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Mazatlan: Deer Island Eco Tour with Snorkeling and Hiking

1. Mazatlan: Deer Island Eco Tour with Snorkeling and Hiking

Your ecological adventure begins with pickup from your hotel then heads towards the 3 islands of Mazatlan. Perhaps the most iconic symbols of Mazatlan, the islands are named after the main species that inhabit or once inhabited them. The destination of today’s tour, Deer Island, is nestled between Bird and Wolf Island, and is the largest and most popular island of the 3. There’s plenty to see and do on Deer Island, thanks to its natural attributes and terrain which provide a fantastic recreational space. Spend the day snorkeling in the warm waters in search of colorful marine life, relaxing on the white sandy beaches, and kayaking around the shoreline to soak up incredible views of both Mazatlan and Deer Island itself. You can also follow your expert guide on an ecological hike around the island, to see and learn about native flora and fauna that grow and live here in abundance. At the end of a fun, adventurous, and educational day, head back on board the boat for the return journey to Mazatlan, and then drop-off to your hotel.

Mazatlan: All-Inclusive Party Boat/Deer Island Tour

2. Mazatlan: All-Inclusive Party Boat/Deer Island Tour

Board your boat 15 minutes before the tour departure time at Marina Mazatlan. As soon as you step onboard, savor a freshly-made drink by a super-skilled bartender or a cold beer from the open bar. Then, cruise through the marina, the Golden Zone and its hotels, and take in great views of Valentinos and the Malecon. Afterward, head to Deer Island where, after putting a life jacket on, you will disembark to perform as many water activities as you like from the ones offered. Once you've had your fun in the water, get ready to enjoy a variety of local dishes served by one of the crew members. On the way back to the marina, dance on the upper deck or simply relax lying down on the lounge sofas.

From Mazatlan: Zipline & ATV Adventure with Tequila Tasting

3. From Mazatlan: Zipline & ATV Adventure with Tequila Tasting

Get your adrenaline pumping with a thrilling ATV ride and zipline adventure. Meet your guide at your hotel and hop in the ATV that will take you to the zipline park, passing through the Sierra Occidental Mountain Range along the way. Enjoy a drink of your choice during the ride and take in scenic views. Upon arrival at the park, get kitted out before taking to the sky. Zip through the skies as you make your way through 12 different ziplines with different heights and lengths. Enjoy unique aerial views of the old-growth forest and town below you. Afterward, hop in the ATV and travel through the mountains to your lunch spot. Sit down to a delicious meal with tequila cheese, machaca burritos, beans, salsa, tortillas, and your choice of drink. Finish your tour with a visit to a tequila factory where you can sample some delicious local tequila.

From Mazatlán: ATV Tour into Sierra Madre with Lunch

4. From Mazatlán: ATV Tour into Sierra Madre with Lunch

Combine adventurous ATV riding with a delicious traditional meal and a bit of sightseeing on this 5-hour tour from Mazatlán. Your day begins with pickup by van at your hotel. Enjoy a refreshing water, juice, or coffee on the 40-minute drive to Veranos Village, approximately 40 minutes from the golden zone of Mazatlán.   Once you arrive, you’ll be given the necessary instructions on how to safely use the ATVs. Your guide will then take you through the gaps on the Sierra Madre Occidental mountain range and the municipalities of Mazatlán and Concordia. Cross a wooden bridge and the Presidio River to reach other surrounding small towns.   After your ride, savor a regional meal of tequila, cheese, machaca burritos, beans, salsa, handmade tortillas, and your choice of beverage. Finally, finish your day with a bit of sightseeing: explore Mazatlán to see its Museum of History, cathedral, and tequila factory. Here, enjoy a free tasting of the town’s best tequila.

Mazatlán: Zipline Adventure, Sightseeing & Tequila Tasting

5. Mazatlán: Zipline Adventure, Sightseeing & Tequila Tasting

Follow a ziplining adventure with a traditional meal and a short tour of Mazatlán’s best spots. Your day begins with pickup from your hotel in a comfortable van. Enjoy a refreshing drink of water, juice, or coffee on the 40-minute drive to the zipline location.   Upon arrival, you’ll be set up in the required safety equipment (pulley, harness, helmet, and gloves). Your security is your hosts’ priority at all times, so you can enjoy the amazing ride. Experience a fun scenic ride among 12 ziplines at different heights and lengths. While flying over the surroundings, you’ll get a unique view of the old-growth forests and the town in the distance.   After ziplining, enjoy a regional meal before your ride back. Enjoy tequila, cheese, machaca burritos, beans, salsa, tortillas, and your choice of beverages. Finally, head back to town to visit the Museum of History and cathedral. You’ll also have time to visit the hot springs and the town’s tequila factory, where you’ll visit the best tequila you’ve ever had.

