Highlights with Lunch
Mazatlan is a resort town highly sought out for its sandy beaches, tantalizing nightlife and delicious food. During this 5-hour city tour you will get to see the variety and cultural richness of this Sinaloan coast gem for yourself.
Make your way to the Spanish fort lookout hill for stunning views of the city and El Faro lighthouse; situated at the top of the Cerro del Creston, it is the highest lighthouse in the Americas. Watch in amazement as brave cliff divers jump into 8 feet of rock-laden water.
In the Centro Historico district, or Old Mazatlan, you will feel like you stepped into the 1950s as you pass by grand homes, downtown market and the main plaza. This former pirate haven has undergone a resurgence in recent years as a blossoming artist and entrepreneurial hub.
Venture inside the beautiful Immaculate Conception basilica and take photos of this old church in Mexico then drive to the malecon (boardwalk) to the Golden Zone for the best shopping and beach areas in the area. While here, enjoy an authentic Mexican lunch of mouthwatering shrimp or the famous Mazatlan fish filet, then shop to your heart's content or just relax on the beach and enjoy a refreshing swim before returning to the port.
This half-day tour provides a great overview of the enchanting city of Mazatlan, reserve your spot today and see for yourself.
Reviewer: Lucy Hurlen
This was our first purchased shore excursion ever. Our guide was amazing. It was the last day of mardi gras and unfortunately the beach route was closed off for the parade. But, it didn't really matter as our guide picked up the slack and kept us informed along the way. Lunch was excellent. We thoroughly liked the "mix"... some sightseeing including a visit to the church and watching the divers, some shopping, lunch, etc. We would certainly do this one again!!
Reviewer: Dan Bensur
Juan Jose Hernandez, local, genuine, concerned and just flat out amazing. Rarely do you get this level of knowledge and genuine interest from a guide. Juan, knew it all, made it easy to understand and shared some of the most interesting elements of Mazatlan with us. He even bought us snacks to share from a market so authentic that I almost tried cow's tongue. GO to Mazatlan and see the real Mexico and an interesting mix of traditional and new culture, have a great time. Would definitely go again and visit with Van Tours at the lead...
Reviewer: Jane Corbett
The tour showed us all over Mazatlan and the guide was interesting and courteous. In all honesty, there was not much to see and, as it rained, the market was disgusting. The sewers were overflowing and the smell was dreadful. We were a little disappointed with the diver as it was a bit of a non-event. The restaurant for lunch was a good choice - right on the beach and typically Mexican and the food was good.
Reviewer: trish gregston
This excursion had a great tour guide who was very knowledgeable and personable. We enjoyed all the sites and enjoyed our guide. The lunch spot was right on the beach and the food was good. The cliff divers were a highlite. Entire tour with lunch was a great bargain. I would do this tour again.
We had so much fun with David S. as our tour guide. He was so knowledgeable and funny. The ladies sure enjoyed his great smile and personality. Oh, the tour was full of great things to do. I recommend this tour if you want to see a bit of everything including time at the beach.