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Arriving in Mazatlan

Mazatlan, Mexico is a popular tourism destination due to both its scenic beauty and festive atmosphere. The international airport is officially called the General Rafael Buelna International Airport and is the most important airport in the Sinaloa area due to its international operations.

Many of the main, international airlines offer cheap flights to Mazatlan, which means it’s easy for visitors to explore the Pearl of the Pacific and revel in the mild climate and stunning coastline. British Airways and Continental both offer economical airfares to Mazatlan, although both routes include two stops, with BA connecting at Dallas and Mexico City, and Continental connecting at Washington and Houston. As you can see, there are many choices for Mazatlan flights.

Getting Around Mazatlan

After securing convenient flights to Mazatlan, visitors will find it easy to explore the city, with a variety of transportation options available from the airport. The bus system offers an economical way to see the city though journeys may take a bit longer than in a self-drive rental car. Nevertheless, with fares costing less than 7.50 pesos (around 40p), compared to taxi fares which start at 25 pesos, this is the perfect alternative for the budget traveler.

For a more memorable trip, the Pulmonia taxis provide a great way to really experience the city. These vehicles are reminiscent of golf carts and give the traveler a genuine, open air taste of Mazatlan.

Main Attractions in Mazatlan

After securing suitable Mazatlan flights, the city offers visitors plenty of varied activities, with sport fishing being one of the most popular pastimes in the area, as well as horse riding and golf. The stunning coastline offers families an array of beautiful beaches on which to relax and enjoy the climate. More family-focused activities include the aquarium and turtle sanctuary.

Shopping, Dining, and Nightlife in Mazatlan

The city also has a vibrant night life and restaurants that make the most of Mexico’s traditional seafood cuisine. With unique and delicious dishes to choose from, it’s worth spending that little bit extra – especially after saving on the airfare to Mazatlan, Mexico. The Copa de Leche has a traditional menu and overlooks the waterfront, giving both visitors and locals a fabulous dining experience.

For the enthusiastic clubber, Senor Frogs is the original party destination and a must for any party lover – they also offer a decent menu. After warming up at this hot spot, the most dedicated dancers head on to the Bora Bora open-air dance club where patrons are encouraged to dance on anything and everything – including the bar!

Several popular airlines fly into Gen Rafael Buelna Airport, including

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Flight stats for Mazatlan - did you know?
  • Mazatlan is 11 mi from Gen Rafael Buelna Airport (Mazatlan, Mexico).
  • Gen Rafael Buelna Airport (Mazatlan, Mexico)
    • Right now, 15 airlines operate out of Gen Rafael Buelna Airport.
    • Gen Rafael Buelna Airport offers nonstop flights to 11 cities.
    • Every week, at least 84 domestic flights and 168 international flights depart from Gen Rafael Buelna Airport.

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