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Old Mazatlan

Mazatlan, Mexico
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Ranked #6 of 54 attractions in Mazatlan
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

definitely walkable and the restaurants are pretty good. Make sure you get to see the Old Mazatlan square. Just be aware when walking down some of the side streets. They seem questionable but we did not have any problems

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Nepean
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15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Lots to see. A good variety of shops and eateries. Just watch your step as the sidewalks aren't consistent. The artwalk Fridays are the best.

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San Francisco
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I've been going to Mazatlan since 1981… now, when I go, I almost NEVER enter "the gold Zone"..the tourist area north, which is fine if you want Carlos & Charlie's, Blockbuster, and Burger King. the restaurants and night life in Old Mazatlan are great, the architecture and restaurants are the best. Fine hotels, from $25 to $250. if you need... More

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Oroville, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

When you go to Mazatlan, be sure to go down into Old Mazatlan. The Catholic Church is just beautiful to see. They have done a great job in bringing the church back to original. It is a must see... Go to the Central Market and see how the locals shop. Very interesting Stop by the square for good restaurants. Go... More

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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12 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We might have enjoyed this more if our kids were older and it was not a scorching hot and humid day in July. The area is nice to walk through and some of the buildings are pretty neat. As another reviewer pointed out there are areas that are better maintained than others and you do need to watch where you... More

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New York, NY
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

After 13 years, I can still remember the feeling I had when I first step off the Carnival Cruise Ship back in 2001! What a freakin' experience; I witnessed the natives in their natural environment cooking and selling products to us-tourists and I actually swam in blue waters... That was an experience I'll never forget!

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Gresham, Oregon
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Don't miss Copa de Leche for a 1940's feel of Mexico, the downtown central market and the Catholic cathedral.

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texas
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We did a downtown tour that was pretty good....loved the cathedral. We loved the canopy tour (zip line). It was the best that we have EVER done!!! Barbara Dance

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Old Mazatlan is an oasis of what Mexico is. Refurbished homes and businesses, the great and historic Angela Peralta Theatre, the beautiful and humbling Cathedral, many fine restaurants and shops filled with friendly locals and some curious tourists shopping for a curio or some indigenous art work. Wonderful feeling.

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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is the real Mazatlan, the Mazatlan with many stories to tell. Walk around, watch, imagine... Feel the history of this amazing place. You can go to the theater and gain some culture, go to the upstairs museum at Plazuela Machado and see what life was like long ago. Of course, check out the beautiful cathedral and go to the... More

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