16. SWIM WITH SHARKS AT THE AQUARIUM The only aquarium located along the Pacific coast of Mexico is in Mazatlan. Construction began in 1978 and the aquarium officially opened in September 1980, as a space to help inspire and educate children and adults alike on the preservation of animals and wildlife. You’ll find a botanical garden, the aquarium, and a planetarium at Mazatlan’s Aquarium. The aquarium itself boasts over 200+ species of fish.
Travel to Mazatlan, Mexico - Amateur Traveler Episode 412 Hear about travel to Mazatlan, Mexico as the Amateur Traveler talks again to Craig Zabransky about this Mexico seaport. The main reason to go to Mazatlan is for a beach holiday. “It has a great value compared to a lot of the other destinations that are very popular in Mexico like Cabo, Cancun and Puerto Vallarta. It is a mid-sized city, the second largest on the Pacific coast.
8. EXPERIENCE THE MALECON LIKE A LOCAL Probably one of Mazatlan’s most memorable features is the seaside boardwalk. Known as the longest in Mexico and second longest in the world, it spans 4.5 miles and is the prime location for sunset views from all points of the boardwalk due to its unobstructed views of the ocean. Take a walk, run or bike up and down the malecon and blend in with the locals. Stop to take pictures with each of the monuments that line the boardwalk from start to finish.