Mazatlan: Hot Springs with Lunch and Transportation

6. Mazatlan: Hot Springs with Lunch and Transportation

Begin your tour with pickup at your hotel in Mazatlan, then drive toward the hot springs village. Enjoy water, coffee, or juice to keep you refreshed during the drive. Upon arrival, right in the middle of the village, head to the first set of hot springs pools. Bathe in water that is rich in minerals like magnesium, calcium, sulfur, and carbon. Soak in the water's healing properties, which are said to increase blood circulation and oxygenation, remove toxins from the body, increase metabolism, relax the mind, prevent aging, relieve skin diseases (psoriasis, fungi, and dermatitis), heal wounds, and fights rheumatism and arthritis. After visiting both hot springs, relish a regional meal of tequila cheese, machaca burritos, beans, salsa, tortillas, and your choice of drink. Also, enjoy time to explore the village where you can visit the museum of history, the beautiful church, and a tequila factory to taste the best tequila in town.

Mazatlan: Temazcal Experience with Lunch and Transportation

7. Mazatlan: Temazcal Experience with Lunch and Transportation

Begin your adventure with pickup at your hotel in Mazatlan, and enjoy water, coffee or juice during your approximately 40-minute drive. Upon arrival at the temazcal, a shaman will welcome you and hand you clay so you can take a mud bath and exfoliate your skin. Once the mud is dry, wash it off with water and then go into the temazcal. Once inside, sit around and start to sweat with the steam generated by volcanic stones and fragant herbs. Thank Mother Earth for everything you have and ask for help to remove yourself from everything you don't need. Because of its shape, the temazcal represents the womb of Mother Earth. Work with the four elements — earth, wind, fire, and water — to purify and harmonize your body, soul, and spirit. Later, savor a regional meal of tequila cheese, machaca burritos, beans, salsa, tortillas, and your choice of beverage. Enjoy some time to go through the town and visit the Museum of History and the beautiful church. Visit the hot springs and a tequila factory where you can taste the best tequila in town. The tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel in Mazatlan.

Mazatlán: Whale Watching Tour

8. Mazatlán: Whale Watching Tour

In winter, it's possible to view the gentlest giants of the ocean, humpback whales. On this tour, you'll enjoy a fun ride along the bay in which you may also find dolphins, turtles, sea lions, manta rays, and other forms of sea life. This adventure is sure to be the highlight of your holidays. Guided by passionate sea experts on board a high-speed, semi-rigid boat, the experience is perfect for the whole family and allows you to experience these majestic creatures in comfort and safety. The local partner's team is unique in the region and the boats are internationally certified.  Don't forget your camera, so you can relive all the special moments in the years to come.

Mazatlan: Ten Islands Boating Expedition

9. Mazatlan: Ten Islands Boating Expedition

The insular areas (islands, islets, and rocks) of the Gulf of California represent approximately 50% of the insular territory of Mexico. On this route, you will get to know the most important islets of Sinaloa, which are in front of the port of Mazatlan. On board a high-speed, semi-rigid boat, you'll cross the bay whilst discovering different islands, islets, rocks, and beaches. This will give you the opportunity to take photos while your guides share the history, geology, and life of each of these landmarks. During your tour, you'll be surrounded by diverse types of birds, such as gulls, frigates, and ducks, among many animals such as dolphins, turtles, and with a bit of luck, stingrays. On the morning tour, snorkel and spend some free time on the famous Deer Island. On the afternoon tour, enjoy a beautiful sunset show.

Mazatlan: Seafront Boardwalk Beer Bike Tour

10. Mazatlan: Seafront Boardwalk Beer Bike Tour

Get ready to pedal through the longest boardwalk in Mexico on a beer bike tour around Mazatlan’s colorful seafront boardwalk. Spot iconic monuments and landmarks, taste authentic local draft beer, listen to music, and enjoy plenty of photo opportunities. Start your adventure by being picked up from your accommodation in Mazatlan in a traditional local taxi. Then, head to the Golden Zone of Mazatlan to the start point of the tour. From there, hop on the beer bike and begin your fun. Create connections with the rest of your group as you all pedal along the boardwalk and sightsee. The sound system on board the bike will allow you to play your favorite beats while enjoying your 1.9 liters of local draft beer. Your guide will keep the drinks flowing and allow you to make quick photo stops at the different monuments and landmarks, including the iconic Mazatlan emblematic sign. Continue pedaling before turning around at the Fisherman's Monument. Make your way back to the Golden Zone, then hop into a local taxi for a traditional ride back to your hotel or accommodation.

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What people are saying about Mazatlan

Intelligent, knowledgeable, friendly and well connected with the community. I am hoping to take her cooking session when I get back to Mazatlan.

Good trip, excellent services from the driver who sent us to the kayaking place and back to our resort even he did not speak good English.

Excellent treatment, professionalism and punctuality. Really delicious and traditional food. Highly recommended experience.

A relaxing, yet stimulating experience to be enjoyed by all. The accompanying meal was delicious and plentiful.

Comfortable seating, great service, boat was clean, music was great, food was delicious.