Set on Mexico’s West Coast, at the foot of the Sierra Madre Mountains on a peninsula that extends into the Pacific Ocean, Mazatlán, founded in 1531, is one of Mexico’s premier beach towns (with miles and miles of sandy beaches), an important port and a socially and economically diverse city, with approximately 500,000 inhabitants. Its remarkable scenic beauty (and famous sunsets) is complemented by a delightful festive atmosphere and a wealth of exciting activities. Mazatlán has two primary areas of interest to visitors:
- In the north, there is the Zona Dorada (Golden Zone) where the majority of hotels and restaurants are located (and where our proposed venue is situated).
- To the south is the historic downtown with several lovely plazas and many renovated 18th century buildings.
The two areas are linked by a scenic beach-front avenue: the Malecón.
The weather in October is usually between 23 oC (min.) and 32 oC (max.) (74-90 oF).
Mazatlán has an international airport (MZT) which receives flights from Dallas/Ft. Worth, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Houston, South Shore Harbor, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, Denver, Minneapolis, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, Toronto-Pearson, Vancouver, Winnipeg, as well as from Mexico City and Guadalajara.