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5 places to visit near Mazatlan

5 places to visit near Mazatlan

If you are planning a visit to Mazatlan, on Mexico’s Pacific coast, don’t miss the opportunity to explore some of the nearby destinations in this beautiful place. With stunning beaches, fresh seafood, and a vibrant Mexican culture, Mazatlan is a popular tourist destination in Mexico.

There is so much to discover and do in this region, set aside a couple of days in your trip to explore the places near Mazatlan. Here are five destinations near Mazatlan that are worth visiting.

Isla de Piedra

Isla de Piedra is a small island located off the coast of Mazatlan. As its name suggests, it is composed mainly of stone and rock and has a variety of interesting and unique rock formations. The island is accessible from Cerritos beach, in the northern part of Mazatlan, and can be reached by boat or kayak.

One of the main attractions of Isla de Piedra is Playa de Brujas, a beautiful white sand beach with crystal clear waters surrounded by rocks and cliffs. You can enjoy a variety of water sports such as snorkeling and kayaking.

There are also several restaurants and bars on the beach where you can enjoy a delicious meal or a refreshing drink while enjoying the ocean view.

Another popular attraction on Isla de Piedra is the ancient lighthouse built on top of a rocky cliff. Climb to the top of the lighthouse to enjoy the views and take breathtaking photos.

Isla de Piedra also has several caves and grottos that can be explored. These caves are home to bats and other wildlife and are a must for those interested in nature and adventure. Isla de Piedra is a hidden gem in Mazatlan that is worth exploring as it offers something for everyone.

Altamura Island

Altamura Island is located about 30 minutes by boat from the port of Mazatlan. It is a paradise for nature lovers, with a great variety of flora and fauna. 

This island has a beautiful white sand beach and crystal clear waters that offer spectacular views of the sea and surrounding mountains.

One of the most popular activities on Altamura Island is snorkeling. The clear, calm water around the island is home to an abundance of marine life, such as colorful fish, starfish, and corals, you can rent snorkeling equipment or bring your own equipment to admire them.

The island has several fascinating caves to explore, each with its own history and legends. The most famous cave on the island is the Devil’s Cave puwa said to have been the hideout of pirates in the past.

In addition to the beach and caves, Altamura Island is also an ideal place to relax and enjoy nature. Visitors can walk along the trails that wind around the island, enjoy the scenery and observe wildlife such as tropical birds and reptiles.

Altamura Island also has a small community of fishermen who live on the island and offer boat trips around the island, where you can learn about the island’s history and life at sea.

El Quelite

Just a few kilometers from the coastal city of Mazatlan, lies a picturesque town known as El Quelite. It is famous for its beautiful colonial architecture and its cobblestone streets and old buildings. 

The town is also famous for its delicious regional food, such as tacos de carne asada and chilorio. In addition, many of the town’s restaurants offer spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and farmland.

This historic and cultural site is a must-see to immerse yourself in the culture and tradition of the Sinaloa region. The town has several museums and galleries that showcase the history of the region.

In addition, you can explore the streets of the town and visit the workshops of local artisans, where you can buy handmade products, such as pottery, textiles, and jewelry.

There are also craft stores where you can buy local products such as palm hats, wicker baskets, and textiles.


Copala is a small magical town located in the mountains of the Sierra Madre Occidental. This colonial town was founded in the 16th century and is located about seventy kilometers southeast of Mazatlan.

Copala is known for its beautiful colonial architecture and cobblestone streets. Walk through the town and admire the church of San José, built in the 18th century. 

You can also visit the community museum to learn about the history of Copala and its surroundings. 

Don’t forget to visit the local handicraft stores where you can buy handmade products such as textiles, pottery, and jewelry.

Las Labradas Beach

This beautiful beach is located about 80 kilometers north of Mazatlan, in the municipality of San Ignacio. What makes Playa Las Labradas unique are the prehistoric rock formations found in the surrounding area. These rocks have engravings and petroglyphs that are believed to have been created by the ancient inhabitants of the region more than 2,000 years ago.

Playa Las Labradas is an ideal place to practice water sports such as surfing and kayaking, take boat rides to explore the nearby coastline, and watch whales and dolphins.

The beach has a wide range of services including restaurants, hotels, and cabanas, and you can enjoy a variety of seafood dishes and fresh fish in the local restaurants, as well as refreshing drinks and cocktails.

Casa Lulu will be your lodging in this adventure.

Mazatlan is an exciting and diverse tourist destination that offers a wealth of attractions and activities for visitors. Don’t think twice and make a reservation at Casa Lulu where we will welcome you with open arms for an unforgettable experience.

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