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Old Mazatlan

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Address: Mazatlan, Mexico
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USD 45.00*
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Mazatlan City Sightseeing Tour with Shopping Time and Lunch
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USD 30.00*
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Mazatlan City Sightseeing Tour

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Nice to visit the old town

40 years ago my boyfriend and I went to Mazatlan and stayed in the old part of Mazatlan. At that time it was a happening place. The were still building the part called the Gold... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

40 years ago my boyfriend and I went to Mazatlan and stayed in the old part of Mazatlan. At that time it was a happening place. The were still building the part called the Gold Zone.

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Woodland, CA
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172 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

During our last trip to Mazatlan, we made at least 4 trips to Old Mazatlan, for dining and shopping. And it's a great place to brush up on your Spanish, as most of the folks on the street are not English speakers. From the Catholic Church in the square, to the free live music most evenings, to the incredible dining... More 

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Red Deer, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Historic District and Old Mazatlan is truly the heart of Mazatlan. Plazuela Machado, Angela Peralto Theatre, The Mercado and all the shops owned by families here in Maz are what breathe life into a city founded by generations that still choose to live here. This is a safe and vibrant area that many Canadians (including myself) make our home... More 

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Stafford, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There were some.streets under construction but still accessible to foot traffic. We walked around the Plaza and some of the side streets looking for an authentic place to eat. We ate at a place a couple blocks from the main plaza, called la.cocina de ara. It was good and cheap and friendly service. Lots of locals in there. We shopped... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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71 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We weren't sure about our city bus tour until we got to Old Town which made the trip worthwhile...We actually would have liked to spend half a day at least down there...would have been nice to get in to see the Opera House, for instance and the merchants in the market were getting ready to close when we got there.... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Currently the streets are under construction which detracts from the beauty but a good place to find nightlife, restaurants and bars right across from the ocean.

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Brampton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take the local bus-- Sabalo Centro-- cost about 10 pesos per person. It's about 45 minutes to get there. The area is always busting. Once inside, there is an awful amount of stalls, with a great deal to offer. Gifts, food, souvenirs, anything you need. The Church is two blocks away. Beautiful park nearby- walk down to the Port and... More 

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colorado springs
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Get on the local bus and go see all of Mazatlan - old and new. The open air market is quite an eye opener. That is a must see!

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Mount Vernon
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took a very nice day trip to see Old Mazatlan. The trip was very informative showcasing The history of the town. Host Rene kept my interest making it more enjoyable. We visited a few vendors that sponsor the tour. However, there was no obligation to buy from them. We stopped at a jewelry store and I did find a beautiful... More 

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Valleyview, Canada
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I enjoyed seeing old mazatlan and some of the history of the area. However this tour company stops at a jewellery shop a restaurant and a candy shop along the way. The owners of these places keep track of how much the tour groups spend and give a kick back to the tour operator which I found a little distasteful.... More 

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