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The reason that most travelers choose to visit Mazatlan is plain and simple: To forget the stress of every day life, and relax on a beautiful beach. But this resort town has much more to offer than just access to the refreshing waters of the Pacific Ocean.
The culture in Mazatlan is seeped in history and its offerings to visitors are diverse and abundant.
In the heart of the old city stands the 19th century built Mazatlan Cathedral, whose beautiful yellow towers inspire pedestrians to stand still and admire. It is a perfect example of the areas century-old architectural style.
Unique spectator sports are also prevalent. From bullfighting to the ball game of Ulama (one of the oldest sports in the world still played), there is no shortage of spectacles to be witnessed.
Those lucky enough to visit during the week before Lent (dates change yearly) are treated to the Mazatlan Carnival. As the third largest of such celebrations in the world, it has been attracting hundreds of thousands of people from all around the world for more than 100 years. With live music, delicious food and great entertainment all on a picturesque oceanfront setting, this event is not to be missed.
With colorful culture, deep traditions and rich history, Mazatlan has something to offer all of its visitors.