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“Beautiful place” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Piedras Las Labradas Petroglyphs

Piedras Las Labradas Petroglyphs
Ranked #56 of 127 things to do in Sinaloa
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Owner description: This is a very much overlooked and little known acheological site on the coast of the Sea of Cortez about 30 miles north of the city of Mazatlan. This site contains some of the best preserved Indian rock carvings in Mexico. The site has recently undergone substantial improvement courtesy of the government of Sinaloa and is now very user friendly and easy to access. It lies about 3 miles off the international highway on the coast and has an information center and well laid out paths to the carvings. It also is situated next to a marvelous beach for those inclined to sunbath or simply enjoy the waters. A google search on "Las Labradas Sinaloa" will provide additional information in both English and Spanish. This site is growing in popularity is is the location for a yearly spring equinox celebration that is also becoming increasingly popular.
Richmond, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Beautiful place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2014

We visited this site on a recent visit to Mazatlan. Go now while it is still not very well known and enjoy the peace and tranquillity as well as viewing the petroglyphs. We booked a tour at short notice with Mazatlan Vantours. They provided a driver and van for our party of four. German, our driver, was very pleasant and knowledgeable about the area. If you want to have lunch at the little restaurant in the village, they need 24 hours notice.

Visited March 2014
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14 reviews from our community

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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Mazatlan, Mexico
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Amazing Petroglyphs”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2014

North of Mazatlan, on a remote beach, there is a large cluster of boulders. When you arrive at the beach at first all you see is the expanse of beach and the large rocks. Then as you move closer, and begin climbing on the rocks you suddenly see these ancient carvings on the rocks. It's a mystical and spiritual experience to find these symbols made by unknown people a long time ago.

Visited February 2014
Thank GaiaSanFrancisco
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Dallas, Texas
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38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Wear sturdy shoes and bring a picnic!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014

Very interesting piece of history. The beach is beautiful and the town very quaint. Very tiny town with farm animals of all sorts in front yard of houses.

Visited December 2013
Thank jhellman66
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Advocate Harbour, Canada
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Be aware!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2013

We went to Piedras Las Labradas Petroglyphs today in our own car.Almost impossible to find as there is no signage on the 15D norhbound.Google maps say there is a Hwy.20 4 miles north of Mazatlan.Does this Hwy. exist or is it really 15D,which is a toll road.$100 pesos,then $46 pesos for entrance fee to the Petroglyphs.Maybe Google should update the info.At 52km. marker northbound there is a bridge with no signage at all.We asked local people who assured us we would get ther if we continued heading west.Finally we found a lovely beach area with the Petros but were told we could not sit there or have a snack in our chairs but there were people sitting on and eroding rocks with their butts.Que Pasa?

Visited December 2013
Thank bootsyjean
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Rosarito, Mexico
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63 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Great historical trip.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2013

A bit of a bus ride from Mazatlan to this site but well worth it. This is an archaeological zone with carved stones dating back 1500 years, depicting the historical passing of pre-Hispanic settlers of this region. Bring your camera, a snack, some water and relax.

Visited January 2013
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