Mazatlan, a Nahuatl word meaning “place of the deer,” is within 10 miles of the Pacific coast. Mazatlan is also right below the Tropic of Cancer, which puts it at the same latitude as Honolulu.
Because of it’s location, Mazatlan has has very mild weather. This weather includes a mild winter, and very little rain from the end of October to June. Throughout the year, temperatures generally range from 68 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit.
Mazatlan is also known as the “Pearl of the Pacific,” and is Mexico’s largest commercial port. In fact, Mazatlan is one the largest West Coast seaports, behind only the Los Angeles port, and the Panama Canal. Because of the port’s size, it is a stop for many cruises, including many that travel around the world.
More images of Mazatlan
|Walking up the beach to the restaurant for an afternoon brew!|
|Downtown Mazatlan along the water. Not so sure I would want to live on this hill!|
|Along the water`s edge!|
|Jackie and I looked out at the Sea of Cortez enjoying a brew! Notice a theme here!|
|Another beautiful sunset around Happy Hour!|
|Tropic of Cancer....a tour outing for the day!|
|Admiring the sunset!|