located outside the post offices, at bus stations, airports and some commercial establishments.

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